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.
ANTICIPATED SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS:
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.
FILE REVIEW AND COMMENTS:
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having been identified as an essential City service, continues to work and respond
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As a result of the Mayor’s Safer at Home Order
issued March 19, 2020, some of the previous means to access materials at libraries
are no longer available to all residents or interested parties. To that end,
the Department of City Planning will ensure that interested parties seeking
information about the Project will have access.
The Draft EIR is available online at the
Department of City Planning’s website at
Physical copies of the Draft EIR and case file can
be viewed at City offices. The Department has implemented additional measures
to ensure the safety of the public viewing physical case files, necessitating appointments.
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
Please direct your comments to:
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA 90012