713 East 5th Street Project

Draft Environmental Impact Report

Environmental Case No. State Clearinghouse No.
ENV-2017-421-EIR 2018061005


Project Address:  713–717½ East 5th Street, Los Angeles, California 90013

Community Plan Area:  Central City

Council District:  14—Huizar

Project Description:  The Project proposes to develop a new residential building on a 5,506-square-foot site (0.13-acre) located at 713 East 5th Street (Project Site) within the Central City Community Plan Area of the City of Los Angeles (City). The Project would provide up to 51 residential units, consisting of 50 Restricted Affordable Efficiency Dwelling units and one manager’s unit, and 433 square feet of residential supportive service uses. Additionally, the Project would provide 1,640 square feet of common areas and one parking space. Overall, the proposed uses would be located within a new eight-story building comprising up to 33,007 square feet of floor area. To accommodate the new uses, the existing 14,475-square-foot, three-story residential building, which contains 46 Very Low Income single room occupancy (SRO) units and one manager’s unit, would be demolished.


Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts related to:  Cultural Resources and Noise.  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.

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

  • Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA  90071
  • Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA  90012
  • Benjamin Franklin Branch Library, 2200 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA  90033

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $5.00 per copy.  Contact Adam Villani at (213) 847-3688 to purchase copies.

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, February 4, 2019 no later than 4:00 P.M.

Please direct your comments to:


Adam Villani
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA  90012



Draft EIR Sections