Clarendon Street Apartments Development Project

Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

June 2, 2016


SCH# 2015071037

Council District: 3, Bob Blumenfield

Community Plan Area: Canoga Park-Winnetka-Woodland Hills-West Hills

Project Location: 22055-22147 Clarendon Street, Los Angeles, California 91367

Project Description: The Proposed Project would involve demolition of an existing United States Post Office (USPS) Retail Store and Distribution Center and office building, and development of a multi-family housing project consisting of a five-story residential building with 335 residential units (including an affordable set-aside of 17 very low income units), club house, leasing office, 369 bicycle storage spaces, and a five-story, six-level parking garage with 560 parking spaces. An additional four spaces of on-grade vehicular parking would be provided as well. The total proposed floor area of the project would be 385,978 square feet on an approximately 4.22-acre (183,799-square-foot) project site, for a 2.1: 1 floor area ratio. The proposed residential and parking structures would be located adjacent to U.S.Highway 101, on the site's northern boundary. Primary vehicular access to the project site would be provided by an entrance located along Clarendon Street between Farralone Avenue and Glade Avenue, with secondary access provided along Clarendon Street, east of Glade Avenue.

The following approvals from the City of Los Angeles would be required:

  • A Zone and Height District Change from [Q]CR-1VLD, P-1VLD and R1-1VL to [T][Q]RAS4-1L (pursuant to Section 12.32 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code [LAMC]);
  • Waiver of Development Standards (pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22. A.25 Affordable Housing Incentives - Density Bonus and utilizing Parking Option 1) to allow:
    • Building height of 56 feet in lieu of the 45 foot height limitation of the Ventura Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan Section 7.E.l.e. and
    • Floor area ratio of 2.1:1 in lieu of 1.25:1 floor area limitation of the Ventura Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan Section 6.B.a.;
  • Project Permit Compliance Review for the Ventura Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan (pursuant to LAMC Section 11.5.7.F);
  • Site Plan Review for residential development projects greater than 50 units (pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05); and
  • Vesting Tentative Tract (merger and resubdivision).

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: No significant and unavoidable Project impacts have been identified.

Other issues addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) include: air quality; greenhouse gas emissions; hazards and hazardous materials; land use and planning; noise; utilities and service systems; and effects found not to be significant.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning at 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 or 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Room 351, Los Angeles, CA 91401. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning's website [ (click on "Environmental Review" and then "Draft EIR")]. The Draft EIR can be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Adam Villani of the City of Los Angeles at (818) 374-5067 to purchase a copy. The Draft EIR is also available on CD-ROM at the following libraries:

  1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  2. Woodland Hills Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
  3. Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

The review period for the Draft EIR begins on June 2, 2016, and ends on July 18, 2016. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing by 4:00 P.M. on July 18, 2016.

Please direct your comments to:

Adam Villani
Major Projects & Environmental Analysis
Department of City Planning City Hall
City of Los Angeles
6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Room 351
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Comment Review Period: June 2, 2016 - July 18, 2016

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