Boyle Heights affordable housing nearly set to rise

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A long-vacant lot in Boyle Heights is well on its way to redevelopment as an affordable housing complex from developer Abode Communities.

Metro, which owns the land the project would be built on, is formalizing a lease with the developer, and the agency’s board of directors will vote on whether to approve it Thursday. The Los Angeles City Planning Commission also signed off on the project earlier this month.

New renderings of the project, called La Veranda, offer a look at what it would look like. Consisting of two separate four-story buildings, it’s set to include 77 apartments and 8,000 square feet of commercial space. All but one of the residential units in the project would be set aside for low-income tenants, with the last reserved as a manager’s unit.

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