Area: Approximately 174 acres
North: Cota Street
South: Highway 101
East: By a line behind the Milpas commercial strip
West: Santa Barbara Street
While there are no parks located specifically in this neighborhood, there are two parks adjacent to this area (Ortega and Vera Cruz Parks).
Currently a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial uses, the Lower East neighborhood is slated by the General Plan to become an exclusively industrial area. Existing residential structures are simple wood frame cottages, some of which are in poor condition. As commercial and manufacturing uses continue to replace the residential development, many existing local retail businesses located on Haley and Gutierrez Streets will be replaced as well. However, even though the General Plan and current zoning call for manufacturing uses, it is assumed that some unknown portion of the housing in the area will remain.