Sunset Gower Studios Enhancement Plan

Draft Environmental Impact Report

Environmental Case No. State Clearinghouse No.
ENV-2017-5091-EIR 2018021071


Project Address:  6010, 6050, and 6060 Sunset Boulevard; 1455 N. Beachwood Drive; 1455 Gordon Street; and 1438 and 1440 N. Gower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Community Plan Area:  Hollywood

Council District:  13—O’Farrell

Project Description:  The Sunset Gower Studios (Project Site) is currently occupied by creative offices, production support, sound stages, and a vacant restaurant, which together comprise 616,602 square feet of floor area on a 16.5-acre site.  The Sunset Gower Studios Enhancement Plan (the Project) involves the removal of 160,611 square feet of existing floor area and the construction of 627,957 square feet of new floor area, consisting of 599,335 square feet of creative office space and 26,172 square feet of production support space.  The new uses would be within three buildings (Buildings A, B, and C) with a maximum building height of 18 stories (300 feet), on a 15.9-acre portion (693,432 square feet) of the site.  Overall, the Project would result in a total of 852,792 square feet of creative office space, 52,778 square feet of production support, 169,412 square feet of sound stages, and 6,516 square feet of restaurant space on the Project Site, with a total floor area of 1,253,360 square feet.  Demolition activities would include the removal of an individually eligible historic structure and contributors and non-contributors to a prospective historic district.  The Project includes the construction of up to 1,335 new parking spaces, within:  a new parking structure with six above-grade levels and three subterranean levels; three subterranean parking levels below an existing surface lot (staging area); and three subterranean levels below Building A.  The Project Site’s existing 1,398 parking spaces would remain.


Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts related to:  Air Quality (Regional Construction Emissions), Cultural Resources (Historical Resources), and Noise (On Site and Off-Site Construction Noise and On-Site Construction Vibration).  All other potential impacts would be less than significant or mitigated to less-than-significant levels.


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The Draft EIR and the documents referenced in the Draft EIR are available for public review by appointment only at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1350, Los Angeles, CA  90012.  Please contact the Staff Planner listed below to schedule an appointment.

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, July 6, 2020, no later than 4:00 P.M.

Please direct your comments to:


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


Draft EIR Sections

Draft EIR Appendices