Project Description: The Project is a new commercial development containing office and restaurant uses proposed on an approximately 73,903-square-foot (1.70-acre) site comprised of 10 contiguous lots along North Wilcox Avenue, West Sunset Boulevard, North Cole Place, and De Longpre Avenue (Project Site) in the Hollywood Community Plan Area of the City of Los Angeles (City). The Project Site is currently occupied with approximately 26,261 square feet of office and retail uses and associated surface parking. The Project includes the development of a 15-story commercial building with a total floor area of 443,418 square feet consisting of 431,032 square feet of office space and 12,386 square feet of ground floor restaurant space. However, for conservative environmental analysis purposes, this Draft EIR assumes the outdoor eating area adjacent to the ground floor restaurant space would count as floor area, resulting in a total floor area of 445,218 square feet, including 431,032 square feet of office space and 14,186 square feet of restaurant space. The Project also includes a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) equipment area that would include electrical distribution equipment and emergency generators within the Cole Place and De Longpre Avenue portion of the Project Site (De Longpre Lot). Specifically, on the north side of the De Longpre Lot an approximately 18-foot-tall, 3,550-square-foot enclosure would be constructed to house new electrical equipment, building life safety generator, tenant back-up generators, and switchgear with adjacent exterior LADWP transformer yard surrounded by a protective 8-foot-high fence with landscaped enhancements. The area proposed for this use would not constitute floor area as defined by Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 12.03. As part of the Project, the existing office and retail uses and associated surface parking would be demolished. Upon completion, the Project would result in a floor area ratio (FAR) of 6:1. The Project would include 1,291 vehicular parking spaces, including five vehicular parking spaces provided within a small surface parking area adjacent to the LADWP equipment area. The Project would provide 61,449 square feet of private open space, of which 12,290 square feet would be landscaped.
ANTICIPATED SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS:
Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would result in significant and unavoidable Project-level impacts related to on-site and off-site construction noise, on-site construction vibration (pursuant to the threshold for building damage and human annoyance), and off-site construction vibration (pursuant to the threshold for human annoyance). Implementation of the Project would also result in significant cumulative impacts that cannot be feasibly mitigated related to off-site construction noise and off-site construction vibration (pursuant to the threshold for human annoyance). 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’s website at http://planning.lacity.org/development-services/eir. The Draft EIR can 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
- Frances Howard Goldwyn–Hollywood Regional Library, 1623 Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
- Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
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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, August, 1, 2022, no later than 4:00 P.M.
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City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
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Draft EIR Sections