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Last summer, East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC) relocated the 121-year-old Peabody Werden House in Boyle Heights, clearing the way for the construction of the Cielito Lindo Apartments.  The $23-million development includes 50 residential units, which will be set aside as affordable housing for families making between 30 and 50 percent of the Los Angeles area median income.  Now, a notice issued by the L.A. Housing and Community Investment Department, a second phase of the project is set to rise on an adjacent set of properties.

Cielito Lindo Phase II would consist of a smaller four-story building, featuring 28 units of affordable and supporting house with approximately 1,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.  Plans call for a mixture of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom dwellings - set aside for households earning between 30 and 50 percent of the area median income - as well as 38 bike storage and parking spaces with outlets for low-emission or electric vehicles.

ELACC is targeting LEED Silver certification for the building.

Gonzalez Goodale Architects, the Pasadena-based firm that worked on the initial phase of the project, has been retained by ELACC for the second phase of the development.  Renderings show a contemporary low-rise structure of a similar aesthetic to its next-door neighbor.

The project, which is located steps from the Gold Line's Soto Station, is requesting $2.8 million in Section 8 voucher funds.  A timeline for the development is unclear, although a small commercial building and two single-family homes at 2423-2431 E. 1st Street would need to be demolished before proceeding with construction.

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