Southern California Flower Market Project

Draft Environmental Impact Report


Environmental Case No.
State Clearinghouse No.


Project Address: 709-765 S. Wall St., 306-326 E. 7th St., and 750-752 S. Maple Ave., Los Angeles 90014

Community Plan Area: Central City

Council District: 14, Huizar


The Project Applicant proposes to expand and redevelop the existing Flower Market facility between Maple Avenue and Wall Street, south of 7th Street, while maintaining the existing wholesale market. The existing property consists of two buildings, the north building (206,517 square feet) and the south building (185,111 square feet). Both buildings include open roof-top parking. The Applicant proposes to maintain and renovate the north building and its roof-top parking and demolish the south building in preparation of a new building with one level of subterranean parking.

The Project would be a new mixed-use development consisting of wholesale trade, retail, restaurant, office, and residential uses. The new Flower Market building (in place of the existing south building) would be 15 stories (12-story residential tower, over three stories of office, retail, restaurant, wholesale flower market, and parking) and 205 feet in height. The development program would consist of: 323 residential units (the Applicant providing 10% of the units [or approximately 32 units] for moderate income families), 64,363 square feet of office space, 4,385 square feet of retail space, 63,785 square feet of wholesale space and storage, 13,420 square feet of food and beverage space, and 10,226 square feet of event space. The Flower Market would continue to operate in the existing north building during and after the redevelopment.


Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would not result in any significant and unavoidable impacts. All 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 (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:

  1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA  90071
  2. Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA  90012
  3. Benjamin Franklin Branch Library, 2200 East 1st 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 written comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference Case number ENV-2016-3991-EIR and submit them in writing by Monday, November 5, 2018, no later than 4:00 p.m.

Please direct your comments to:

Via Mail:         Adam Villani
                        City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
                         221 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1350
                         Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Draft EIR Sections