2159 Bay Street Project

Case Number: ENV-2017-625-EIR
Council District: 14 - Jose Huizar
Community Plan Areas: Central City North
Project Location: 2136–2148 and 2159 E. Bay Street, and 2145–2161 E. Sacramento Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Project Description:

The Project would include the development of a creative office campus comprised of a 10-story commercial high-rise building, a two-story commercial building, a one-story commercial building, and a one-story electrical enclosure.  The Project would include approximately 217,189 square feet of creative office space and 5,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, for a total of 222,189 square feet of new floor area.  The Project would provide a total of 711 vehicle parking spaces within up to four subterranean parking levels and one ground floor parking level.  To accommodate the Project, all existing buildings and uses on-site would be removed, including the three existing buildings that total 39,328 square feet of office and industrial uses.

The Project would create a pedestrian environment along Bay Street and Sacramento Street, an area that currently lacks pedestrian infrastructure, by constructing new sidewalks, planting new street trees, creating ground floor commercial space with storefront glazing, and a lobby entrance for the office/creative office tenants along a pedestrian paseo.  Vehicular access to the Project would be provided from driveways located on Bay Street and Sacramento Street, and a lay-by for passenger drop-off and pick-up on Bay Street.  The roof level of the 10-story building would include an outdoor landscaped terrace for the building’s office tenants, and a pedestrian paseo would be provided at the ground level in the eastern portion of the Project Site.

ANTICIPATED SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS:

Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts related to:  on-site and off-site construction noise and vibration (human annoyance), on-site and off-site cumulative construction noise and off-site vibration (human annoyance), and off-site operational noise (vehicular traffic).  All other potential impacts would be less than significant or mitigated to less-than-significant levels.

FILE REVIEW AND COMMENTS:

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The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning website at http://planning.lacity.org/development-services/eir.  The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $5.00 per copy by contacting the planning staff listed below.  Copies are also available at the following Library Branches:

  • Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA  90071
  • Benjamin Franklin Branch Library, 2200 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA  90033
  • Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA  90012
  • R.L. Stevenson Branch Library, 803 Spence Street, Los Angeles, CA  90023

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The Draft EIR and the documents referenced in the Draft EIR are available for public review by appointment only at the City Planning offices located at 221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1350, Los Angeles, CA  90012.  If you are unable to access project materials, or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact the project planner listed below.

If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference the Environmental Case No. above, and submit them in writing no later than 4:00 P.M., November 21, 2022.

Please direct your comments to:

Kimberly Henry
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA  90012
kimberly.henry@lacity.org
(213) 847-3688

Draft EIR Sections

Draft EIR Appendices