Project Description: The Project would establish the TVC 2050 Specific Plan (Specific Plan) to allow for the continuation of an existing studio use and the modernization and expansion of media production facilities within the approximately 25-acre Television City studio (Project Site). The proposed Specific Plan would permit a total of up to a maximum of 1,874,000 square feet of sound stage, production support, production office, general office, and retail uses within the Project Site upon buildout, as well as associated circulation improvements, parking, landscaping, and open space. More specifically, the Specific Plan would permit up to 1,626,180 square feet of new development, the retention of up to 247,820 square feet of existing uses, and the demolition of up to 495,860 square feet of existing media production facilities. The Specific Plan would establish standards to regulate land use, massing, design, and development. The designated Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM No. 1167; CHC-2018-476-HCM) located on‑site would be retained and rehabilitated as part of the Project. In addition, a Sign District would be established to permit studio-specific on-site signage.
The Specific Plan would provide development flexibility by allowing for limited exchanges between certain categories of permitted land uses and associated floor areas in order to respond to the future needs and demands of the entertainment industry. Specifically, additional sound stage uses and/or production support uses may be developed in exchange for a reduction in floor area of another permitted land use category, so long as the limitations of the Specific Plan are met, including that the total sitewide floor area may not exceed 1,874,000 square feet and the sitewide floor area ratio (FAR) may not exceed 1.75:1. Buildout under the Specific Plan could take place in one phase with completion as early as 2026 or could occur in phases to extend the full buildout year to approximately 2043.
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 regional construction-related emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX); on- and off-site noise during construction; and on- and off-site vibration during construction (based on the significance threshold for human annoyance). Cumulative impacts associated with regional construction-related NOX emissions, on- and off-site noise during construction, and off-site vibration during construction (based on the significance threshold for human annoyance) would also be significant and unavoidable. In addition, both Project-level and cumulative impacts associated with emissions of NOX and volatile organic compounds (VOC) would be significant and unavoidable under a long-term buildout scenario due to concurrent construction and operations. All other potential impacts would be less than significant or mitigated to less-than-significant levels.
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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 Staff Planner listed below. Copies are also available at the following Library Branches:
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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 no later than Tuesday, September 13, 2022 by 4:00 pm.
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Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 847-3629
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