520 Mateo Project

Draft Environmental Impact Report


CASE No. ENV-2016-1795-EIR
SCH No. 2016111043


Project Location: 520, 524, 528, and 532 S. Mateo Street, and 1310 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, California, 90013

Council District: 14, Councilmember Huizar

Project Description: The Project site is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Mateo Street and 4th Place, with Mateo Street forming the western boundary and Santa Fe Avenue forming the eastern boundary of the site.  4th Place abuts the site to the north, and existing commercial and industrial buildings border the site to the south.  The 97,460-square foot (2.24-acre) Project site is currently developed with an approximately 80,736-square foot two-story warehouse distribution building containing four tenants.

The proposed Project would include the demolition of the existing warehouse building and the construction of a mixed use live/work development containing up to 600 live/work units, 20,000 square feet of office space, 15,000 square feet of restaurant space, 15,000 square feet of retail space, and 10,000 square feet of cultural space.  Up to 11% of the base density would be set aside as restricted affordable units (Very Low) via a ministerial Density Bonus.  The proposed Project uses would be contained in a 13-story, approximately 150-foot high building and would contain a total floor area of approximately 584,760 square feet. The Project would have a floor-area ratio (FAR) of 6:1. Parking would be provided at and below grade screened from view, including three subterranean garage levels with ingress/egress from/to Santa Fe Avenue.


Document Review and Comment: A print copy of the Draft EIR and the documents referenced in the Draft EIR are available for public review at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012, during office hours Monday - Friday 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Please contact the Staff Planner listed below to schedule an appointment.

The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” tab on the left-hand side, then “Draft EIR” and click on the project name); and digital copies are also available at the following Library Branches:

Ben Franklin Branch Library
2200 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Chinatown Branch Library
639 North Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Little Tokyo Branch Library
203 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles Central Library
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Sergio Ibarra at (213) 978-1333 to purchase copies.

Comment Review Period: December 21, 2017 - February 6, 2018. 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 Tuesday, February 6, 2018, no later than 4:00 P.M.

Please direct your comments to:

Via Mail:         Sergio Ibarra
                         Los Angeles Department of City Planning
                         200 North Spring Street, Room 750
                         Los Angeles, CA 90012
Via Email:       sergio.ibarra@lacity.org


Draft EIR Sections

DEIR Appendices

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