Project Description: The Project would involve a two-tower mixed-use development consisting of:180 residential for-sale condominium units; 252 residential apartments (including a mix of market rate and affordable units); two hotels with a combined total of 515 guest rooms, restaurants, ballrooms, meeting rooms, and amenities (fitness/spa); and 72,091 square feet of general commercial (retail/restaurant) uses. The proposed uses would be distributed through a series of terraced levels in a podium structure and two towers (Tower A and Tower B) that would be constructed above a three-level subterranean parking garage. The Project would also provide public and private open space areas and would retain the existing on-site Metro Pershing Square Station portal. In all, the Project would result in up to 1,269,150 square feet of floor area with a maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of up to 13:1. Tower A would include 63 floors with a building height of up to 854 feet. Tower B would include 42 floors with a building height of up to 494 feet. Excavation would occur to a depth of approximately 70 feet below ground surface as measured from the elevation of Hill Street adjacent the Project Site.
ANTICIPATED SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS:
Based on the analysis included in the DEIR, the Project would result in significant unavoidable noise and vibration impacts (specifically, on-site construction noise, and both on- and off-site construction vibration [human annoyance]). The Project would also result in significant unavoidable cumulative noise and vibration impacts (specifically, on- and off-site construction noise, off-site construction vibration [human annoyance], and off-site operational traffic noise). All other potential impacts would be less than significant or mitigated to less-than-significant levels.
FILE REVIEW AND COMMENTS:
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If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference the Environmental Case No. above, and submit them in writing by Monday, March 1, 2021, no later than 4:00 P.M.
Please direct your comments to:
Alan Como, AICP
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Draft EIR Sections