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Mapping Metro's Gold Line Development Boom in Boyle Heights

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Metro's been working for months now to get its ducks in a row to start building a whole bunch of transit-oriented development around its Gold Line stations in Boyle Heights and now there's a bonanza coming. According to Building LA, Metro's selected and is moving forward with plans for four sites near the Mariachi Plaza and Soto stations—projects will create lots of new space for retail, medical offices, and affordable housing. We've mapped out the proposed developments and all the details:


· Metro Planning New Developments in Boyle Heights [BLA]

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1. The Santa Cecilia Apartments

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125 S Boyle Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90033

This four-story mixed-use development would combine affordable housing and street-level retail, with one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments going for $450 to $1,200 a month. Metro's partnering with McCormack Baron Salazar on this project, which would rise on a 1.5-acre lot catty-corner to the Gold Line station. DE Architects is designing the building.

2. Mariachi Plaza Commercial

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1804 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Two acres around the Gold Line station here would be used for a commercial development to include medical office space in one eight-story building and a gym with groundfloor retail/food in a three-story building. The plan currently includes a six-level parking garage in the medical building that Metro wants to shrink. This project comes from Primestor Development, with designs by Gensler architects.

3. Las Mariposas

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2330 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

This family-oriented affordable housing complex on a plot directly to the south of the Soto Station is set to be developed by Bridge Housing Corporation and the East LA Community Corporation. The mixed-user would combine 12,500 square feet of groundfloor space for retail or restaurants with 49 units on the upper floors. The complex would be between four to six stories tall, and will likely be called either Las Mariposas or Los Lirios.

4. Los Tulipanes

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2330 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Also developed by Bridge Housing Corporation and the East LA Community Corporation, this affordable senior housing complex would rise on the lot directly to the east of the Soto Station. The mixed-user here would be two to four stories tall, with 3,900 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and 39 units upstairs. (This project does hinge on the purchase of a nearby lot, which is in the works.) Designs for this and Las Mariposas are by Gonzalez Goodale Architects. Right across the street from this site, there's a non-Metro mixed-user in the works that ELACC is developing; it will have six stories and 50 units.

5. Chavez/Soto Mixed-Use

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2330 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Metro and Abode Communities are teaming up for this proposed two-building complex at Soto and Cesar Chavez, just south of the King Taco. (Luckiest tenants ever.) There will be two four-story buildings connected by a skybridge and holding 54 two-bedroom units and 23 three-bedroom units; the units will be larger because developers are aiming the complex at families.

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1. The Santa Cecilia Apartments

125 S Boyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033

This four-story mixed-use development would combine affordable housing and street-level retail, with one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments going for $450 to $1,200 a month. Metro's partnering with McCormack Baron Salazar on this project, which would rise on a 1.5-acre lot catty-corner to the Gold Line station. DE Architects is designing the building.

125 S Boyle Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90033

2. Mariachi Plaza Commercial

1804 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Two acres around the Gold Line station here would be used for a commercial development to include medical office space in one eight-story building and a gym with groundfloor retail/food in a three-story building. The plan currently includes a six-level parking garage in the medical building that Metro wants to shrink. This project comes from Primestor Development, with designs by Gensler architects.

1804 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

3. Las Mariposas

2330 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

This family-oriented affordable housing complex on a plot directly to the south of the Soto Station is set to be developed by Bridge Housing Corporation and the East LA Community Corporation. The mixed-user would combine 12,500 square feet of groundfloor space for retail or restaurants with 49 units on the upper floors. The complex would be between four to six stories tall, and will likely be called either Las Mariposas or Los Lirios.

2330 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

4. Los Tulipanes

2330 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Also developed by Bridge Housing Corporation and the East LA Community Corporation, this affordable senior housing complex would rise on the lot directly to the east of the Soto Station. The mixed-user here would be two to four stories tall, with 3,900 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and 39 units upstairs. (This project does hinge on the purchase of a nearby lot, which is in the works.) Designs for this and Las Mariposas are by Gonzalez Goodale Architects. Right across the street from this site, there's a non-Metro mixed-user in the works that ELACC is developing; it will have six stories and 50 units.

2330 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

5. Chavez/Soto Mixed-Use

2330 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Metro and Abode Communities are teaming up for this proposed two-building complex at Soto and Cesar Chavez, just south of the King Taco. (Luckiest tenants ever.) There will be two four-story buildings connected by a skybridge and holding 54 two-bedroom units and 23 three-bedroom units; the units will be larger because developers are aiming the complex at families.

2330 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033