A 1920s duplex in Boyle Heights could give way to a new affordable housing development, per an application submitted last month to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

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Eleos, a Los Angeles-based real estate development firm, is seeking entitlements for raze the two existing rent-stabilized units at 230 N. Soto Street, clearing the way for the construction of a four-story apartment building featuring 42 residential units.  The project would consist entirely of one-bedroom units, according to architectural plans.

The proposed development is called the Tethys Apartments, confirms a representative of Eleos.  A rendering posted to a landing page on the company's website depicts a contemporary low-rise structure.  Floor plans also show that the building would include a rear yard and a small rooftop deck.

Eleos is seeking entitlements for the project using Transit Oriented Communities incentives to build the project without on-site automobile parking, among other concessions from zoning restrictions.

The project site is flanked by a vacant Metro-owned site near the intersection of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Soto Street, where Abode Communities is planning a larger mixed-use project featuring supportive housing and commercial space.  The non-profit is planning a second project on a neighboring property the east.

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To the south near the L Line's Soto Station, currently empty sites are poised for additional housing and a small pocket park.

Eleos, the developer behind the Tethys project, recently filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to build a second project in South Los Angeles.

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