Nearly one year after commencing work in Boyle Heights, wood framing is starting to rise at the site of the Los Lirios Apartments, a new affordable housing development from East L.A. Community Corporation (ELACC) and BRIDGE Housing.
Located on a Metro-owned site at 113 S. Soto Street, adjacent to the L Line's Soto Station, the project will consist of a five-story edifice featuring 64 apartments - including 63 affordable units - above 2,443 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 50 subterranean parking stalls.
Approved plans call for a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings, which would be reserved for unhoused individuals and households earning between 30 and 50 percent of the area median income level.
GGA is designing Los Lirios, which flanks Soto Station with a new landscaped plaza, activated by the ground-floor commercial space. Additionally, the contemporary podium-type building will feature more than 8,000 square feet of open space, including a central courtyard, a roof terrace, and an exercise room.
ELACC has shown a particular fondness for new developments at the intersection Soto and 1st Streets, including the two phases of the Cielito Lindo apartments at the northeast corner of the intersection. The non-profit 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 Mariachia Plaza Station, with plans for the 60-unit Lucha Reyes apartments at the intersection of Bailey Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
- Los Lirios Apartments (Urbanize LA)