Times Mirror Square Project

Draft Environmental Impact Report

Environmental Case No. State Clearinghouse No.
ENV-2016-4676-EIR 2017061083


Project Address: 121, 145, 147 S. Spring Street; 100, 102, 106, 108, 110, 118, 120, 124, 126, 128, 130, 140, 142 S. Broadway; 202, 212, 214, 220, 224, 228, 230, 234 W. 1st Street; 205, 211, 221 W. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, California 90012

Community Plan Area: Central City

Council District: 14 - Huizar

Project Description: The Times Mirror Square Project would develop a new mixed-use development and rehabilitate the Times, Plant, and Mirror Buildings on the approximately 3.6-acre city block bounded by W. 1st Street, S. Spring Street, W. 2nd Street, and S. Broadway Street in the Center City/Historic Core District of Downtown Los Angeles (Project). New development, consisting of the 37-story “North Tower” and 53-story “South Tower” would be located in the west sector of the block, which is oriented toward S. Broadway, with frontages on W. 1st Street and W. 2nd Street. The existing Executive Building at the corner of W. 1st Street and S. Broadway and parking garage at the corner of W. 2nd Street and S. Broadway would be demolished to allow for the development of the Project’s new mixed-use component (North and South Towers). The North and South Towers, which would be constructed above a five-story parking podium, would contain a maximum of 1,127 residential units and up to 34,572 square feet of commercial floor area. The parking podium would be an above-ground structure forming the streetfront of the new development and base for the residential towers. The space below the podium would contain an additional nine levels of subterranean parking. The combined commercial and residential floor area would total up to 1,135,803 square feet. The existing Times, Plant, and Mirror Buildings have a combined floor area of 376,105 square feet. In total, including new construction and existing buildings to remain, the Project proposes up to 1,511,908 square feet of floor area. This would result in a maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of 9.42:1.


Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts related to: Air Quality (Construction), Cultural Resources (Historic), Noise (Project-level and cumulative on- and off-site noise during construction, Project-level and cumulative vibration human annoyance impacts during construction), Transportation (Intersections during operation). All other 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, Room 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 https://planning.lacity.org (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:
  • Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Chinatown Branch Library, 639 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Echo Park Branch Library, 1410 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $5.00 per copy. Contact William Lamborn at William.Lamborn@lacity.org to purchase copies.

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, May 13, 2019 no later than 4:00 p.m.

Please direct your comments to:


William Lamborn
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
221 N. Figueroa Street, Room 1350
Los Angeles, CA 90012



Draft EIR Sections