Final Environmental Impact Report for the

Emerson College
Los Angeles Center Project


LEAD AGENCY: City of Los Angeles
CASE No: ENV-2009-0469-EIR
SCH No. 2009041149


5950 & 5960 Sunset Boulevard and 1460 Gordon Street
Los Angeles, California 90028

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Project Description
Development of the Proposed Project will require the demolition and removal of the existing surface parking lot and the construction of an approximate 115,000 square-foot, 10-story mixed-use trade school with student rooms and ground floor retail.  The Project Site includes approximately 37,351 square feet of pre-dedicated lot area.  The proposed structure would have an approximate Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 3.1:1.  The Proposed Project’s floor area would include approximately 38,100 square feet of academic/administrative space, approximately 70,500 square feet of student and faculty residential floor area (approximately 224 student rooms and 4 faculty/staff apartments), and approximately 6,400 square feet of ground floor retail.  The student rooms would include approximately 152 single rooms and 36 double occupancy rooms. Approximately 8 of the 152 single rooms would be configured for occupancy by a Resident Assistant (RA) and include a private bath and entrance.   The Department of City Planning is also considering an “Add Area” for a General Plan Amendment from “Limited Manufacturing” to “Regional Center Commercial” on the six lots immediately adjacent to the Project Site. These lots include 5946 Sunset Blvd., 5936-40 Sunset Blvd., 1465-67 Tamarind Ave., 1461-63 Tamarind Ave., 1459 Tamarind Ave., and 1456 S. Gordon Street. The proposed Add Area will provide consistency between the General Plan and zoning designations on these lots.  No physical development is proposed within the Add Area.


Hardcopies of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) are available for review at the following locations:

Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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

Will & Ariel Durant Library
7140 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Hollywood Regional Library
1623 Ivar Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


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