A small apartment building is now under construction near a Gold Line station in Boyle Heights.

The project, located on single parcel at 130 S. Soto Street, consists of a three-story building that will feature five residential units.  The subject property was previously developed with a single-family residence and an accessory dwelling unit, both of which dated to the early 20th century.

The low-rise structure is taking shape across the street from Soto Station, one of two subway stops on the Gold Line's Eastside branch.  It joins a handful of mixed-use affordable housing development surrounding the station, highlighted by the recently-completed Cielito Lindo Apartments.

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City Looks to Update Land Use and Transportation Along Rail-to-River Corridor

A freight railway that cuts through South L.A. is set for rebirth as an active transportion corridor.

In 2012, Metro began exploring the possibility of transforming a segment of a former freight rail right-of-way that cuts through the heart of South Los Angeles into an active transportation project.  The project, now known as the Rail-to-River corridor, would convert the Harbor Subdivision - which runs east-to-west along Florence and Slauson Avenues - for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

To capitalize on this investment, the Cit