East L.A. Community Corporation has started site preparation for a mixed-use affordable housing development five blocks from the Gold Line's Indiana Station.

The El Nuevo Amanecer Apartments, located at the corner of 1st Street and Rowan Avenue in unincorporated East Los Angeles, replaces a set of commercial buildings with a four-story structure featuring 61 residential units and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.  On-site supportive services are to be provided by ELACC and New Directions for Veterans.

Per a staff report to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, plans call for a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings, priced for households earning at or below 30 and 50 percent of the area median income.  Apart from two market-rate manager's units, rents will range from $545 to $1,260 per month.

A rendering posted to the ELACC website depicts a contemporary low-rise building, featuring balconies and an open-air plaza facing the corner of 1st and Rowan.

A timeline for the $34.7-million development is unclear.  

ELACC is developing several mixed-use projects along the path of the Gold Line, including a 28-unit development now under construction at Soto Station and a 60-unit planned next to Mariachi Plaza.

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