Six months after we last checked in, wood framing has reached its peak at the Los Lirios Apartments, a new affordable housing development from East L.A. Community Corporation (ELACC) and Bridge Housing in Boyle Heights.

View looking southeast from 1st StreetGonzalez Goodale Architects

The project, which abuts Metro's Soto Station at 113 S. Soto Street, consists of a five-story building which will feature 64 apartments - including 63 affordable units - above approximately 2,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 50 subterranean parking stalls.

GGA is designing Los Lirios, which is portrayed in renderings as a contemporary low-rise structure flanked by a new landscaped plaza, Plans call for more than 8,000 square feet of open space within the project, including a central courtyard, a roof terrace, and an exercise room.

Completion of the apartment complex is on track to occur in 2024.

Construction of the Los Lirios developmentUrbanize LA

The project is the latest in a string of developments from ELACC at the intersection of Soto and 1st Streets, including the two phases of the Cielito Lindo apartments at the northeast corner of the intersection. The non-profit developer is also restoring the 125-year-old Peabody Warden house, which was displaced by Cielito Lindo, as a community center.

Likewise, ELACC has also set its sights on a Metro-owned site next to Mariachi Plaza Station, with plans for the 60-unit Lucha Reyes apartments at the intersection of Bailey Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

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