5th and Hill Project

Draft Environmental Impact Report


Environmental Case No.
State Clearinghouse No.


Project Address: 319-323 5th Street and 440-442 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Community Plan Area: Central City

Council District: 14, Huizar

Public Comment Period: November 1, 2018 - December 17, 2018

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of Los Angeles (City), as Lead Agency, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed 5th and Hill Project (Project). This notice provides the public, nearby residents and property owners, responsible agencies, and other interested parties with a summary of the Project, conclusions of the Draft EIR, information regarding the availability of the Draft EIR for public review, and the timeframe for submitting comments on the Draft EIR.  Comments must be submitted in writing according to the directions below.


The Project proposes to develop a mixed-use development (Project) on a 0.38-acre site located at 319-323 5th Street and 440-442 S. Hill Street (Project Site) within the Central City Community Plan area.  The Project would result in the development of a vacant site with a high-rise mixed-use building consisting of a mix of optional hotel use and residential condominiums, with restaurant and bar uses, as well as associated parking and amenities. The applicant is requesting two programming options to provide flexibility due to changing market demands: Option A with hotel, residential, bar, and restaurant uses; and Option B with residential, bar, and restaurant uses. The details of each option are shown in the table below.

The proposed uses would be located within a 53 story building that would comprise up to 260,689 square feet of floor area under Option A and 260,689 square feet of floor area under Option B.


Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts related to: On-Site Construction Noise and Vibration impacts with respect to human annoyance. All other potential impacts would be less than significant or mitigated to less-than-significant levels.


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, 221 N Figueroa Street Suite 1350 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.


Project Summary




Option A


Option B

Residential - Condominiums

31 units:
16 two-bedroom
14 three-bedroom
1 four-bedroom

160 units:
87 one-bedroom
52 two-bedroom
20 three-bedroom
1 four-bedroom


190 rooms
10,000 sf ballroom


Amenities associated with the
residential and/or hotel

2,242 sf fitness
2,400 sf pool deck

2,119 sf fitness
2,400 sf pool deck
3,358 sf roof garden

Meeting Space

6,119 sf


Commercial – Restaurant

29,232 sf

20,431 sf

Vehicle Parking

126 spaces

187 spaces




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

Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Chinatown Branch Library, 639 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Echo Park Branch Library, 1410 W Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Felipe de Neve Branch Library, 2820 W 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Pico Union Branch Library, 1030 S. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90006

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $5.00 per copy. Contact Kathleen King at (213) 847-3746 to purchase copies.

Comment Review Period: 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, December 17, 2018, no later than 4:00 P.M. Please direct your comments to:

Please direct your comments to:

Via Mail:         Kathleen King
                         Los Angeles Department of City Planning
                         221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1350
                         Los Angeles, CA 90012
Via Email:       Kathleen.King@lacity.org

Puede obtener informacion en Espanol acerca de esta junta llamando al (213) 847-3633


DEIR Sections

DEIR Appendices