Draft Environmental Impact Reports ( DEIRs )


NOTE:
All comments must be submitted in writing to the Environmental Review Unit, City of Los Angeles Planning Department, 200 N. Spring, 7th Floor, Los Angeles, California, 90012 by 4:00 p.m. on the final day of the circulation period.

Hidden Creeks Estate Project - Recirculated Draft EIR (New Comment Period: December 06, 2017 - January 10, 2017)
Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Hidden Creeks Estate Project - Final EIR
Hidden Creeks Estate Project - Draft EIR
Case No. ENV-2005-6657-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2006031049
Council District: 12 Community Plan Area: Chatsworth-Porter Ranch
Project Address: 12100 Browns Canyon Road

Project Description: The Project Applicant is seeking approval to annex the project site into the City of Los Angeles and subdivide the site to create 188 single-family residential lots in the northwestern portion of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County. The 285-acre Project site is located immediately northwest of the existing Porter Ranch Community in the City of Los Angeles. The project would subdivide approximately one-third of the project site (approximately 109 acres) into 188 single-family residential lots (consisting of 163 single-family residential and 25 equestrian residential lots), a public park, and an equestrian center. The equestrian center would replace the existing Mountain Meadows Stables located on the southern portion of the project site. Approximately 131.5 acres of the project site would be preserved as open space. Primary access would be provided by extending Mason Avenue north from Porter Ranch and west to the project site, with secondary access provided by Browns Canyon Road.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis included in the Revised Draft EIR and Draft EIR, the Project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts related to: None. All other potential impacts identified would be mitigated to less-than-significant levels.

File Review and Comments: A print copy of the Revised EIR, 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, 200 N. Spring Street, Room 750, 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 to review the file. The Revised Draft EIR and Draft EIR are 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 name); and copies are also available at the following Library Branches:

1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Mid-Valley Regional Library, 16244 Nordhoff Street, North Hills, CA 91343
3. Porter Ranch Branch Library, 11371 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, CA 91326

The Revised Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $5.00 per copy. Contact Sarah Molina-Pearson at (213) 473-9983 to purchase copies. If you wish to submit comments following review of the Revised Draft EIR, please reference the Environmental Case No. above, and submit them in writing by Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Wednesday, January 10, 2017, no later than 4:00 P.M>

Please direct your comments to:

             Mail:   Sarah Molina Pearson
                        Los Angeles Department of City Planning
                        200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
                        Los Angeles, CA 90012
         E-mail:   sarah.molina-pearson@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: November 9, 2017 - December 26, 2017 December 06, 2017 - January 10, 2017




The Fig Project
Case No. ENV-2016-1892-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2016071049
Council District: 9 Community Plan Area: Southeast Los Angeles
Project Address: 3900–3972 S. Figueroa Street, 3901–3969 S. Flower Drive, 450 W. 39th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Project Description: The Project involves the removal of eight existing multi-family residential buildings and surface parking areas in order to construct a mixed-use development on an approximately 4.4-acre site located adjacent to Exposition Park and near the University of Southern California’s University Park Campus in the City of Los Angeles. The Project is comprised of three components: a Hotel Component, a Student Housing Component, and a Mixed-Income Housing Component. The Hotel Component would include 298 rooms, 15,335 square feet of retail and restaurant uses, 13,553 square feet of shared guest and public amenities, and 7,203 square feet of public meeting spaces. The Student Housing Component would include 222 student housing units and 32,991 square feet of community-serving retail and restaurant uses.

The Mixed-Income Housing Component would include 186 dwelling units (82 of which would be restricted to households earning no more than 80 percent of the Area Median Income), 20,364 square feet of creative office space, and 7,000 square feet of retail and restaurant uses. Each component of the Project would be contained within a separate seven-story building with a maximum roof height of approximately 78 feet. The Hotel Component would also include one basement level containing the hotel’s meeting facilities and back-of-house uses. All three components would be served by a central seven-story above-ground parking structure, containing one subterranean parking level and a rooftop amenity level, with a maximum roof height of approximately 88 feet. Upon completion, the Project would result in up to 624,167 square feet of new floor area, a total maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of 3.25:1, and a commercial FAR of 0.50:1.

Anticipated Discretionary Actions: The Project Applicant is requesting approvals from the City of Los Angeles. This EIR addresses the environmental impacts of the Proposed Project that could occur upon approval of the following actions by the City of Los Angeles: Vesting Zone and Height District Change from C2-1L to (T)(Q)C2-2D; Vesting Tentative Tract Map and haul route; Site Plan Review; Zoning Administrator’s Determination to waive transitional height requirements to permit the Project’s buildings to exceed 61 feet in height; Conditional Use Permit to allow a hotel within 500 feet of a residential zone; Master Conditional Use Permit for the sale and/or dispensing of alcoholic beverages; Approvals as may be required under the Exposition/University Park Redevelopment Plan; Approval of the demolition, alteration, or removal of a historic building by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety; Approval of an exemption from the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO); and other discretionary and ministerial permits and approvals that may be deemed necessary, including but not limited to temporary street closure permits, grading permits, excavation permits, foundation permits, and building permits.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts related to: Aesthetics (aesthetics/visual quality and views of historic resources), Cultural Resources (historic resources), Noise (cumulative construction noise impacts and cumulative operational noise impacts) and Traffic (impacts to intersection levels of service during operation). All other potential impacts identified would be mitigated to less-than-significant levels.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours (between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at https://planning.lacity.org(click on “Environmental Review” then “Draft EIR”); and electronic copies are also available at the following libraries:

1. Los Angeles Central Library 630 West Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Junipero Serra Branch Library 4607 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90037
3. Exposition Park Regional Branch Library 3900 South Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90062

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Milena Zasadzien at 213-978-1360 to purchase copies. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the Environmental Case No. above and submit in writing no later than 4:00 P.M. on November 27, 2017.

Please direct your comments to:

             Mail:    Milena Zasadzien
                        Los Angeles Department of City Planning
                        200 North Spring Street, Room 750
                        Los Angeles, CA 90012-3243
         E-mail:    milena.zasadzien@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: October 12, 2017 - November 27, 2017




6433 La Tuna Canyon Road (Formerly Verdugo Hills Golf Course) Project
        
Case No. CPC-2007-3082 and ENV-2007-3038-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2007121012
Council District: 7 Community Plan Area: Sunland-Tujunga-Shadow Hills-Lake View Terrace-East La Tuna Canyon
Project Address: 6433 La Tuna Canyon Road, Tujunga

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The current Proposed Project consists of the same general development proposal (i.e., the same land uses, floor areas, project elements, and features) as described in the Original DEIR and RP-DEIR. Given the time that has passed since publication of the Original DEIR and subsequent RP-DEIR, the timing of project construction and buildout would change, but construction phasing and its duration would still consist of consecutive phases over the course of approximately one and a half years. The Project proposes to subdivide and subsequently develop 229 homes on the 58.32-acre Project Site (approximately 3.93 units per acre).

The development will be a private community with gated access and private roads. Lot sizes will range from 2,560 to 10,720 square feet in area. Lot widths will range from 32 feet to 40 feet: 84 lots will have a width of 32 feet, 80 lots will have a width of 35 feet, and 65 lots will have a width of 40 feet. The proposed homes will range in size from 1,800 to 2,700 square feet in building area and will have a maximum height of 30 feet (two-stories). Two basic models are proposed: 137 units will have four bedrooms while 92 will have five bedrooms. Each home will have a two-car garage. The proposed 229 homes will be built in two locations. Most of the homes (211 units) will be built in the southeast corner of the Project Site on the portion of the site currently occupied by the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. A further 18 homes will be built farther to the north, between the Verdugo Wash right-of-way on the west and Tujunga Canyon Road on the east.

Appendix F of the State CEQA Guidelines states that, in order to ensure that energy implications are considered in project decisions, the potential energy implications of a project shall be considered in an EIR, to the extent relevant and applicable to the project. Appendix F further states that a project’s energy consumption and proposed conservation measures may be addressed, as relevant and applicable, in the Project Description, Environmental Setting and Impact Analysis portions of technical sections, as well as through mitigation measures and alternatives. In accordance with Appendix F of the State CEQA Guidelines, this Recirculated DEIR includes relevant information and analyses that address the energy implications of the Project only. As stated, no other sections or changes are proposed under this RDEIR.

PERMITS AND APPROVALS: The Proposed Project would still require approval of discretionary actions by the City of Los Angeles, which may include the following: • Approval of Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 69976, which will subdivide the project site into 229 single-family lots (in accordance with Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance No. 176,354), plus open space. • A Vesting Zone Change, pursuant to Section 12.32 of the Municipal Code, a Zone Change from RA-1 (Residential Agricultural Zone) and A1-1 (Agricultural Zone) to RD5-1 (Restricted Density Multiple Family Zone) • Site Plan Review findings, pursuant to Section 16.05 of the LAMC, for a development project which creates, or results in an increase of 50 or more dwelling units. • Project Compliance Review, pursuant to Section 11.5.7 C, for a development within the San Gabriel/Verdugo Mountains Scenic Preservation Plan Area.

ANTICIPATED SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: Based on the analysis contained in the Original DEIR and this RP-DEIR, the Proposed Project would result in significant and unavoidable environmental impacts with regard to aesthetics and recreation. All other potential impacts identified in both the Original DEIR and new RP-DEIR would be mitigated to less than significant levels.

DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENTS: If you wish to review a copy of the RP-DEIR or the documents referenced in the RP-DEIR, you may do so at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, at 200 N. Spring Street, City Hall, Los Angeles, CA, Room 750. Digital versions of the RP-DEIR are also available at the following Library Branches:

       1. Sunland – Tujunga Branch Library – 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga, CA 91042
       2. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

The RP-DEIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website [(https://cityplanning.lacity.org/ (click on “Environmental” and then “Draft Environmental Impact Reports”)]. The RP-DEIRs can be purchased on CD-ROM for $5.00 per copy. Contact Erin Strelich of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 978-1351 to purchase one. If you wish to submit comments following review of the RP-DEIR, please reference the file number above, and submit them in writing by Monday, November 13, 2017, no later than 4:00 PM.

Please direct your comments to:

Erin Strelich, City Planning Associate
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: (213) 978-1351
Email: Erin.Strelich@lacity.org

Circulation Period: September 28, 2017 – November 13, 2017




668 S. Alameda Street Project
ENV-2016-3576-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2016121002
Council District: 14 - Jose Huizar Community Plan Area: Central City North
Project Location: 668 S. Alameda Street, 1516-1570 Industrial Street, and 675 Mill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021


Project Description: The project proposes to develop a mixed-use live/work and commercial project consisting of approximately 577,301 square feet (sf) of floor area on an approximately 3.75-acre site within the Arts District. The project site is located southeast of the intersection of S. Alameda Street and Industrial Street. The project site is bounded by S. Alameda Street to the west; Industrial Street to the north; industrial/warehouse uses and Mill Street to the east; and commercial and institutional uses to the south. The project site is currently developed with the Showa Marine & Cold Storage facility, which comprises four buildings with a total area of approximately 131,350 sf. The existing buildings range from two- to three-stories in height and were constructed between 1984 and 2001. On-site operations include shipping/receiving, storage of frozen food products, as well as associated office and administrative activities. All existing on-site uses would be removed to implement the project.

The project would include 475 live/work units totaling approximately 516,101 sf of live/work floor area, and approximately 61,200 sf of ground floor commercial uses. The live/work use would include an affordable housing component with a minimum of 24 affordable units, fitness facility, clubhouse, residential lobby and gallery space. Commercial uses would include approximately 15,185 sf of arts and production space, a 15,102 square-foot full-service grocery store, 9,633 sf of commercial/retail space, 16,140 sf for restaurant, café, or bar uses, and 4,200 sf of other supporting space. The restaurants and retail uses would be directly accessible from Industrial Street with individual street entrances. A plaza and sidewalk “bump-out” extensions with landscaping, tables, and patio seating, as well as two paseos connecting Industrial Street to Mill Street, would complement the retail/restaurant uses and would be available for public use. The project would provide 44,623 sf of open space, of which 14,537 sf would be open space accessible to the public and 23,974 sf would be common open space for project residents. The project’s open space would exceed the required 44,620 sf of open space following the Density Bonus Compliance Review on-menu density bonus incentive available to the project pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) requirements. The project would be seven stories above grade with a maximum building height of 85 feet. A total of 842 parking spaces would be provided within a four level parking structure with three levels below grade and one level at grade. The overall floor-to-area ratio (FAR) would be approximately 3.55:1.

Anticipated Discretionary Actions: The Project Applicant is requesting approvals from the City of Los Angeles. This EIR addresses the environmental impacts of the Proposed Project that could occur upon approval of the following actions by the City of Los Angeles:

  • General Plan Amendment pursuant to City Charter Section 555 and LAMC Section 11.5.6, from Heavy Manufacturing/Industrial to Regional Center Commercial;
  • Vesting Zone Change pursuant to LAMC Section 12.32.Q from M3 to C2;
  • Height District Change pursuant to LAMC Section 12.32.F from Height District No. 1 to Height District No. 2;
  • Master Conditional Use Permit pursuant to LAMC Section 12.24.W.1 to permit the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption for one establishment, and on-site consumption for up to five establishments, for a total of up to 29,640 sf;
  • Site Plan Review approval for a development that creates an increase of 50 or more dwelling units pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05;
  • Density Bonus Compliance Review pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22.A.25(g)(2) for the project to include an affordable housing component and utilize an on-menu density bonus incentive to reduce the open space requirement by up to 20 percent and an off-menu density bonus incentive to provide relief from LAMC 12.21.A.5.c and permit 24 percent (114 spaces) of the number of primary parking spaces for each live/work unit (475 spaces) to be designed as compact spaces in lieu of requiring a standard primary parking space for each unit (475 standard stalls);
  • Modification of street improvement to allow for the two sidewalk bump-outs pursuant to LAMC 12.37.I;
  • Vesting Tentative Map No. 74537 pursuant to LAMC Section 17.15 to merge the existing lots and re-subdivide into one master lot and three airspace lots for live/work and commercial condominium purposes;
  • Deviation from Advisory Agency Policy No. 2000-1 which requires condominium parking at 2 spaces/unit and 0.5 guest spaces/unit to permit 728 parking spaces for the 475 live/work units at a ratio of 1.53 parking spaces per unit;
  • Certification of an Environmental Impact Report;
  • Approval of a Tree Removal Permit by the Board of Public Works;
  • Demolition permits;
  • Haul Route approval;
  • Grading, excavation, foundation, and associated building permits;
  • Original Art Mural approval for the murals proposed on several walls within the project site; and
  • Other entitlements and approvals as deemed necessary by the City to implement the project.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis contained in this Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), the project would result in significant and unavoidable environmental impacts with regard to traffic impacts at three signalized intersections in the local project vicinity. All other potential impacts identified would be mitigated to less-than-significant levels.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours (between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA, 90012.

The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website http://planning.lacity.org by clicking on the “Environmental Review” tab, then “Draft EIR.” Digital versions are also available for viewing at the following libraries:

1)  Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2)  Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
3)  Benjamin Franklin Branch Library, 2200 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
4)  Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, 803 Spence Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $5.00 per copy. Contact Sergio Ibarra at sergio.ibarra@lacity.org or 213-978-1333 to purchase copies.

The comment period for the Draft EIR ends on November 13, 2017. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit in writing no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Please direct your responses to:

             Mail:    Sergio Ibarra
                         Los Angeles Department of City Planning
                         200 North Spring Street, Room 750
                         Los Angeles, CA 90012

         E-mail:    sergio.ibarra@lacity.org


Comment Review Period: September 28, 2017 to November 13, 2017



Fig+Pico Conference Center Hotels Project

ENV-2016-2594-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2016121063
Council District: 14 Community Plan Area: Central City
Project Location: 1240-1260 S. Figueroa Street & 601 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Additional Locations for Proposed Sign District: 1300 S. Figueroa Street, 535 W. Pico Boulevard, 520-638 W. Pico Boulevard, 1220-1308 S. Flower Street, & 1309-1315 S. Flower Street


Project Description:  The Project proposes approximately 506,682 square feet of floor area in two hotel towers, providing up to 1,162 guestrooms and 13,145 square feet of retail/restaurant space on an approximately 1.22-acre development site. The Project Site currently contains a 27,800-square-foot two-story commercial building and surface parking lots, which are to be demolished. Three hotels, which are identified as Hotel A, Hotel B, and Hotel C, are to operate within the two proposed towers. Proposed Hotel A and Hotel B would be developed in a single 42-story, 529-foot tower on the northeast corner of S. Figueroa Street and W. Pico Boulevard. The Hotel A/B Tower would include 11,000 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant uses, up to 820 hotel guestrooms, hotel lobbies, guest amenities such as rooftop pool decks and a viewing deck, conference and meeting room spaces, signage, and parking for all three hotels. Proposed Hotel C would be developed in a 25-story, 326-foot tower located on the northwest corner of W. Pico Boulevard and S. Flower Street. The Hotel C Tower would include a hotel lobby, 2,145 square feet of ground-floor commercial retail/restaurant uses, up to 342 guestrooms, and guest amenities such as a landscaped rooftop pool deck. The approximate floor area ratio (FAR) for the Project is 9.9:1. A City-initiated sign district would also be implemented on the Project Site and on certain surrounding parcels along S. Figueroa Street, W. Pico Boulevard, and S. Flower Street.

Document Review and Comment:   If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours (between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 or at the Van Nuys City Hall, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Room 351, Van Nuys, CA 91401. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” then “Draft EIR”); and electronic copies are also available at the following libraries:

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

2. Little Tokyo Branch Library 203 S. Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

3. Felipe de Neve Branch Library 2820 W. 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90057

4. Pico Union Branch Library 1030 S. Alvarado Street Los Angeles, CA 90006

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Milena Zasadzien at milena.zasadzien@lacity.org or 213-978-1360 to purchase copies.

Comment Review Period:   If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit in writing no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 30, 2017.

Please direct your comments to:

Via Mail:       Milena Zasadzien
                         Los Angeles Department of City Planning
                         200 North Spring Street, Room 750
                         Los Angeles, CA 90012
           
Via Email:       milena.zasadzien@lacity.org






The ICON at Panorama Project
The ICON at Panorama Project Recirculated Draft EIR (New Comment Period: August 31, 2017 - October 16, 2017)
ENV-2016-1061-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2016081031
Council District: 6 - Nury Martinez Community Plan Area: Mission Hills - Panorama City - North Hills
Project Location: 14651-14697 W. Roscoe Blvd, 8300-8406 N. Cedros Ave, and 8313-8413 N. Tobias Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91402


Project Description: The Project proposes the demolition of three existing vacant commercial buildings totaling 172,500 square feet of floor area and the removal of associated surface parking areas in order to construct an approximately 584,000 gross square-foot mixed-use development on an approximately 8.9-acre site. The Project involves the construction of seven buildings containing approximately 200,000 square feet of commercial floor area and 422 multi-family residential units. In addition, parking for approximately 1,690 vehicles and 858 bicycles would be provided on-site. Commercial uses would be located within five separate one- and two-story buildings on the eastern and southern portions of the site and would be served by a six-level parking structure within the center of the property. Two separate seven-story residential buildings (five stories of residential over two levels of above-ground parking) would be located along the western and northern portions of the site.

Anticipated Discretionary Actions:The Project Applicant is requesting approvals from the City of Los Angeles. This EIR addresses the environmental impacts of the Proposed Project that could occur upon approval of the following actions by the City of Los Angeles:

  • Vesting Zone Change pursuant to Section 12.32-F from the [Q]C2-1-CDO and [Q]P-1-CDO zones to the [T][Q]C2-1-CDO zone over the entire site and request to modify [Q] Condition related to signage;
  • Site Plan Review;
  • Vesting Tentative Tract Map to vacate the existing alley and provide six airspace lots consistent with the proposed development and for a Haul Route approval;
  • Master Conditional Use Permit for on-site and off-site alcoholic beverage sales and for live entertainment;
  • Conditional Use Permit for Commercial Corner to permit restaurants to extend hours of operation past 11:00 pm;
  • Community Design Overlay District review;
  • Director’s Decision for a 10 percent reduction in the total required usable open space;
  • Demolition, grading, excavation, and building permits; and
  • Other permits, ministerial or discretionary, may be necessary in order to execute and implement the Project. Such approvals may include, but are not limited to: landscaping approvals, exterior approvals, permits for driveway curb cuts, storm water discharge permits, and installation and hookup approvals for public utilities and related permits.

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 (emissions during operation for VOC and NOx) and Traffic (impacts to four intersections in AM peak hour and two in the PM peak hour). All other potential impacts identified would be mitigated to less-than-significant levels.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours 8 am to 4 pm at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, at 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 351, Van Nuys, or 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles.
The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” then “Draft EIR”); and digital copies are also available at the following Library Branches:

1)  Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2)  Panorama City Branch Library, 14345 Roscoe Boulevard, Panorama City, CA 91402
3)  Mid-Valley Regional Library, 16244 Nordhoff Street, North Hills, CA 91343

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Milena Zasadzien at 213-978-1360 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 22, 2017 Monday, October 16, 2017 , no later than 4:00 P.M.

Please direct your comments to:

             Mail:    Milena Zasadzien
                         Los Angeles Department of City Planning
                         200 North Spring Street, Room 750
                         Los Angeles, CA 90012

         E-mail:    milena.zasadzien@lacity.org


Comment Review Period: April 06, 2017 to May 22, 2017 (New Comment Period: August 31, 2017 - October 16, 2017)



Sunset and Gordon Mixed Use Project
ENV-2015-3033-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2006111135
Council District: 13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 5929-5945 W. Sunset Boulevard / 1512-1540 N. Gordon Street Los Angeles, California 90028

Project Description: On October 18, 2007, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles certified the Certified Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and adopted findings and a statement of overriding considerations for the Sunset and Gordon Mixed-Use Project (“CRA Approved Project”). The Certified EIR analyzed the demolition of existing uses on the Project Site and the development of an approximately 324,432 square-foot mixed-use project including: 311 multi-family residences, approximately 53,500 square feet of commercial space consisting of 40,000 square feet of creative office space and 13,500 square feet of retail floor area (including 8,500 square feet of restaurant uses), approximately 508 parking spaces, a 21,177 square-foot public park on the north side of the Project Site along Gordon Street, and two Supergraphic Signs. The CRA Approved Project included a 23-story structure (260 feet high above grade) with an 18-floor residential tower above a five-level above grade podium structure with three to four levels of subterranean parking.

5929 Sunset (Hollywood), LLC (the “Applicant”) proposes to modify the CRA Approved Project to allow for the development of 299 residential apartment units, including 284 market rate units and 15 affordable housing units at the “very low” income level (5% of total units), approximately 46,110 square feet of commercial space comprised of 38,440 square feet of office space, approximately 3,700 square feet of ground floor restaurant space and approximately 3,790 square feet of ground floor community serving retail space (including up to a 1,475 square foot coffee shop), an approximately 18,962 square-foot public park and one Supergraphic Sign (the “Modified Project”). In total, the Modified Project will contain approximately 324,693 square feet of floor area.

The Modified Project will include a 22-story structure consisting of an 18-floor residential tower above a four-level above-grade podium structure. The Modified Project’s podium structure will have three levels below grade and three levels above-grade parking and a new automated steel parking structure that is proposed to be located above the parking area on Level L3 (within the approximate height of Level L4 of the rest of the podium structure), which would include two floors of automated parking. The Modified Project will provide at least 353 residential parking spaces and 75 commercial parking spaces (for a total of 428 parking spaces).

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis contained in this Draft Supplemental EIR, the Modified Project could result in significant and unavoidable impacts related to construction noise and vibration discussed in Sections IV.F, Noise and IV.H, Land Use and Planning of the Draft Supplemental EIR. The construction noise and vibration significant unavoidable environmental impacts are the same significant unavoidable environmental impacts for construction noise and vibration identified in the Certified EIR for the CRA Approved Project. Therefore, as compared to the CRA Approved Project, the Modified Project would not result in new significant impacts or a substantial increase in the severity of previously identified significant impacts related to construction noise and vibration.All other potential impacts identified for the Modified Project would be less than significant or would be mitigated to less than significant levels. Other issues addressed in detail in the Draft Supplemental EIR that are not anticipated to result in significant unavoidable impacts include: aesthetics; air quality; cultural resources; geology and soils; greenhouse gas emissions; land use planning (operation); noise (operation); population, housing and employment; public utilities; public services; and traffic/transportation and parking. The Modified Project was determined not to result in significant impacts in the following environmental issue areas, which are not addressed in detail in the Draft Supplemental EIR: agricultural resources; biological resources; hazards and hazardous materials; hydrology and water quality; and mineral resources.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft Supplemental EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft Supplemental EIR, you may do so during office hours 8 am to 4 pm at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, at 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at https://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” then “Draft EIR”); and digital copies are also available at the following Library Branches:
  1. Central Library: 630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  2. Will & Ariel Durant Library: 7140 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
  3. Hollywood Regional Library: 1623 N. Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $5.00 per copy. Contact Mindy Nguyen of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 978-1241 to purchase copies. If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference Case Number ENV-2015-1923-EIR, and submit them in writing by October 9, 2017.

Please direct your comments to:

Mindy Nguyen
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street Room 621
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: (213) 978-1343
mindy.nguyen@lacity.org


Comment Review Period: August 24, 2017 to October 9, 2017

 




Sapphire Project
ENV-2015-3033-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2016031029
Council District: 1 - Gilbert Cedillo Community Plan Area: Westlake
Project Location: 1324-1342 W. 5th Street, 1101-1135 W. 6th Street, and 517-521 S. Bixel Street

Project Description: The project involves the demolition of the existing structures on-site, which includes a three-level parking structure, one five-story commercial office and medical office building, and one four-story commercial office and medical office building, for the development of a residential and commercial mixed-use project with a total of 369 residential units and 22,000 square feet (sf) of ground floor retail use. The Proposed Project would consist of the construction of two buildings (North Building and South Building) that would be connected by a footbridge spanning above the adjacent alleyway. The North Building would include 142 apartment units within seven levels and would front on 5th Street. The South Building would include 22,000 sf of ground-floor retail and 227 apartment units within six levels above the ground-floor retail and would front both 6th Street and Bixel Street. The ground-floor commercial space may include retail, restaurant, coffee shop uses, and/or other uses permitted by the Central City West Specific Plan ("CCWSP"). The unit mix would include 193 studio units, 96 one-bedroom units, 56 two-bedroom units, and 24 three-bedroom units of varying sizes and configurations. Both buildings include seven stories above grade and two levels of subterranean parking. The elevation across the Project Site increases from south to north and west to east. The Proposed Project would provide required on-site vehicle and bicycle parking spaces pursuant to the LAMC. Open space courtyards and landscaping features are proposed throughout the Project Site which would include 16,075 sf of open space within the North Building property and 24,600 sf of open space within the South Building property for a total of 40,675 sf of open space on-site. In total, the Project would contain approximately 348,430 sf of floor area.

Permits and Approvals: Discretionary entitlements, reviews, and approvals required for implementation of the Proposed Project would include, but may not be limited to: (1) Pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code ("LAMC") Section 11.5.7-C, a Project Permit Compliance Approval of the Central City West Specific Plan ("CCWSP"); (2) Pursuant to LAMC Section 11.5.7-F, the Applicant requests the following Specific Plan Exceptions of the Central City West Specific Plan: (a) To allow a (0) zero-foot front yard setback for the North Building, in lieu of the 15 ft. as required by the CCWSP, Section 6.F-2; (b) To allow (0) zero-foot side yard setbacks for the east and west property lines for the North Building, in lieu of the 10 ft. required by the CCWSP, Section 6.F-2; (c) To allow a (0) zero-foot rear yard setback for the seven-story North Building, in lieu of the 19 ft. (15 ft. + 1 ft. per floor above the 3rd floor) required by the CCWSP, Section 6.F-2; (d) To allow a (0) zero-foot rear yard setback for the South Building in lieu of the 19 ft. (15 ft. + 1 ft. per floor above the 3rd floor of the 7 story building) required by the CCWSP, Section 6.F-6; (e) To deviate from the street standards of 5th Street, as required by the CCWSP Appendix C.1.K to be consistent with the newly adopted Mobility Plan; (3) Pursuant to LAMC Section 11.5.7.E a Specific Plan Project Permit Adjustment to average or reallocate the permitted density and floor area within the South Block; and (4) Pursuant to LAMC Section 12.21.G a Director’s Decision to allow a 10% increase in the qualifying area of interior open space up to a maximum of 35%, in lieu of 25% of the total required usable open space. Pursuant to various sections of the LAMC, the Applicant will request approvals and permits from the Department of Building and Safety (and other municipal agencies) for Project construction activities including, but not limited to, the following: excavation, shoring, grading, foundation, haul route, removal of existing street trees, building and tenant improvements. Other approvals (as needed), ministerial or otherwise, may be necessary, as the City finds appropriate in order to execute and implement the Proposed Project.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis contained in this Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), the Project would result in significant and unavoidable environmental impacts with regard to historic resources, and temporary noise and vibration impacts during construction. All other potential impacts identified would be mitigated to less-than-significant levels. Other issues addressed within the scope of the EIR include aesthetics, air quality, cultural resources (archaeological resources, paleontological resources and native American tribal resources, geology/soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazardous materials/risk of upset, land use and planning, noise (operational), population housing and employment, public services (fire, police, schools, recreation and parks), traffic/transportation, and public utilities (water supply, wastewater, energy conservation, solid waste). With implementation of mitigation measures, no other significant and unavoidable impacts are expected to occur as a result of construction or operation of the project.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours (between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, at 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles CA 90012. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at https://planning.lacity.org by clicking on the "Environmental" tab, then "Draf EIR." Digital versions are also available at the following Library Branches:
  1. Los Angeles Central Library - 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  2. Echo Park Library - 1410 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
  3. Pico Union Branch Library - 1030 South Alvarado Street, Los Angeles CA 90006

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Christina Toy Lee, at (213) 473-9723 to purchase copies. The review period for the Draft EIR begins on July 6, 2017 and ends on August 21, 2017. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit in writing by August 21, 2017 no later than 4:00 p.m.

Please direct your comments to:

             Mail:    Christina Toy Lee, City Planner
                         Los Angeles Department of City Planning
                         200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
                         Los Angeles, CA 90012
             Fax:    (213) 978-1343
         E-mail:    Christina.Toy-Lee@lacity.org


Comment Review Period: July 6, 2017 to August 21, 2017

 




Providence Tarzana Medical Center Project
ENV-2016-1662-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2016071041
Council District: 3 - Bob Blumenfield Community Plan Area: Encino - Tarzana
Project Location: 18321 Clark Street, Los angeles, CA 91356

Project Description: Providence Health System - Southern California, the Project Applicant, or its successor, proposes new and improved facilities and improved access to care at the Providence Tarzana Medical Center as part of the Providence Tarzana Medical Center Project (Project). The Project would be implemented on the existing Providence Tarzana Medical Center (Project Site) located in the Encino - Tarzana community of the City of Los Angeles. The Project Site comprises approximately 13 acres and is currently improved with four permanent buildings, eight modular buildings, a parking structure, and surface parking areas. The Project proposes upgrades and enhancements to the Hospital on the Project Site, including replacing the Main Building within the Hospital and enhancing the existing Hospital Lobby (Main Building Replacement), expanding the diagnostic and treatment areas (D&T Expansion), and constructing a New Patient Wing. The Project would also include the construction of a new above-grade six-level parking structure that would provide approximately 557 parking spaces (New Parking Structure). To provide for the proposed improvements, the Project would include removal of the existing eight modular buildings and the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Center. The uses in these existing buildings to be removed would be relocated within the Hospital. While not part of the Project, required seismic upgrades would necessitate the removal of other existing structures within the Hospital. Overall, approximately 37,198 square feet of existing floor area would be removed within the Project Site. The Project would construct approximately 294,000 square feet of new floor area. Therefore, with implementation of the Project, approximately 256,802 square feet of net new floor area would be provided within the Project Site. At buildout, the Project Site would include a total of approximately 579,744 square feet of floor area.

Permits and Approvals: The Project would require various approvals and may include, but would not be limited to, the following: a General Plan Amendment to permit the Project as proposed by amending the General Plan Land Use Map; a Specific Plan Amendment to the Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan to amend the Specific Plan boundary in the Specific Plan at Plan Designations, Map 5-Tarzana Section and Pedestrian Oriented Areas, Exhibit B-Tarzana Section to exclude the Project Site; a Vesting Zone and Height District Change from [Q]C2-1L (Commercial Zone) P-1 (Parking Zone) to [T][Q]C2-1; a Major Development Project Conditional Use Permit for a development that creates 100,000 square feet of floor area or more in the C2 zone; a Vesting Tentative Tract Map, including a haul route approval; a Street Dedication/Improvement Requirements Waiver for relief from dedication and improvement requirements; Board of Police Commissioners permit for extended construction hours; and other discretionary and ministerial permits and approvals that will or may be required, including, but not limited to, temporary street closure permits, grading permits, excavation permits, foundation permits, building permits, and sign permits.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Significant and unavoidable Project impacts have been identified with regard to noise impacts from on-site construction activities and traffic impacts during construction activities. In addition, cumulative noise impacts from on and off-site construction activities and cumulative construction traffic impacts would be significant and unavoidable.

Other issues addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) include: aesthetics (visual quality, views, light/glare, and shading); air quality; geology and soils; greenhouse gas emissions; hazards and hazardous materials; hydrology, surface water quality, and groundwater; land use; noise; public services (fire protection); traffic, access, and parking; and utilities and service systems (water supply, wastewater, and energy). With implementation of mitigation measures, no significant and unavoidable Project or cumulative impacts other than those identified above are expected with regard to construction or operation of the Project.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours 8 am to 4 pm at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, at 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Room 351, Los Angeles. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” then “Draft EIR”). The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $5.00 per copy. Contact Elva Nuño-O’Donnell with the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning at (818) 374-5066 to purchase copies. Digital copies are also available at the following Library Branches:

  1. Central Library - 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  2. West Valley Regional Branch Library - 19036 Vanowen Street, Los Angeles, CA 91335,
  3. Encino-Tarzana Branch Library - 18231 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91356
The review period for the Draft EIR begins on June 15, 2017 and ends on July 31, 2017. If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference Case Number ENV-2016-1662-EIR and submit them in writing by 4:00 P.M. on July 31, 2017.


Please direct your comments to:

             Mail:    Elva Nuno-O'Donnell, City Planner
                         Los Angeles Department of City Planning
                         6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Room 351
                         Los Angeles, CA 91401
         E-mail:     elva.nuno-odonnell@lacity.org


Comment Review Period: June 15, 2017 to July 31, 2017

 




Crossroads Hollywood Project
Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Notice of Preparation Comments
Agency Correspondence
Application Materials
Notices
Written Comments


ENV 2015-2026-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:2015101073
Council District: 13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 1540–1552 Highland Avenue; 6700–6760 Selma Avenue; 6663–6675 Selma Avenue; 1543–1553 McCadden Place; 1542–1546 McCadden Place; 1501–1573 Las Palmas Avenue; 1500–1570 Las Palmas Avenue; 1600–1608 Las Palmas Avenue; 6665–6713½ Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90028

Project Description: The Project Site consists of 29 individual parcels across four City blocks and is generally bounded by Selma Avenue to the north; the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and School to the east; Sunset Boulevard to the south; and Highland Avenue and McCadden Place to the west. The Project Site includes the Crossroads of the World complex (Crossroads of the World), which is a designated City Cultural-Historic Monument (Monument #134) and also appears on the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historic Resources. CRE-HAR Crossroads SPV, LLC, the Project Applicant, proposes to redevelop the Project Site with a mixed-use development that retains and integrates the Crossroads of the World within a collection of new buildings of contemporary design and creates an open-air pedestrian district with a mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment uses.

The Project would retain, preserve, and rehabilitate Crossroads of the World and remove all other existing uses on the Project Site, including surface parking lots and approximately 172,573 square feet of existing floor area consisting of 84 residential units (including 80 multi-family dwelling units and two duplexes) and commercial/retail and office uses. The Project would include eight new mixed-use buildings with residential, hotel, commercial/retail, office, entertainment, and restaurant uses, and a new stand-alone, one-story commercial/retail building. Upon buildout, the Project (including existing uses to be retained) would include approximately 1,432,500 square feet of floor area consisting of 950 residential units, 308 hotel rooms, approximately 95,000 square feet of office uses, and approximately 185,000 square feet of commercial/retail uses. The proposed floor area ratio (FAR) would be approximately 4.72:1 averaged across the Project Site. Building heights would range from 1 to 32 floors with a maximum building height of approximately 402 feet above grade.

Permits and Approvals: The Project would require various approvals and may include, but would not be limited to, the following: Zone and Height District Change from C4-2D and C4-2D-SN to C4-2D and C4-2D-SN to replace the “D” Limitation to reflect the proposed Project pursuant to LAMC Section 12.32-F; Major Development Project Conditional Use Permit pursuant to LAMC Section 12.24-U,14; Vesting Conditional Use Permit pursuant to LAMC Section 12.24-T for floor area ratio averaging in a unified development; Master Conditional Use Permit for the sale of alcoholic beverages in connection with a total of 22 alcohol-related uses associated with the Project’s proposed hotel and commercial uses and eight uses with live entertainment pursuant to LAMC 12.24-W,1; Site Plan Review pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05; Development Agreement; Vesting Tentative Tract Map, including a street vacation and subsurface vacation pursuant to LAMC Sections 17.01 and 17.15; Haul Route Approval; Owner Participation Agreement; Findings of Consistency with the Redevelopment Plan; and other discretionary and ministerial permits and approvals that may be deemed necessary, including but not limited to temporary street closure permits, grading permits, excavation permits, foundation permits, and building permits

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Significant and unavoidable Project impacts have been identified with regard to regional air quality emissions for construction and operation, demolition of historical resources, on-site and off-site noise and vibration during construction, traffic intersection levels of service during construction, and traffic on residential street segments during operation. Other issues addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) include: aesthetics (visual quality, views, light/glare, and shading); air quality; greenhouse gas emissions; cultural resources (historic, archaeological, paleontological, and tribal cultural resources); geology and soils; hazards and hazardous materials; hydrology and water quality; land use; noise; employment; housing; population; public services (police protection, fire protection, schools, libraries, parks and recreation); traffic, access, and parking; and utilities and service systems (water supply, wastewater, solid waste, and energy). With implementation of mitigation measures, no significant and unavoidable Project or cumulative impacts associated with these environmental topics are expected.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning at 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” and then “Draft EIR”)]. The Draft EIR can be purchased on DVD-ROM for $5.00 per copy. Contact Alejandro Huerta of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 978-1454 to purchase a copy.
The Draft EIR is also available on DVD-ROM at the following libraries:

1) Central Library - 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2) Frances Howard Goldwyn-Hollywood Regional Library - 1623 N. Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
3) Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library - 7140 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
4) John C. Fremont Branch Library - 6121 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

The review period for the Draft EIR begins on May 11, 2017 and ends on June 26, 2017(extended to) July 26, 2017. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing by 4:00 p.m. on June 26, 2017(extended to) July 26, 2017.

Please direct your comments to:
Alejandro A. Huerta,
Environmental Review Coordinator
Major Projects & Environmental Analysis
Department of City Planning City Hall
City of Los Angeles
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: alejandro.huerta@lacity.org

Circulation Period: May 11, 2017 - June 26, 2017(extended to) July 26, 2017



Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan Project
ENV-2013-622-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2013031038
Council District: 5, 10 and 11 Community Plan Areas: West Los Angeles, Palms - Mar Vista - Del Rey, West Adams, Balwin Hills - Leimert
Project Location:The Project Area is located entirely within the incorporated City of Los Angeles and is comprised of an approximately five-mile-long, one-mile-wide corridor along the Expo Phase 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) Corridor. The Project Area generally includes the half-mile radii around five stations: Exposition/Bundy (Bundy), Exposition/Sepulveda (Sepulveda), Westwood/Rancho Park (Westwood), National/Palms (Palms), and Culver City.


Project Description: The Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan (ECTNP, Proposed Plan or Proposed Project) would establish a Specific Plan to guide future development within the Exposition Corridor. Specifically, the underlying purpose of the Proposed Project is to plan for development in a manner consistent with state, regional and local policies to encourage infill around transit stations as a means to accommodate growth. Thus, the Proposed Project includes a variety of land use regulatory changes around the following five Expo Phase 2 LRT station areas within the City of Los Angeles: Bundy, Sepulveda, Westwood, Palms, and Culver City.

The Specific Plan would include General Plan amendments and zone changes that encourage infill development and a mix of uses within identified areas to promote transit ridership, reduce automobile dependence, and create vibrant neighborhoods around the transit stations. The ECTNP would: (1) create four new zones and one new land use designation, and change zoning and land use designations within specified portions of the Project Area; (2) include public benefit requirements associated with tiered floor area ratios in the new zones; (3) create streetscape plans for identified street segments in the Project Area; and (4) require design standards for new development within the Project Area (excluding R1 and R2 zones). The Proposed Project would also include new open space regulations and parking regulations for select properties within the Project Area.

Required Approvals: Approval of the following actions would be required by the Planning Commission and City Council in order to implement the Proposed ECTNP:

  • General Plan Amendments
  • Zone Changes;
  • Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan Specific Plan (Ordinance)
  • Specific Plan Amendments
  • Urban Design Guidelines
  • Modified Street Classifications and Standards
  • Streetscape Plans
  • Other Ordinances, including modification of existing overlays, as appropriate
  • Amendments to the General Plan Framework, Transportation (Mobility) Element, and other General Plan Elements, as appropriate.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis contained in the Draft EIR, the Proposed ECTNP would result in unavoidable significant environmental impacts with regard to: Aesthetics (Visual Character and Shade); Air Quality (Standards during construction and sensitive receptors during construction); Cultural Resources (Historical Resources); Noise (Construction Noise Standards and Vibration; Operational Noise); Public Services (Parks and Recreation Facilities); and Transportation and Traffic (Circulation System; Neighborhood Intrusion; Congestion Management Plan Arterial Intersection Analysis).

Document Review and Comment: The Draft EIR is available for public review for a 60-day period from April 6, 2017 to June 5, 2017. If you wish to review a copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning at: 200 North Spring Street, Room 667, Los Angeles. Copies of the Draft EIR are also available for general public review at the following City of Los Angeles Public Library branches:

1)  Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2)  Mar Vista Library - Branch 38, 12006 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066
3)  Robertson Branch Library - Branch 42, 1719 S. Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035
4)  Palms-Rancho Park Library - Branch 22, 2920 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064
5)  Westwood Branch Library - Branch 71, 1246 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
6)  West Los Angeles Regional Library - Branch 27, 11360 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Draft EIR can be downloaded or reviewed at DCP’s website [http://planning.lacity.org/ (click on “Environmental Review” and then “Draft EIR”)]. The Draft EIR can be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Lameese Chang of the City of Los Angeles at lameese.chang@lacity.org for purchase. Interested parties may send written or typed comments (including name, contact information, and file number ENV-2013-622-EIR) on the Draft EIR to the following:

                         Lameese Chang
                         Los Angeles Department of City Planning
                         200 North Spring Street, Room 667
                         Los Angeles, CA 90012

                         (213)978-1178 (phone)
                         (213)978-1477 (fax)
                         lameese.chang@lacity.org


Because of time limits mandated by state law, written comments must be provided to the City at the earliest possible date, but no later than 5:00 PM on June 5, 2017.

A Public Hearing will be held on May 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the IMAN Foundation located at 3376 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034.

Comment Review Period: April 6, 2017 to June 5, 2017



1209 6th Avenue Project
ENV-2014-1988-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2016101038
Council District: 11 Community Plan Area: Venice
Project Location: 1209 S. 6th Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90291


Project Description: The proposed Project involves the subdivision and redevelopment of a Small Lot (e.g. Project Site) located in the Venice Community Plan Area and Venice Coastal Zone Specific Plan Area in the City of Los Angeles. Under the proposed Project, the existing 1,068 square foot vacant church located on the Project Site would be demolished. In addition, the Project Applicant is requesting a Parcel Map to permit the subdivision of the Project Site into two new Small Lots (e.g., Lot A and Lot B) to each be developed with one Small Lot detached single-family unit. Both Small Lot single-family units would be three stories in height (29 feet tall) with a varied roof. Each Small Lot would be 2,502 square feet and developed with one Small Lot single-family unit, including three parking spaces (one covered and two uncovered spaces) a patio, and covered porch.

Permits and approvals:The Project Applicant is requesting: (1) A Parcel Map to permit the subdivision of the existing Project Site into two new Small Lots (pursuant to LAMC Section 17.50); (2) A Coastal Development Permit to allow for the demolition of the existing 1,068 square foot vacant church and the construction of two Small Lot single-family units in the single-jurisdiction coastal zone; (3) Demolition, grading, and building permits; (4) Haul Route approval; (5) Any additional actions as may be deemed necessary.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis included in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), the proposed Project would result in significant and unavoidable environmental impacts with regard to Historical Resources. No other significant impacts would occur.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours 8 am to 4 pm at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, at 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” then “Draft EIR”); and the Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $5.00 per copy. Contact Kathleen King of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 978-1195 to purchase copies. Digital copies are also available at the following Library Branches:

1.   Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2.   West Los Angeles Regional Library, 11360 Santa Monica Boulevard , Los Angeles, CA 90025
3.   Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90219

If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference Case Number ENV-2014-1988-EIR and submit them in writing by May 1, 2017.

Please direct your comments to:

Kathleen King
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: kathleen.king@lacity.org
Fax: (213) 978-1343

Comment Review Period: March 16, 2017 to May 1, 2017



6901 Santa Monica Boulevard Mixed-Use Project
ENV-2015-4612-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2016021044
Council District: 4 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 1100, 1106, 1110, 1114, 1118, 1122, 1126 Orange Drive; 6906, 6911, 6917, 6921, 6931 Santa Monica Boulevard; and 1107, 1111, 1115, 1119, 1121 Mansfield Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038


Project Description: The Project includes the demolition and removal of the existing office and automobile storage buildings (totaling 54,661 square feet) located on the Project Site, and development of the Project Site with a mixed-use building, including seven stories of residential multi-family units (231 total units) and 15,000 square feet of ground-floor neighborhood-serving commercial uses (including up to a 5,000-square-foot high-turnover restaurant and up to 10,000 square feet of general retail), and 390 vehicle parking spaces within two levels of subterranean parking. Approximately 8% of the permitted base density, equal to 15 units, would be restricted for Very Low-Income households. The Project would vary in height from 23 feet to 80 feet, 4 inches, and would have a floor-area-ratio (FAR) of 3.2:1.

Permits and Approvals: The Proposed Project would require approval of discretionary actions by the City of Los Angeles, which may include the following: A General Plan Amendment, pursuant to City Charter Section 555 and LAMC Section 11.5.6, to amend the Project Site’s Hollywood Community Plan land use designation from Highway Oriented Commercial and Medium Density Residential to Neighborhood Commercial; A General Plan Amendment is requested for an Add Area so that all properties located between La Brea Avenue and Citrus Avenue that are designated Highway Oriented Commercial would be changed to the Neighborhood Commercial land use designation (to avoid “spot” zoning); A Vesting Zone Change pursuant to LAMC Section 12.32-Q, to change the Project Site’s zoning from C2-1D and R3-1XL to C2-2D; Density Bonus Compliance Review, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22-A,25, for a 27.5% density bonus to permit 231 units of which 15 units would be reserved for Very Low Income Households (8% of permitted base density), an on-menu density bonus incentive to allow a density calculation based on pre-dedication lot area, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22-A,25(f)(7); and a Waiver of Development Standard, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22-A,25(G)(3) to permit a zero foot side yard along Santa Monica Boulevard in lieu of the ten feet otherwise required by LAMC Sections 12.14-C,2 and 12.11-C,2; A Height District Change, to include a D limitation restricting maximum FAR to 3.2:1 in lieu of 6:1; A Master Conditional Use Permit, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.24-W,1, to permit the sale and dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption within up to three tenant spaces; Site Plan Review, pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05-C, for a project that results in an increase of more than 50 dwelling units; and A Vesting Tentative Tract Map, pursuant to LAMC Section 17.15.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, with implementation of the Project Design Features and Mitigation Measures (included in the Draft EIR), the Project would not result in any significant and unavoidable impacts.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours 8 am to 4 pm at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, at 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” then “Draft EIR”); and hard copies are also available at the following Library Branches:

1.  Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2.  Frances Howard Goldwyn – Hollywood Regional Library, 1623 N. Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
3.  Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
4.  John C. Fremont Branch Library, 6121 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $5.00 per copy. Contact Kathleen King of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 978-1195 to purchase copies. If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference Case Number ENV-2015-4612-EIR, and submit them in writing by April 17, 2017.

Please direct your comments to:

         Kathleen king
         Los Angeles Department of City Planning
         200 North Spring Street, Room 750
         Los Angeles, CA 90012
         Via E-mail: Kathleen.King@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: March 02, 2017 - April 17, 2017



Spring Street Hotel Project
ENV-2015-2356-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2015101003
Council District: 14 Community Plan Area: Central City
Project Location: 631, 633, and 635 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014


Project Description: The Project would involve the demolition of the existing surface parking lot and commercial building and construction of a high-rise hotel building with approximately 105,841 square feet of floor area, which includes: 170 hotel rooms, a 7,050 square foot restaurant; a 3,780 square foot roof bar/lounge; a 1,000 square foot gym; 1,000 square feet of ancillary office space; a 2,940 square foot gallery bar; and a 1,200 square foot conference/screening room. A total of 12,460 square feet of open space would include 6,300 square feet of balconies for the hotel rooms; a 1,510 square foot roof bar; and a 2,770 square foot pool deck. The Project would be up to approximately 26 stories (plus three subterranean parking levels), reaching a maximum height of approximately 338 feet. Approximately 63 vehicle parking spaces would be provided on-site utilizing a car elevator in Lower Levels 2 and 3 of the subterranean levels.

Permits and Approvals: The Proposed Project would require approval of discretionary actions by the City of Los Angeles, which may include the following: • Pursuant to LAMC Section 14.5.7, a Transfer of Floor Area Rights for a maximum of 49,999 square feet of floor area; • Pursuant to LAMC Section 12.27, a Variance to permit alternative locations for required bicycle parking; • Pursuant to LAMC Section 12.24-W,1, a Master Conditional Use Permit for onsite sale and consumption of a full line of alcoholic beverages at specified locations within the hotel; and • Pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05-C,1(b), a Site Plan Review for the construction of a maximum of 170 hotel guest rooms.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis contained in this Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), the Project would result in significant and unavoidable environmental impacts with regard to Noise (construction noise and construction vibration with respect to human annoyance). All other potential impacts identified would be mitigated to less-than-significant levels.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours (between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org by clicking on the “Environmental Review” tab, then “Draft EIR." Digital versions are also available for viewing at the following libraries:

1.  Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2.  Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
3.  Arroyo Seco Regional Library, 6145 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Alejandro Huerta at alejandro.huerta@lacity.org or (213) 978-1454 to purchase copies. The comment period for the Draft EIR ends on February 21, 2017. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing no later than 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Please direct your comments to:

       Via Mail: Alejandro A. Huerta
                      Los Angeles Department of City Planning
                      200 North Spring Street, Room 750
                      Los Angeles, CA 90012
   Via E-mail: alejandro.huerta@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: January 05, 2017 - February 21, 2017



Abode at Glassell Park Project
ENV-2015-2354-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2015101077
Council District: 1 - Gilbert Cedillo Community Plan Area: Northeast Los Angeles
Project Location: 2301, 2305, 2309, 2310, 2314, 2315, 2318, 2320 Haverhill Way; 2317, 2321, 2329, 2335, 2400, 2401, 2411, 2417, 2421, 2427, 2430, 2420, 2410 Haverhill Drive; 3963, 3970, 4000, 4001, 4006, 4009, 4012 Brilliant Drive; and 2414, 2410, 2406, 2402 Sundown Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065


Project Description: The Abode at Glassell Park Project proposes the development of the 32 lots with one single-family home per lot. Each home would include three levels, would include a garage, and would range in size from approximately 2,161 to 2,577 square feet (for a total of approximately 72,636 square feet of floor area). Additionally, the Project includes extension of the existing roadways Haverhill Drive and Brilliant Drive to serve the Project. The total amount of export for the haul route would be approximately 13,251 cubic yards.

Permits and Approvals: 1) Project Permit Compliance with the Mt. Washington - Glassell Park Specific Plan; 2) Approval of Grading and Building Permits; and 3) Approval of a Haul Route Permit.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts with respect to construction noise/vibration and aesthetics.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours (between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org (click on "Environmental Review" then "Draft EIR"); and electronic copies are also available at the following libraries:

1. Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Atwater Village Branch Library, 3379 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039
3. Arroyo Seco Regional Library, 6145 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
4. Cypress Park Branch Library, 1150 Cypress Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065
5. Lincoln Heights Branch Library, 2530 Workman Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Karen Hoo of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 978-1331 to purchase copies. If you wish to submit comments following the review of the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing no later than 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Please direct your comments to:
Karen Hoo, Environmental Review Coordinator
Environmental Review Section
Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: planning.envreview@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: December 22, 2016 – February 21, 2017 (due to the holidays, the comment period has been extended to 60 days in lieu of 45 days)



South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles Community Plans (Proposed Plans)


Southeast Los Angeles Community PlanENV-2008-1780-EIRState Clearinghouse No. 2008101097
South Los Angeles Community PlanENV-2008-1781-EIRState Clearinghouse No. 2008101098
Council Districts: 1, 8, 9, 10, 15, (South LA) and 8, 9, 14, 15, (Southeast LA)
Project Location: The South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan Areas (CPAs) are located southwest and south of Downtown Los Angeles. They are geographically contiguous, sharing a common boundary along Figueroa Street and Broadway. Combined, South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles cover over 30 square miles. South Los Angeles is generally bounded by Pico Boulevard to the north, Figueroa Street and Broadway to the east, 120th Street to the south, and Arlington Avenue and Van Ness Avenue to the west. The South Los Angeles CPA is bordered by the Wilshire and Westlake CPAs to the north, the Harbor Gateway CPA and the County of Los Angeles community of West Athens-Westmont to the south, the West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert CPA and the City of Inglewood to the west, and the Southeast Los Angeles CPA to the east. The Southeast Los Angeles CPA is generally bounded by the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) to the north; the Alameda Corridor (from the I-10 to Slauson Avenue and from 92nd Street to Imperial Highway) and Central Avenue (from Slauson Avenue to 103rd Street) to the east; 120th Street and Imperial Highway to the south; and Figueroa Street and Broadway to the west. The CPA is bordered by the Central City CPA (Downtown) to the north, the cities of Vernon and Lynwood and the County of Los Angeles community of Florence-Firestone to the east, the County of Los Angeles community of Willowbrook to the south, and the South Los Angeles CPA to the west.


Project Description: The South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles Community Plans are being updated to reflect current policies and conditions and to address community issues related to land use as identified through outreach meetings conducted over the last several years. The project will include amending both the text and the land use map of the South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles Community Plans. The project will also adopt several zoning ordinances to implement the updates to the two community plans, including changes for certain portions of the Community Plan Areas to regulate specific uses, and to establish development standards (including height, Floor Area Ratio, and massing) and design standards. These zoning ordinances will take a number of different forms, including amendments to the Zoning Map for zone and height district changes under LAMC Section 12.32 and the adoption of two Community Plan Implementation Overlay districts under LAMC Section 13.14. Also, to ensure consistency between the updated community plans and the other City plans and ordinances, the project will include amendments to the Framework and Circulation Elements of the General Plan, the Housing Incentive Ordinance, the Neighborhood Stabilization Ordinance, and others as necessary.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis contained in the Draft EIR, the Proposed Project would result in unavoidable significant environmental impacts with regard to: Aesthetics (shade and shadow for Southeast Los Angeles); Air Quality (construction-related regional and localized emissions, and exposure of sensitive receptors to substantial pollutant concentrations from construction, cumulative); Cultural Resources (historical resources, cumulative); Noise (construction-related noise and vibration, cumulative); Public Services (deterioration of existing public parks and recreational facilities, cumulative); and Transportation and Traffic (Congestion Management Program for South Los Angeles, cumulative). Other issues addressed in the EIR include: Agriculture and Forestry Resources; Biological Resources; Geology and Soils; Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Hazards and Hazardous Materials; Hydrology and Water Quality; Land Use and Planning; Mineral Resources; Population, Housing and Employment; and Utilities and Service Systems. Impacts associated with these topics were determined to be less than significant, or less than significant with the implementation of mitigation measures. Government Code Section 65962.5: The Project area includes sites listed under Government Code Section 65952.5. These are described in Section 4.8 of the Draft EIR, Hazards, Existing Setting.

Document Review and Comment: A copy of the Draft EIR is being made available for public review for a 90-day period from November 3, 2016 to February 1, 2017. An Executive Summary of the Draft EIR in both English and Spanish will also be available. If you wish to review a copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning at: 200 North Spring Street, Room 667, Los Angeles. Copies of the Draft EIR are also available for general public review at the following City of Los Angeles Public Library branches:

1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West 5th Street)
2. Exposition Park Library (3900 South Western Ave)
3. John Muir Library (1005 West 64th Street)
4. Mark Twain Library (9621 South Figueroa Street)
5. Vermont Square Library (1201 West 48th Street)
6. Alma Reaves Woods – Watts Library (10205 Compton Ave)
7. Ascot Branch Library (120 West Florence Ave)
8. Junipero Serra Branch Library (4607 South Main Street)
9. Vernon Branch Library (4504 South Central Ave)

Note: Copies of the Draft EIR are also available at the following libraries located outside of the Community Plan Areas:
  • Washington Irving Library (4117 W. Washington Blvd)
  • Jefferson Library (2211 W. Jefferson Boulevard)
  • Pico Union Library (1030 S. Alvarado Street)
  • Angeles Mesa Library (2700 W. 52nd Street)
  • Hyde Park Library (2205 W. Florence Ave)
  • Willowbrook Library (11838 Wilmington Ave)
  • Graham Library (1900 E. Firestone Blvd)
  • Florence Library (1610 E. Florence Ave)

The Draft EIR can also be reviewed at, or downloaded from, the Department of City Planning’s website: http://planning.lacity.org/ (click on “Environmental Review” and then “Draft EIR”). The Draft EIR can be purchased on cd-rom for $7.50 per copy. Contact Cherry Yap or Miguel Sotelo of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 978-1164 to purchase one.

How To Comment On The Draft EIR: If you wish to submit comments on the Draft EIR, please submit your written/typed comments (including a name, telephone number, and contact information) via mail, fax, or e-mail at the earliest possible date, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2017. Please reference the following file numbers: ENV-2008-1780-EIR & ENV-2008-1781-EIR. Written comments can be submitted to the following address:

Mail:      City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
              South LA Unit
              200 North Spring Street, Room 667
              Los Angeles, California 90012

Fax:      (213) 978-1477
E-mail:  Melissa.Alofaituli@lacity.org (South LA)
             Marie.Cobian@lacity.org (Southeast LA)

Comment Review Period: November 3, 2016 – February 1, 2016

The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning (DCP) has prepared this Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in compliance with Section 15121(a) of the State Guidelines and the City of Los Angeles Guidelines for the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 14, Division 6 in order to inform the general public, the local community, and responsible and interested public agencies of the nature of the Proposed Project, the possible environmental effects, possible measures to mitigate those effects, and alternatives to the Proposed Project (Proposed Plans). Comments from interested parties are requested as to the content of the environmental information that is pertinent to each agency’s statutory responsibilities in connection with the Proposed Project.



Sun West Project
ENV-2015-2448-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2015091003
Council District: 13 - Mitch O'Farrell Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 5509, 5511, 5515, 5517, 5519, 5521, 5523, 5525, 5527, 5529 West Sunset Boulevard; 1505, 1507, 1509, 1511, 1515, 1523, 1525, 1527, 1529, 1531, 1535 North Western Avenue; and 5518 West Harold Way, Los Angeles, California, 90028


Project Description: The Project includes demolition and removal of the existing 26,457-square­ foot commercial/retail building, covered storage areas, and 105 surface parking spaces on the Project site and development of the site with a mixed-use building, including five stories of residential apartments above a podium level, 33,980 square feet of general commercial land uses (including 32,990 square feet of ground-floor retail and a 990-square-foot leasing office), and two levels of subterranean parking. The Project includes 293 dwelling units - 105 studios, 110 1-bedroom units, and 78 2-bedroom units. Of the 293 dwelling units, 15 units would be very-low-income units. The maximum height of the building would reach approximately 80 feet. In order to implement the Project, the Project Applicant is requesting approval of the following discretionary actions from the City: 1) Project Permit Compliance for consistency with the Vermont/Western Transit Oriented District Specific Plan (SNAP); 2) Site Plan Review for a project creating more than 50 residential units; 3) Pursuant to LAMC 12.22-A.25(c), a 21 percent density bonus of which 6.0 percent would be set aside for very-low-income households.

The Project Applicant is requesting one On-Menu Affordable Housing Incentive to allow an increase in the FAR to 3.3:1 in lieu of the maximum 3:1 as limited in the Vermont/Western Transit Oriented District Specific Plan (SNAP); 4) Project Permit Adjustment to allow a 10-foot high Pedestrian Throughway in lieu of the 12-foot height limit as required in the Vermont/Western Transit Oriented District Specific Plan SNAP; 5) Project Permit Adjustment to allow an increase in height of less than 10 percent of the height limitation, resulting to a maximum height of 80 feet in lieu of the 75-height limit in the Vermont/Western Transit Oriented District Specific Plan (SNAP); and 6) Master Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for on-site sale and consumption of a full line of alcoholic beverages at two restaurants and off-site sale and consumption of a full line of alcoholic beverages at a planned grocery store.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would result in a significant and unavoidable impact related to Neighborhood Traffic Intrusion.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours (between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org (click on "Environmental Review" then "Draft EIR"); and electronic copies are also available at the following libraries:

1. Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
2. John C. Fremont Branch Library, 6121 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
3. Wilshire Branch Library, 149 North St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA 90004
4. Los Feliz Branch Library, 1874 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
5. Cahuenga Branch Library, 4591 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90029
6. Frances Howard Golden-Hollywood Regional Library, 1623 North Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
7. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Karen Hoo at (213) 978-1331 to purchase copies. If you wish to submit comments following the review of the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing no later than 4:00 P.M. on Monday, December 5, 2016.

Please direct your comments to:
Karen Hoo, Environmental Review Coordinator
Environmental Review Section
Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: planning.envreview@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: October 20, 2016 – December 5, 2016



1020 S. Figueroa Street
ENV-2015-1159-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2016021013
Council District: 14 - Jose Huizar Community Plan Area: Central City
Project Location: 1020 S. Figueroa Street (includes 716-730 W. Olympic Boulevard; 1016-1060 S. Figueroa Street; 607-613 W. 11th Street; and 1041-1061 S. Flower Street), Los Angeles, CA, 90015


Project Description: Jia Yuan USA Co, Inc., the Applicant, proposes to develop a mixed-use residential, hotel and commercial project located at 1020 S. Figueroa Street on an approximately 2.7 acre ‘L’-shaped site (Project Site) bounded by S. Figueroa Street to the west, S. Flower Street to the east, Olympic Boulevard to the north, and 11th Street to the south. The Project Site is currently developed with the nine-story Luxe City Center Hotel (Luxe Hotel) and surrounding surface parking lots, which would be removed to support the Project. The Project would include up to 1,129,284 square feet of floor area (approximately 9.7:1 floor area ratio [FAR]) in three towers atop an eight level podium with up to four subterranean levels and four levels above grade. The Project would include a total of up to 300 hotel rooms, 650 residential condominium units, and 80,000 square feet of restaurant, retail, and other commercial uses at the first two levels along all street frontages. Phase I of the Project would include the construction of the 34-story Hotel Tower located on the corner of 11th Street and S. Figueroa Street and the construction of the 32-story Residential Tower 1 that would include up to 290 residential units and would be located at the corner of 11th Street and S. Flower Street. During Phase 2, the 38-story Residential Tower 2 would be constructed that would include up to 360 residential units and would be located at the corner of S. Figueroa Street and W. Olympic Boulevard. Of these 360 units, approximately 14 live-work loft units would be developed in the Podium on levels three and four. The Hotel Tower would include up to 300 hotel rooms, along with banquet facilities, conference space and amenities. Parking would be provided within the Podium with primary access from Olympic Boulevard, S. Flower Street, and 11th Street.

Permits and Approvals: Discretionary entitlements, reviews, and approvals required for implementation of the Project would include, but would not necessarily be limited to, the following: 1.) Development Agreement by and between the City of Los Angeles and the Applicant; 2.) Transfer of Floor Area Rights (TFAR) from the Los Angeles Convention Center (City Owned Donor Site) at 1201 S. Figueroa Street, to the subject site, located at 1020 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles allowing an FAR of 9.7:1 and 1,129, 284 square feet in lieu of a 6:1 FAR; 3.) Approval of a new Sign District; 4.) Project Permit Compliance for Signage; 5.) Determination under the City Center Redevelopment Plan, as necessary to allow a residential use in a commercial zone or a commercial use in a residential zone; 6.) Master Conditional Use Permit for the sale and service of alcohol and live entertainment; 7.) Site Plan Review for a project resulting in an increase of 50 residential units and greater than 50,000 square feet of nonresidential floor area; 8.) Vesting Tentative Tract Map; 9.) Variation from Downtown Design Guide, Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Streetscape Plan, and Downtown Street Standards, if necessary; 10.) Other approvals as needed and as may be required such as construction permits, including building permits, grading, excavation, foundation, and associated permits; 11.) Haul route permit, as may be required; and 11.) Other approvals as needed and as may be required.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis contained in this Draft EIR, implementation of the Project would result in significant and unavoidable construction impacts related to noise and vibration, cumulative construction impacts related to noise and traffic, and Project traffic impacts at three intersections. Other issues addressed in the Draft EIR include aesthetics; air quality; cultural resources (archeological and paleontological resources, historical resources); greenhouse gas emissions; hazards and hazardous materials; land use and planning; noise; population, housing and employment, public services (fire protection and emergency medical services, police protection, libraries, parks and recreation); transportation and circulation and utilities and services systems. With implementation of mitigation measures, no other significant and unavoidable impacts are expected to occur as a result of construction or operation of the Project.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours (between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org by clicking on the “Environmental” tab, then “Draft EIR.” Print and digital versions are also available at the following Library Branches:

1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Pico Union Branch Library, 1030 S. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90006
3. Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
4. Felipe de Neve Branch Library, 2820 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
5. Chinatown Branch Library, 639 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Christina Toy Lee, at (213) 473-9723 to purchase copies. The review period for the Draft EIR begins on September 8, 2016 and ends on October 25, 2016. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit in writing by October 25, 2016 no later than 4:00 p.m.

Please direct your comments to:

Christina Toy Lee, City Planner
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: (213) 978-1343
E-mail: christina.toy-lee@lacity.org

Circulation Period: September 8, 2016 – October 25, 2016



City Market Los Angeles Project
City Market Los Angeles Project Recirculated DEIR – New Comment Period July 28, 2016 - September 12, 2016
ENV-2012-3003-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2013021046
Council District: 14 - Jose Huizar Community Plan Area: Central City
Project Location: 1057 S. San Pedro Street, 90015 (entire block bounded by 9th St., San Julian St., San Pedro St. and 11th St.); 1122, 1142, 1146, 1150, S. San Julian St., 1051-1053, 1101, 1105, 1109-13, 1117, 1119, 1125, 1127, 1137 S. San Pedro St., 1027, 1021, 1023 S. San Julian St., 941, 943, 945, 929 S. San Julian St., 90015


Project Description: The Proposed Project (“The City Market of Los Angeles”) seeks to redevelop an approximately 10-acre project site across portions of four blocks in Downtown Los Angeles. The Project Site is currently developed with approximately 115,249 square feet (sf) of improved structural floor area, of which only 59,000 sf is currently occupied and operational with warehouse, wholesale, office, bank, and storage land uses, and associated surface parking lots. The Proposed Project seeks to demolish up to approximately 91,729 sf of the existing structures on the Project Site and redevelop the Project Site with a mixed-use project with a maximum of approximately 1,719,658 sf of total developed floor area. The Proposed Project is anticipated to be built out over a proposed 25-year period and would include the construction of approximately 945 multiple residential dwelling units, approximately 210 hotel rooms, approximately 294,641 sf of commercial (including medical and general office) and manufacturing uses, approximately 224,862 sf of retail floor area (including restaurants, bars, event space, wholesale uses, and a cinema with approximately 744 seats), and approximately 312,112 sf of corporate/educational campus floor area. The Project would include approximately 3,670 parking spaces in above and below grade parking structures. Proposed building heights would range from three stories to 38 stories (max. 435 feet above grade). The total project net square footage of development would not exceed an FAR of 4.10:1 or 1,719,658 sf.

Permits and Approvals: The Proposed Project would require the following discretionary actions: (1) Development Agreement in exchange for community benefits; (2) General Plan Amendment to change the land use designation from Light Manufacturing (“LM”) to Regional Commercial (“RC”) and apply the existing General Plan footnote No. 4 to the Project Site which will create consistency with the Project scope and the proposed Vesting Zone Change to C2; (3) Vesting Zone Change from the M2-2D Zone to the “[Q] C2-2” to permit the construction of the Project described herein, including provisions for the application of the Land Use Equivalency Program; (4) Height District Change to apply a new ‘D’ limitation to modify the allowable FAR from 3:1 to 4.1:1; (5) a Supplemental Use District (SUD) for advertising signage; (6) A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for Floor Area Averaging in a unified mixed-use development not to exceed 4.10:1 FAR, however, a maximum FAR of 4.43:1 will be permitted on Block 1, 3.40:1 FAR on Block 2, 2.43:1 FAR on Block 3 and 7.19:1 of Block 4; (7) Site Plan Review findings be made for a major unified development and a project that results in an increase of 50,000 gross square feet or more of nonresidential floor areas and/or 50 or more dwelling units or guest rooms, (8) Master CUP for the on-site and off-site sales of alcoholic beverages in retail establishments, bars, and restaurants; (9) a Vesting Airspace Tentative Tract Map to permit the merger and re-subdivision of the land and the creation of four ground lots containing 14 air space lots, including (a) the vacation of the alley located within Block 2 which is surrounded by San Pedro Street, San Julian Street, 12th Street, and 11th Street, (b) merge that portion of San Julian Street (approx. 2 feet) which is over dedicated, (c) a reduction from the Advisory Agency’s Parking Policy to allow parking to be calculated based on the LAMC and other discretionary approvals including but not limited to demolition, grading, excavation, and foundation permits; and (13) haul route approval.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis contained in this Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), the Project would result in significant and unavoidable environmental impacts with regard to construction and operational air quality emissions, operational land use/noise compatibility, and traffic impacts at three study intersections during the a.m. peak hour and seven study intersections during the p.m. peak hour. All other potential impacts identified would either be less than significant or can be mitigated to less-than-significant levels with the incorporation of mitigation measures.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a copy of the DEIR or the documents referenced in the DEIR, you may do so at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, at 200 N. Spring Street, City Hall, Los Angeles, CA, Room 750. Digital versions of the DEIR are also available at the following Library Branches:

1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Chinatown Branch Library at 639 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA

The DEIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website [(http://cityplanning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental” and then “Draft EIR”)]. The DEIRs can be purchased on CD-rom for $7.50 per copy. Contact Christina Toy Lee of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 473-9723 to purchase one. If you wish to submit comments following review of the RDEIR, please reference the file number above, and submit them in writing or email by September 12, 2016 no later than 4:00 PM.

Please direct your comments to:

Christina Toy Lee, City Planner
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: 213 978-1343 E-mail: christina.toy-lee@lacity.org

Circulation Period: July 28, 2016 - September 12, 2016



ICON Sherman Oaks
ENV-2014-1362-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2014071001
Council District: 4 - David Ryu Community Plan Area: Van Nuys - North Sherman Oaks
Project Location: 14130 and 14154 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91423


Project Description: IMT Capital II Sherman Oaks, LLC, the Project Applicant, proposes to develop a mixed-use project comprised of residential and neighborhood-serving commercial uses (the Project) on an approximate 8.3-acre site located at 14130 and 14154 West Riverside Drive (Project Site) in the Van Nuys–North Sherman Oaks Community Plan area of the City of Los Angeles (City). These new uses would be integrated with the existing Sunkist Growers, Inc. international headquarters building (Sunkist Building), which would be maintained and rehabilitated as part of the Project. The Project would specifically include three new buildings referred to as Buildings A, B, and C that would provide a total of 298 new multi-family residential units and approximately 39,241 square feet of neighborhood- serving commercial uses, including up to 7,241 square feet of restaurant uses. In addition, upon completion, the Project would provide a total of 1,345 parking spaces for the proposed uses and the Sunkist Building. Parking spaces for employees of the Sunkist Building and the proposed neighborhood- serving commercial uses would be provided in a new parking structure to the east of the Sunkist Building. Parking for residents and guests of residents would be provided in two levels of below-grade parking within the northern and western portions of the Project Site, and integrated within Level 1 of Building B. The proposed buildings and the Sunkist Building to remain would be integrated and connected within the Project Site via numerous outdoor landscaped areas and landscaped pedestrian pathways.

Permits and Approvals: The Project would require various approvals and may include, but would not be limited to, the following: Zone Change; Vesting Tentative Tract Map; Master Conditional Use Permit for on-site and potential off-site alcohol consumption; Site Plan Review; and other discretionary and ministerial permits and approvals that may be deemed necessary, including but not limited to, temporary street closure permits, grading permits, excavation permits, foundation permits, haul route permits, and building permits.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Significant and unavoidable Project impacts have been identified with regard to construction noise, construction vibration, and traffic during operation. In addition, cumulative impacts could result with regard to construction noise, construction vibration, and traffic during operation. Other issues addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) include: aesthetics (visual quality, views, light/glare, and shading); air quality; greenhouse gas emissions; cultural resources (historic, archaeological, and paleontological resources); hydrology, water quality, and groundwater; land use; noise; public services (police protection, fire protection, schools, libraries, parks and recreation); traffic, access, and parking; and utilities and service systems (water supply). With implementation of mitigation measures, no significant and unavoidable Project or cumulative impacts associated with these environmental topics are expected.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning at 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website [http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” and then “Draft EIR”)]. The Draft EIR can be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Sarah Molina-Pearson at (213) 473-9983 to purchase a copy. Electronic viewing of the Draft EIR is also available at the following libraries:

1. Central Library - 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library - 5211 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601
3. Studio City Branch Library - 12511 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA 91604
4. Sherman Oaks Martin Pollard Branch Library - 14245 Moorpark Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
5. Van Nuys Branch Library - 6250 Sylmar Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91401

If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing by 4:00 P.M. on September 12, 2016 (extended to) September 27, 2016.

Please direct your comments to:

Via Mail: Ms. Sarah Molina-Pearson
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Via E-mail: sarah.molina-pearson@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: July 28, 2016 - September 12, 2016 (extended to) September 27, 2016



Single-Family Residence in Studio City
ENV-2014-4031-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2016021031
Council District: 2 - Paul Krekorian Community Plan Area: Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass
Project Location: 3599 Lankershim Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90068


Project Description: Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan project permit compliance review and Tree Removal Permit to permit the construction of a two-story single-family residence with basement (approximately 3,826 square feet of area) including a stacked stall four-car garage on an approximately 22,282-square-foot (0.5-acre) lot in the RE15-1-H Zone. The proposed project would include a swimming pool; outdoor living areas (barbeque area and patio); a landscaped area; open space; a fence surrounding the property; and an entrance gate. The proposed project would require the removal of three coast live oak trees (Quercus agrifolia) and involve the replacement of nine native oak trees as part of the project’s landscaping.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning at 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Room 351, Van Nuys, CA 91401. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website http://planning.lacity.org (click on the “Environmental” tab on the left-hand side, then “Draft EIR”). The Draft EIR can also be purchased on cd-rom for $7.50 per copy. Contact Milena Zasadzien at (818) 374-5054 to purchase copies. The Draft EIR is also available in digital format at the following libraries:

1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Studio City Branch Library, 12511 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA 91604
3. Sherman Oaks Martin Pollard Branch Library, 14245 Moorpark Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the Env Case No. above and submit them in writing by Tuesday, August 29, 2016, no later than 4:00 P.M.

Please direct your comments to:

Milena Zasadzien
Major Projects Section
Department of City Planning
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 351
Van Nuys, CA 91401
E-mail: milena.zasadzien@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: July 14, 2016 to August 29, 2016



Sunset-Silver Lake Project
ENV-2011-3299-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2012031080
Council District: 13, Mitch O'Farrell Community Plan Areas: Silver Lake-Echo Park-Elysian Valley (Sites 1 & 3); Hollywood (Site 2)
Project Location: 4000 Sunset Boulevard, 4002-4038 Santa Monica Boulevard, 1069-1075 Sanborn Avenue, and 1068 Manzanita Street (Site 1); 4100 Sunset Boulevard and 1071, 1077, 1083, 1085, 1087, 1089 Manzanita Street (Site 2); and 4301, 4303, 4311 Sunset Boulevard and 4300, 4306, 4308, 4312, 4314 Effie Street (Site 3)


Project Description: The applicant proposes the development of three separate sites within a three-block radius along Sunset Boulevard. Each site will be a separate development in terms of design and construction, and each will require separate approvals from the City. While three separate developments are proposed, all three are analyzed in one EIR because of a common applicant and proximity of the sites to one another.

Site 1

Site 1 would be developed with approximately 79,064 square feet of floor area (FAR of 2.62:1) as a five-story building with a maximum height of 68-feet as measured from grade, containing 84 residential units, 4,678 square feet of creative office space, 3,699 square feet of restaurant uses, 2,001 square feet of retail uses, an 800-square-foot community room/cultural activity space, and 8,650 square feet of total open space. Residential development in the C2 zone allows for a density of one dwelling unit per 400 square feet of site area, which would permit a maximum of 73 base density dwelling units. An additional two units would be permitted with the 1,901-square-foot R3-1VL lot (at 1 unit per 800 square feet of lot area) for a total of 75 base density units. Site 1 would set aside 11 percent of the 75 base density units (or 9 units) for very low-income households, entitling the Project to incentives and waivers of development standards as well as a 35 percent density bonus under SB 1818 and the City’s Implementing Ordinance (or 102 maximum units). To reduce the building massing and potential for parking impacts at this location, the Applicant only requests a partial 12% density bonus for 84 total units at Site 1. The Project on Site 1 seeks three development incentives and waivers of development standards to allow an FAR up to 2.62:1, to permit 5 stories (in lieu of the C2-1VL 3-story limitation), and a maximum building height of 68-feet (as measured from grade in lieu of 57-feet) and building envelope height of 63 feet (above the 56-feet, or an 11-foot height increase). Parking would include 123 on-site spaces in satisfaction of City Code requirements (with six required creative office parking spaces to be provided at Site 2).

Site 2

Site 2 would be developed with an approximately 80,670 square foot building measuring 89’ feet in height. The project would contain 91 residential units, approximately 10,000 square feet of restaurant uses, and 7,460 square feet of open space. The commercial spaces would be primarily located along Manzanita Street and at the corner with Sunset Boulevard. The Project on Site 2 would set-aside 11 percent of the base density units (i.e., 8 units) for very low-income households, and is therefore eligible for a 35 percent market rate density bonus (totaling 91 units). The Project on Site 2 also requests three development incentives/waivers of development standards to permit an FAR of 3.0:1, up to a 20 percent reduction in required open space, and to calculate FAR based on lot area. Site 2 would provide 112 parking spaces, including 6 required spaces for the Site 1 creative office use. An additional 44 public parking spaces above City Code requirements would be provided as a public benefit.

Site 3

Site 3 would be developed with approximately 102,100 square feet of floor area as a four-story building (above a basement level) with a maximum height of 68-feet as measured from grade (56-foot maximum building envelope height). Site 3 would contain 122 residential units, 4,500 square feet of retail fitness center uses, 999 square feet of restaurant uses, an 850-square-foot community room, and approximately 12,450 square feet of open space. The Project would set-aside 11% of the 90 base density units (i.e., 10 units) for very low-income households, entitling the Site 3 Project to a 35 percent density bonus or 122 units. The Project on Site 3 seeks six development incentives/waivers of development standards, which would allow for an additional story and 11 feet of building height (total maximum allowable height would be 68 feet), an FAR of 3.0:1 on the portion of the Site zoned [Q]C2-1VL, 0-foot setback reductions along both Effie Street and Bates Avenue, vehicular access from a less restrictive (C2) to a more restrictive zone (R4) and calculation of density based on gross (as opposed to net) lot area, prior to any required dedications. While the incentive/waiver of development standard allows for an FAR of 3.0:1, the Project on Site 3 proposes an FAR of 2.96:1. Parking for Site 3 would include 159 spaces.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” then “Draft EIR”); and copies are also available for viewing at the following Library Branches:

1.  Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2.  Silver Lake Branch Library, 2411 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039
3.  Frances Goldwyn – Hollywood Regional Library, 1623 N. Ivar Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028
4.  Cahuenga Branch Library, 4591 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90029
5.  Atwater Village Branch Library, 3379 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039
6.  Arroyo Seco Regional Library, 6145 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Karen Hoo at (213) 978-1331 to purchase copies. If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above, and submit them in writing no later than 4:00 P.M. on Monday, August 15, 2016.

Please direct your comments to:

Karen Hoo
Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: planning.envreview@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: June 30, 2016 to August 15, 2016



7500 Sunset Project
ENV-2014-1707-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2014111007
Council District: 4 - David Ryu Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 7500–7580 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046


Project Description: Faring Capital, the Applicant, proposes to develop a new mixed-use project with 236 residential dwelling units above 30,000 square feet of ground-floor neighborhood-serving retail and restaurant uses (the Project) in the Hollywood Community of the City of Los Angeles. Of the 236 residential units proposed, 20 residential units would be set aside as affordable housing for Very Low Income residents. The Project would include approximately 307 parking spaces for the residential uses and approximately 145 parking spaces for the commercial uses for a total of 452 automobile parking spaces. The Project would also provide approximately 389 short- and long-term bicycle parking spaces for residents and visitors, which exceeds the requirements of the LAMC. These new uses, which would comprise approximately 210,288 square feet of floor area, would be located on two adjacent sites (referred to as the West Site and the East Site) that together comprise approximately 1.64 gross acres. To provide for the new uses, approximately 39,939 square feet of existing low-rise commercial uses and surface parking would be removed.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning at 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website [http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” and then “Draft EIR”)]. The Draft EIR can be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Sergio Ibarra at (213) 978-1333 to purchase a copy. The Draft EIR is also available on CD-ROM at the following libraries:

1. Central Library - 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. F.H. Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library - 1623 N. Ivar Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
3. John C. Fremont Branch Library - 6121 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038
4. Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library - 7140 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90046

If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing by 4:00 P.M. on August 1, 2016 August 16, 2016.

Please direct your comments to:

Mr. Sergio Ibarra
Department of City Planning City Hall, City of Los Angeles
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: sergio.ibarra@lacity.org

Updated Comment Review Period: June 16, 2016 to August 1, 2016  August 16, 2016.



McCadden Project
ENV-2015-1193-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2015101001
Council District: 4 - David Ryu Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 1119–1139 N. McCadden Place / 1118–1136 N. McCadden Place / 6719–6733 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028


Project Description: The Los Angeles LGBT Center (LGBT Center) and McCadden Plaza, LP (collectively, project applicant) propose the development of the McCadden Project, a mixed-use project that would provide services and affordable housing for at-risk seniors and young adults in the LGBT community. The Project would also serve as the new headquarters for the LGBT Center. In addition to multigenerational affordable housing, the Project includes program space for senior and youth services, including media classrooms, accessory recreational space, administrative offices, and retail space that would primarily serve project residents, employees, clients, and guests. The Village at Ed Gould Plaza (Village), which is operated by the LGBT Center and includes a one/two-story building with approximately 30,708 square feet of floor area, would also become part of the McCadden Project to allow integrated services and expanded programs to be provided to the LGBT community.

The Project includes three buildings. The first building is a six-story, 75-foot senior housing building with 100 affordable housing units for seniors. The second building is a five-story, 60-foot youth housing building with up to 35 affordable housing units for young people, ages 18-24. The third building is a one- to four-story LGBT facility with approximately 69,250 square feet of floor area, including a 7,085-square-foot senior center, a 15,465-square-foot youth center, approximately 17,040 square feet of administrative offices, approximately 5,215 square feet of accessory recreational space, a 4,520-square-foot kitchen/?service area, approximately 18,040 square feet of dwelling space with 55 transitional living and emergency guest rooms with a capacity for 100 beds (including 60 transitional living beds and 40 emergency overnight beds), and 1,885 square feet of retail, all of which would primarily serve project residents, employees, clients, and guests. The LGBT facility would range in height from approximately 20 feet to approximately 56 feet.

The Project also includes approximately 350 parking spaces that would be provided in a two-level subterranean parking garage. Overall, the Project includes the removal of approximately 28,600 square feet of existing improvements and the construction of approximately 185,560 square feet of new improvements, resulting in a net increase of 156,960 square feet of new floor area on the Project Site. With inclusion of the existing Village floor area (approximately 30,708 square feet), the Project Site would include approximately 216,268 square feet of floor area following completion of the Project and a corresponding FAR of approximately 1.86:1. The FAR for the new construction would be approximately 2.15:1.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning at 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website [http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” and then “Draft EIR”)]. The Draft EIR can be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Sergio Ibarra at (213) 978-1333 to purchase a copy. The Draft EIR is also available on CD-ROM at the following libraries:

1. Central Library - 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. F.H. Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library - 1623 N. Ivar Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
3. John C. Fremont Branch Library - 6121 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038
4. Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library - 7140 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90046

The review period for the Draft EIR begins on June 9, 2016, and ends on July 25, 2016. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing by 4:00 P.M. on July 25, 2016.

Please direct your comments to:

Mr. Sergio Ibarra
Department of City Planning City Hall, City of Los Angeles
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: sergio.ibarra@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: June 09, 2016 to July 25, 2016



Clarendon Street Apartments Project
ENV-2015-1853-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2015071037
Council District: 3 (Bob Blumenfield) Community Plan Area: Canoga Park - Winnetka - Woodland Hills - West Hills
Project Location: 22055-22147 Clarendon Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367


Project Description: The Proposed Project would involve demolition of an existing United States Post Office (USPS) Retail Store and Distribution Center and office building, and development of a multi-family housing project consisting of a five-story residential building with 335 residential units (including an affordable set-aside of 17 very low income units), club house, leasing office, 369 bicycle storage spaces, and a five-story, six-level parking garage with 560 parking spaces. An additional four spaces of on-grade vehicular parking would be provided as well. The total proposed floor area of the project would be 385,978 square feet on an approximately 4.22-acre (183,799-square-foot) project site, for a 2.1:1 floor area ratio. The proposed residential and parking structures would be located adjacent to U.S. Highway 101, on the site’s northern boundary. Primary vehicular access to the project site would be provided by an entrance located along Clarendon Street between Farralone Avenue and Glade Avenue, with secondary access provided along Clarendon Street, east of Glade Avenue.


Permits and Approvals: The Proposed Project would require approval of discretionary actions by the City of Los Angeles, which include the following: • Zone and Height District Change from R1-1VL, [Q]CR-1VLD, and P-1VLD to [T][Q]RAS4-1L (pursuant to Section 12.32 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code [LAMC]) to bring about consistency between the General Plan and Specific Plan Community Commercial designations for the site and its zoning designations; • Waiver of Development Standards (pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22. A.25 Affordable Housing Incentives – Density Bonus and utilizing Parking Option 1) to allow: o Building height of 56 feet in lieu of the 45 foot height limitation of the Ventura-Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan Section 7.E.1.e. and o Floor area ratio of 2.1:1 in lieu of 1.25:1 floor area limitation of the Ventura-Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan Section 6.B.a.; • Project Permit Compliance Review for the Ventura-Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan (pursuant to LAMC Section 11.5.7.F); • Site Plan Review for residential development projects greater than 50 units (pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05). • Grading Permit; • Approval of a haul route permit for the export of dirt; and • Other permits (as needed), ministerial or otherwise, may be necessary, as the City finds appropriate, in order to execute and implement the project.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis contained in this Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), the Project would not result in any significant and unavoidable environmental impacts. All potential impacts identified would be mitigated to less-than-significant levels.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours (between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Room 351, Van Nuys, CA 91401. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org by clicking on the “Environmental Review” tab, then “Draft EIR.” Digital versions are also available for viewing at the following Library Branches:

1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Woodland Hills Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
3. Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Adam Villani at (adam.villani@lacity.org) or (818-374-5067) to purchase copies.

Comment Review Period: The comment period for the Draft EIR ends on July 18, 2016. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit in writing no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016.

Please direct your comments to:

Adam Villani
Major Projects
6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, room 351
Van Nuys, CA 91401
E-mail: adam.villani@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: June 02, 2016 to July 18, 2016




Sunset & Everett Mixed-Use Development Project and Everett Small Lot Subdivision
ENV-2013-3320-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2015061025
Council District: 1, Gilbert Cedillo Community Plan Area: Silver Lake – Echo Park – Elysian Valley
Project Location: 1185, 1187, 1193, 1195, 1197, 1201, 1201 ½, 1205, 1205 ½, 1207, 1207 ½, 1211, 1215, 1221, 1225, 1229, 1233, 1239, 1243, 1245, 1247, 1247 ½ W. Sunset Boulevard, and 917, 959 N. Everett Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026


Project Description: Aragon (Sunset/Everett) Properties Corporation proposes to construct 1) a mixed use residential/retail development (Sunset & Everett Mixed Use Development) consisting of Building A located primarily along Sunset Boulevard, and Building B located at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Everett Street and 2) a Small Lot Subdivision located along Everett Street. The Project Site contains a 3,000 square foot warehouse, a 2-unit apartment building, a 4,800 square foot commercial building and a 2 stall car wash with two bay car repair shop on Sunset Boulevard, two single-family homes accessed from a driveway on Everett Street and a single family home on Everett Street. All existing uses would be removed. Building A will total approximately 148,345 square feet, provide 161 residential units and include 3,078 square feet of retail space on the ground floor that will be divided into four tenant spaces. Building B will total approximately 49,513 square feet, provide 43 residential units and include 8,256 square feet of retail space that will be divided into six tenant spaces on the ground floor level. Together, Buildings A & B will contain a total of 204 residential units, 11,334 square feet of retail, a total of 294 parking spaces, and 232 bicycle parking spaces. The subdivision, fronting Everett Street, will construct six single-family residences, with a combined square footage of 10,887 square feet, pursuant to the small lot subdivision ordinance and will provide a total of 12 parking spaces.


Permits and Approvals: The Sunset & Everett Mixed Use Development would require: 1. Pursuant to LAMC 17.15, a Vesting Tentative Tract Map comprised of a one-lot subdivision for a maximum of 204 residential condominium units and ten commercial condominiums. Although the project is proposed as an apartment project, the applicant desires a Vesting Tract Map for future flexibility to offer the residential units and commercial condominiums for sale; 2. Pursuant to LAMC 16.05.C.1(b), Site Plan Review for the development of 204 residential units; 3. Pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22.A.25(c)(1), a 25 percent Density Bonus with 7 percent (15 units) of the total units reserved for Very Low Income Household units to permit the construction of a mixed use development with 204 residential units, 11,334 square feet of ground floor commercial, utilizing Parking Option 1 and requesting one On-Menu Incentive and three Off-Menu Incentives (Waivers) that include: (a) Pursuant to LAMC 12.22.A.25.F(4), an On-Menu Incentive for a 25 percent FAR increase to permit 197,858 square feet of floor area (1.88 FAR) in lieu of 158,286 square feet of floor area (1.5 FAR) allowed in the C2-1VL zone; (b) Pursuant to LAMC 12.22.A.25.G(3), Off-Menu Incentives for: (1) a 15 foot height increase for a maximum height of 72 feet as measured from Grade (57 feet Base Height plus 15 feet) and 66 feet as measured from Plumb Height (45 feet and 21 feet) for Building A; (2) a 4 foot height increase for a maximum height of 61 feet as measured from Grade (57 feet Base Height plus 4 feet) and 59 as measured from Plumb Height (45 feet and 14 feet) for Building B; and (3) to permit a six-story mixed-use building in lieu of three stories for Building A and a five-story mixed-use building in lieu of three stories for Building B; 4. Haul route approval for the export of approximately 34,500 cubic yards of dirt. The Everett Small Lot Subdivision would require: 1. Pursuant to LAMC 17.15 a Vesting Tentative Tract Map for the development of a small lot subdivision comprised of six lots and six single-family residences. Any additional actions, as may be deemed necessary including but not limited to, grading, excavation, haul route, and building permits.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis included in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), the Project would result in significant unavoidable environmental impacts with respect to traffic (future with project with Dodger game conditions). All other potential impacts identified would either be less than significant or can be reduced to less-than-significant levels with incorporation of mitigation measures and compliance with regulatory measures. Other issues addressed in the Draft EIR include: aesthetics, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, land use and planning, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, traffic, and utilities and service systems. With implementation of mitigation measures, no significant and unavoidable impacts associated with these environmental topics are expected.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours (between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org by clicking on the “Environmental Review” tab, then “Draft EIR.” The Draft EIR can be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Alejandro Huerta of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 978-1454 to purchase a copy. Digital versions are also available at the following libraries:

1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Arroyo Seco Regional Library, 6145 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
3. Echo Park Branch, 1410 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
4. Edendale Branch, 2011 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Alejandro Huerta at (213) 978-1454 to purchase copies.

Comment Review Period: The review period for the Draft EIR begins on May 26, 2016 and ends on July 11, 2016. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit in writing by July 11, 2016, no later than 4:00 PM.

Please direct your comments to:

Alejandro A. Huerta
Department of City Planning
Environmental Analysis Section
200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: alejandro.huerta@lacity.org



333 La Cienega Boulevard Project
ENV-2015-897-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2016011061
Council District: 5 — Paul Koretz Community Plan Area: Wilshire Community Plan Area
Project Location: 333 S. La Cienega Boulevard; Los Angeles, California 90048


Project Description: CRM Properties, the Applicant, proposes to develop a 1.15-acre site with a mixed-use, up to 20-story building (proposed project) with a total floor area of 294,294 square feet (sf) consisting of 145 residential units and 31,055 sf of commercial uses: a 27,685 sf grocery market and 3,370 sf of restaurant space. The proposed structure would be approximately 240 feet in height and provide a 6:1 floor area ratio (FAR). The project would include a ground level with 3,923 sf of residential lobby space and 22,436 sf commercial (retail and restaurant) space; a mezzanine level with 8,619 sf of commercial (retail and restaurant) uses and 3,516 sf of residential lobby space; 145 residential units (Levels 5 through 19); and one level with amenities such as a pool, gym, spa, and lounge (Level 20). There would be approximately 26,862 sf of usable common and private open space. The proposed project would provide 362 parking spaces, including 119 parking spaces for commercial uses in a two level subterranean parking garage, 218 parking spaces for residential uses, in an aboveground enclosed garage on Levels 2 through 4, and 25 spaces reserved for use by the mixed-use development at 8500 Burton Way as required by Condition No. 11 in Ordinance 180766.


Permits and Approvals: The proposed project would require a Vesting Zone and Height District Change from C2-1VL-O (Commercial, Height District 1VL, Oil Drilling District) to C2-2-O, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.32, to change the Height District from 1VL to Height District 2 to allow for the construction of a 240-foot building, and a General Plan Amendment (GPA), pursuant to LAMC Section 11.5.6.A, to change the land use designation from Neighborhood Office Commercial to Regional Center Commercial which would allow for the proposed height, density, and floor area ratio of the new structure. The proposed project would also require a Site Plan Review, pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05.C.1.b, for construction of a mixed-use development with a maximum of 145 residential units; a Variance, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.27, to allow alternative locations for long-term bicycle parking within the building; a Vesting Tract Map, pursuant to LAMC Section 17.15, for the merger and resubdivision of the project site to create five lots; and a Master Conditional Use Permit to allow onsite and offsite sale of alcoholic beverages in conjunction with a proposed grocery store and full service restaurant.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Significant and unavoidable Project impacts have been identified with regard to construction noise. Other issues addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) include: aesthetics, land use, noise, and transportation and traffic. With implementation of mitigation measures, no significant and unavoidable project or cumulative impacts associated with these environmental topics are expected.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning at 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website [http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” and then “Draft EIR”)]. The Draft EIR can be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Alejandro Huerta of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 978-1454 to purchase a copy. The Draft EIR is also available on CD-ROM at the following libraries:

1. Central Library — 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Frances H.G. Hollywood Regional Library — 1623 North Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025
3. Fairfax Branch Library — 161 South Gardner Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Comment Review Period: The review period for the Draft EIR begins on May 19, 2016, and ends on July 5, 2016. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing by 4:00 P.M. on July 5, 2016.

Please direct your comments to:

Alejandro A. Huerta
Major Projects & Environmental Analysis
Department of City Planning City Hall
City of Los Angeles
200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: alejandro.huerta@lacity.org



Landmark Apartments Project
ENV-2013-3747-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2014031014
Council District: 11, Mike Bonin Community Plan Area: West Los Angeles
Project Location: 11750–11770 Wilshire Boulevard; 1211–1235 Stoner Avenue; 1222 Granville Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90025


Project Description: Douglas Emmett Management, LLC, proposes to construct a 34 story residential building containing up to 376 multi-family dwelling, including market-rate and affordable housing units, and an approximate 18,000-square-foot, privately maintained, publicly accessible open space area on a 2.8 acre site in the West Los Angeles Community Plan Area of the City of Los Angeles. The Project Site is currently occupied by a 42,900-square-foot, single-story supermarket building, which would be demolished under the Project; a 364,791-square-foot, 17 story office building, which would remain; and a four-level subterranean parking structure spanning the Project Site. The existing parking structure contains 1,321 parking spaces. To support the foundation of the new residential building, the Project proposes the partial demolition and reconstruction of a portion of the four-level subterranean parking structure. Specifically, 365 existing parking spaces would be removed and 166 new spaces would be constructed, resulting in a total of 1,122 parking spaces on-site. In total, the Project would remove approximately 42,900 square feet of existing floor area and construct approximately 360,291 square feet of new floor area, resulting in an increase of 317,391 square feet of net new floor area.


Permits and Approvals: The Project would require various approvals and may include, but would not be limited to, the following: Vesting Zone Change from [Q]C2-2-CDO to (T)(Q)C 2 CDO pursuant to LAMC Section 12.32; Design Overlay Plan Approval under the West Wilshire Boulevard Community Design Overlay pursuant to LAMC Section 13.08; Zoning Administrator’s Determination for Reduced Off Street Parking Spaces to permit a 10 percent reduction in the required parking for an existing commercial building located not more than 1,500 feet from a bus station or similar transit facility; Zoning Administrator’s Adjustment to allow a reduced side yard setback for the podium level of the residential building along Granville Avenue of 15 feet in lieu of the required 16 feet; Site Plan Review pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05; a Vesting Tract Map to create five land and/or airspace lots on the Project Site pursuant to LAMC Section 17.15; a possible Development Agreement; and other discretionary and ministerial permits and approvals that may be deemed necessary, including but not limited to temporary street closure permits, grading permits, excavation permits, foundation permits, and building permits.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Significant and unavoidable Project impacts have been identified with regard to shading during operation, and construction noise and construction vibration. Other issues addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) include: aesthetics (visual quality, views, and light/glare); air quality; greenhouse gas emissions; geology and soils; hazards and hazardous materials; hydrology and water quality; land use; noise; public services (police protection, fire protection, schools, parks and recreation, and libraries); traffic, access, and parking; and utilities and service systems (water supply, wastewater, and solid waste). With implementation of mitigation measures, no significant and unavoidable Project or cumulative impacts associated with these environmental topics are expected.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning at 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website [http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” and then “Draft EIR”)]. The Draft EIR can be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Alejandro Huerta of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 978-1454 to purchase a copy. The Draft EIR is also available on CD-ROM at the following libraries:

1. Central Library—630 West Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA 90071 2
2. West Los Angeles Regional Library—11360 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
3. Donald Bruce Kaufman–Brentwood Branch Library —11820 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
4. Westwood Branch Library—1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

The review period for the Draft EIR begins on April 28, 2016, and ends on June 13, 2016. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing by 4:00 P.M. on June 13, 2016.

Please direct your comments to:

Alejandro A. Huerta
Major Projects & Environmental Analysis
Department of City Planning City Hall
City of Los Angeles
200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: alejandro.huerta@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: April 28, 2016 to June 13, 2016




Academy Square Project
ENV-2014-2735-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2014111013
Council District: 13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 1335-1357 N. Vine Street; 1338-1352 N. Ivar Avenue; 6331-6355 Homewood Avenue; 6314-6372 De Longpre Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028


Project Description: The Project would involve the demolition of the existing buildings and construction of an approximately 498,599-square-foot mixed-use project containing offices, residences, and retail/ restaurant space with associated parking. The Project would include approximately 233,665 square feet of office, and 49,135 square feet of retail/restaurant land uses in three buildings up to five stories in height. The Project would also include an approximately 215,799-square-foot, 23-story residential tower containing up to 250 residential units. The residential portion of the Project would also include a gym, a pool, and public and private open space. The Project would include 1,349 subterranean automobile parking spaces and 398 bicycle parking spaces.


Permits and Approvals: The Project Applicant is requesting permits and approvals for the Project that would include, but may not be limited to, the following: (1) Certification of the EIR; (2) Site Plan Review; 3) Vesting Tentative Tract Map; (4) Master Conditional Use Permit for the Sale of Alcohol Beverages for on-site consumption within various restaurants and/or cafes and off-site consumption; (5) Vesting Conditional Use Permit to permit floor area averaging in a unified development; (6) Vesting Conditional Use Permit to permit a hotel within 500 feet of any R zone; (7) haul route permit; (8) demolition, grading, excavation, and building permits; (9) tree removal permit; and (10) other permits, ministerial or discretionary, that may be necessary to execute and implement the Project.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis contained in this Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR), implementation of the Project would result in significant unavoidable environmental impacts related to: air quality (construction daily emissions for VOC and NOx,); cultural resources (historical resources); noise (construction noise and construction vibration); and transportation (impacts to eight intersections).Other issues addressed in the Draft EIR include air quality, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards/hazardous materials, land use and planning, noise, population and housing, public services, and transportation/traffic, and utilities and energy. With implementation of mitigation measures, no other significant and unavoidable impacts are expected to occur as a result of construction or operation of the Project.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours office hours (between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org by clicking on the “Environmental” tab, then “Draft EIR.” Print and digital versions are also available at the following Library Branches:

1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Frances Howard Goldwyn – Hollywood Regional Library, 1623 N. Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
3. Will & Ariel Durant Library, 7140 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
4. John C. Fremont Library, 6121 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Sarah Molina Pearson at (213) 473-9983 to purchase one. The review period for the Draft EIR begins on March 31, 2016 and ends on May 16, 2016. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the case number above and submit in writing by May 16, 2016 no later than 4:00 P.M.

Please direct your comments to:

Mail: Sarah Molina Pearson
Environmental Analysis Section
Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax:(213) 978-1343
E-mail: sarah.molina-pearson@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: March 31, 2016 to May 16, 2016




22241 Mulholland Drive Subdivision Project
ENV-2005-2301-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2005111054
Council District: 3 Community Plan Area: Canoga Park-Winnetka-Woodland Hills-West Hills
Project Location: 22255 and 22241 W. Mulholland Drive


Project Description: The Proposed Project is the subdivision of a 6.2-acre property (two parcels) into 19 lots and the subsequent development of 19 detached, single-family residences, Vesting Tentative Tract No. 67505. Each residence would have three or four bedrooms and would have a maximum height of three stories or 36 feet, as established by the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan Inner Corridor regulations. Each unit would include a two-car garage. There would also be 38 covered parking spaces for residents. A new public street would provide vehicular access from San Feliciano Drive to 11 of the homes.

Four additional homes would have direct driveway access from San Feliciano Drive, while the four remaining homes would take access from a private driveway off of Mulholland Drive. Within the site, Project building footprints would account for approximately 0.86 acre (or 13.8 percent of the total Project Site), hardscape and impervious surfaces would cover 0.96 acre (15.5 percent of the site), landscaped areas would comprise 1.35 acres (21.7 percent of the site), and 3.03 acres (48.9 percent of the site) would remain as undisturbed naturally vegetated open space.

One abandoned single-family residence and associated structures existing on-site would be demolished. An estimated 3,040 cubic yards of soil would be excavated and remain on the Project Site, with approximately 4,200 cubic yards of additional fill material imported to the Project Site in order to balance cut and fill during grading operations. Haul route approval would be required. Of the existing 199 trees (including 166 protected trees) located on-site, 28 (including 15 protected trees) would be removed in order to develop the Proposed Project.


Anticipated Discretionary Actions: The Project Applicant is requesting approvals from the City of Los Angeles. This EIR addresses the environmental impacts of the Proposed Project that could occur upon approval of the following actions by the City of Los Angeles: 1) approval of Vesting Tentative Tract Map (VTTM) No. 67505 to authorize a 19-unit detached single-family residential development on 19 parcels; 2) Protected Tree Removal/Relocation Approval to remove a total of 15 protected trees; 3) Advisory Agency Approval of a new 36-foot wide private street and cul-de-sac for access to 11 lots and the designation of San Feliciano Drive as the front yard for Lots 11-14 and the private street as the front yard for Lots 5-10 and 15-19; 4) Zoning Administrator determination to allow retaining walls in the front yard to exceed 3.5 feet in height, and to allow more than 1 retaining wall per lot; 5) Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan (MSPSP) project permit compliance and design review; 6) Haul Route Approval; and 7) any other necessary discretionary or ministerial permits or approvals as may be required for the construction of the Proposed Project.

Anticipated Significant Effects: Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would not result in any significant impacts following the application and implementation of mitigation measures and regulatory compliance measures.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours 8 am to 4 pm at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, at 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 351, Van Nuys, or 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org (click on the “Environmental” tab on the left-hand side, then “Draft EIR”); and digital copies are also available at the following Library Branches:

1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Woodland Hills Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
3. Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the Env Case No. above and submit them in writing by Monday, May 02, 2016, no later than 4:00 P.M.

Please direct your comments to:

Mail: Milena Zasadzien
Major Projects Section
Department of City Planning
6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Room 351
Van Nuys, CA 91401
E-mail: milena.zasadzien@lacity.org

Comment Review Period: March 17, 2016 to May 02, 2016




Andora Subdivision Project
ENV-2014-3995-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2015021057
Council District: 12 Community Plan Area: Chatsworth - Porter Ranch
Project Location: 9503 Andora Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311


Project Description: The Project Applicant is seeking approval of Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 73427 to permit the merger and re-subdivision of the land and the creation of 44 ground lots, for a proposed development of a 42-unit single-family subdivision with 2 open space lots on an approximately 91-acre undeveloped site located on the westerly terminus of Andora Avenue in the Chatsworth – Porter Ranch Community Plan Area. Approximately 53.3 acres (or roughly 59 percent of the total Project Site) are proposed to be donated to a non-profit conservation entity to remain in perpetuity as an open space conservation easement.

In addition to the two open space lots, approximately 18 acres of private property within the individual residential lots would be delineated as a deed-restricted area for the purpose of ensuring this area remains as unimproved open space. The Project would involve the construction of an equestrian-oriented residential community along two new residential streets extending from the current terminus of Andora Avenue. The 42 residential estate-style homes would range in size from approximately 3,500 square feet to 5,500 square feet.

The homes are proposed to be 2 stories and would range in height from 27 to 36 feet above grade. The Project's main access would be an improved 60-foot-wide public right-of-way extending from Andora Avenue and the second proposed residential street would extend from the proposed extension of Andora Avenue and would include an improved 54-foot-wide public right-of-way. The Project also includes the extension of existing water main from the current terminus of Andora Avenue under the guidance of the LADWP.


Permits and Approvals: The Project Applicant is requesting ministerial and discretionary approvals as part of the Project that include, but would not be limited to, the following: (1) certification of an EIR; (2) approval of VTTM No. 73427; (3) zone change from A1-1 to RE40-1-H-K and RE20-1-H-K and establishment of the Equinekeeping District; (4) modification to the “Local Street Standard” for protection of several oak trees at Project entry; (5) approval of a Grading Permit; (6) Oak Tree Removal Permit; and (7) approval of a Haul Route. Other permits, ministerial or discretionary, may be necessary in order to execute and implement the project. Such approvals may include, but are not limited to: landscaping approvals, exterior approvals, permits for driveway curb cuts, storm water discharge permits, and installation and hookup approvals for public utilities and related permits.

Anticipated Significant Environmental effects: Based on the analysis contained in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR), implementation of the Project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts with respect to construction noise and vibration. Mitigation has been proposed to lessen these impacts. Even with mitigation, short-term noise and vibration impacts during construction would remain significant.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning at 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Room 351, Van Nuys, CA 91401. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website http://planning.lacity.org (click on the “Environmental” tab on the left-hand side, then “Draft EIR”). The Draft EIR can also be purchased on cd-rom for $7.50 per copy. Contact Milena Zasadzien at (818) 374-5054 to purchase copies. The Draft EIR is also available in digital format at the following Library Branches:

1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. West Valley Regional Library, 19036 Vanowen Street, Reseda, CA 91335
3. Chatsworth Branch Library, 21052 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311

If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the Env Case No. above and submit them in writing by Monday, April 4, 2016 (extended to) April 18, 2016, no later than 4:00 P.M.


Please direct your comments to:

Mail: Milena Zasadzien
Major Projects Section
Department of City Planning
6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Room 351
Van Nuys, CA 91401
E-mail: milena.zasadzien@lacity.org

Circulation Period: February 18, 2016 to April 04, 2016 (extended to) April 18, 2016



Harvard-Westlake Parking Improvement Plan
Harvard-Westlake Parking Improvement Plan Recirculated Draft EIR (New Comment Period: February 4th - March 21st, 2016)         
ENV-2013-015-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2013041033
Council District: 2 Community Plan Area: Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass
Project Location: 3701 N. Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 91604


Project Description: Harvard-Westlake School (the “Project Applicant”) is proposing the construction of a new 3-story, 750-space Parking Structure including an athletic field with lights on top in the RE40 and RE15 Zones. A pedestrian bridge is also proposed to cross over Coldwater Canyon Avenue from the Development Site to the Harvard-Westlake Campus. As part of the Project roadway improvements would be made that would improve the flow of traffic in the Project area as well as pedestrian and vehicle safety.

The parking structure would contain 750 parking spaces, located within a 45-foot tall building with three levels of parking, and a rooftop athletic field. The parking structure would include an approximately 2,582 square foot facilities building at the north end of the athletic field as well as a 32-foot tall protective fence and netting around and above the field, for an overall height of approximately 77 feet. In addition, 10 light poles would extend to a height of approximately seven feet above the top of the fence. Two retaining walls are also proposed on the Development Site.

The Project proposes traffic and circulation improvements to Coldwater Canyon Avenue in the vicinity of the Project Site. The proposed improvements include the addition of one southbound through lane along the Development Site’s frontage, resulting in one northbound through lane and two southbound through lanes on Coldwater Canyon Avenue.

The Project includes a pedestrian bridge crossing Coldwater Canyon Avenue, connecting the parking structure to the main portion of the Harvard-Westlake campus. The proposed pedestrian bridge would allow for safe crossing between the parking structure and the Harvard-Westlake campus without stopping vehicles traveling north and south along Coldwater Canyon Avenue; no pedestrian access to the Development Site would be provided from the street. The pedestrian bridge would reach a height of approximately 41 feet. The height of the top of the elevator on either end of the bridge would be approximately 65 feet on the west side and 46 feet on the east side. The bridge would be 163 feet long and 13 feet wide and would provide a minimum clearance of approximately 25 feet 7 inches above Coldwater Canyon Avenue. Pedestrians would be able to access the Harvard-Westlake Campus from the parking structure, and vice versa, only via the proposed pedestrian bridge crossing Coldwater Canyon Avenue.

As part of the Project, the existing Harvard-Westlake main entrance driveway would be relocated approximately 37 feet to the south along Coldwater Canyon Avenue in order to align with the proposed northerly driveway of the parking structure, resulting in the loss of 140 parking spaces from surface parking lots near the Main Entrance and along the Main Entrance Driveway. A school bus pick-up/drop-off zone would be relocated from Coldwater Canyon Avenue to the southern parking lot of the Harvard-Westlake campus. Through the reconfiguration of the existing main entrance driveway and the relocation of the school bus pick-up/drop-off zone onto the campus, a total of 335 surface parking spaces would remain on the main portion of the Harvard-Westlake campus and a total of 1,085 parking spaces (with an additional 103 spaces available for special events) would be provided for the Harvard-Westlake Campus in total. The applicant is requesting Waiver of the Tentative Map Requirement under LAMC Section 91.7006.8.2, pursuant to the Department of City Planning’s “Filing Procedures for Review of Grading Plans in Hillside Areas Having an Area In Excess of 60,000 square feet”, and a Vesting Conditional Use Permit pursuant to LAMC Section 12.24.T, to permit the construction of the parking structure and rooftop athletic field.


Review Locations: The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.

1. Los Angeles Department of City Planning - 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 351, Van Nuys, CA 91401
2. Central Library - 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
3. Sherman Oaks Branch Library, 14245 Moorpark Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
4. Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, 18231 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356

COMMENT DUE DATE: If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above, and submit them in writing by Monday, November 25, 2013 no later than 4:00 PM.NOTICE: Comment period extended to December 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm.

Please direct your comments to:
Diana Kitching
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: Diana.kitching@lacity.org

The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact Diana Kitching at (213)978-1342.

Circulation Period: October 10, 2013 – November 25, 2013 NOTICE: Comment period extended to December 16, 2013 at 4:00 pm




Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Master Plan Project
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Master Plan Project Recirculated DEIR -New Comment Period February 28 - March 14 2016         
ENV-2012-1962-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2008101017
Council District: 8 and 10 West Adams–Baldwin Hills–Leimert
Site Location: Bordered by 39th Street on the north, Crenshaw Boulevard on the east, Stocker Street on the south, and Santa Rosalia Drive and Marlton Avenue on the west

Project Description: The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Master Plan Project (“Proposed Project”) seeks to redevelop the existing Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, which would result in a mixed-use retail, commercial, office, hotel, and residential project totaling approximately 3,072,956 square feet of net floor area as defined by the City of Los Angeles Planning and Zoning Code. Approximately 90,898 square feet of the existing free-standing structures would be demolished, and all of the enclosed mall structure and cinema would be retained. As compared to the current conditions, the Proposed Project would result in a net increase of approximately 2,056,215 square feet of floor area across the entire Project Site. Furthermore, the Proposed Project would result in a net increase of approximately 331,838 square feet of retail/restaurant uses, 143,377 square feet of office uses, 346,500 square feet of hotel uses providing up to 400 hotel rooms, and 1,234,500 square feet of residential uses in 961 residential units consisting of 551 condominiums and 410 apartments. Parking would be available in surface parking lots, as well as in above-grade and subterranean parking structures.

PERMITS AND APPROVALS: The Proposed Project would require various approvals that may include, but would not be limited to, the following: (1) certification of an EIR; (2) approval of a General Plan Amendment to amend the West Adams-Baldwin Hills –Leimert Community Plan to allow Height District 2 in the Regional Commercial land use designation, including the Project Site; (3) zone change to amend the “D” limitation and “Q” condition; (4) tentative map; (5) Conditional Use Permits (CUP) for developing a hotel within 500 feet of a residential zone, floor area averaging, and alcoholic beverage service (Master CUP); (6) approval of shared parking; (7) approval of a parking reduction for transit-proximate uses; (8) Development Agreement; (9) approval of a Site Plan Review; (10) haul route approval; and (11) any additional actions as may be deemed necessary or desirable.

DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: If you wish to review a copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during by appointment during our office hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, at 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s Website [http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental” and then “Draft EIR”)], and digital versions are also available at the following Library Branches:

1. Baldwin Hills Branch Library, 2906 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90016
2. Jefferson - Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library,2211 W. Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018
3. Angeles Mesa, 2700 W. 52nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90043
4. Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Diana Kitching of the City of Los Angeles at Diana.Kitching.lacity.org to purchase copies.

If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above, and submit them in writing by Monday, February 17, 2015, no later than 4:00 P.M.


Please direct your comments to:
             Diana Kitching
             Los Angeles Department of City Planning
             200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
             Los Angeles, CA 90012
             
E-mail: Diana.Kitching.lacity.org
Circulation Period: December 18, 2014 to February 17, 2015



Coastal Transportation Corridor Specific Plan (CTCSP) and West Los Angeles Transportation Improvement and Mitigation Specific Plan (WLA TIMP) Specific Plans Amendment Project
Case No.: ENV-2014-1458-EIR, CPC-2014-1456-SP, CPC-2014-1457-SP
State Clearinghouse Number: 2014051070
Council District: 5, 11 Community Plan Area: Brentwood-Pacific Palisades, LAX, Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey, Venice, Westchester-Playa Del Rey, West Los Angeles, Westwood
Project Address: N/A

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: LADCP has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed amendments to the CTCSP and WLA TIMP (Proposed Project), pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The amendments include an update to the Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) fee program, including revisions to the fees, trip generation rates, exemptions, in lieu credits, and affordable housing credits; a new transit-oriented development (TOD) credit; and updates to the lists of transportation improvements and mitigation measures to be funded, in part, by the impact fees collected from new development. The updated transportation improvement lists include the following categories of transportation improvements: transit, bicycle, pedestrian, roadway, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and trip reduction programs. Other proposed changes include administrative amendments and minor revisions that are consistent with recent California State legislation, transportation policies in the City’s General Plan Elements, and City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s (LADOT) Traffic Study Policies and Procedures, and are in line with current best planning practices.

REQUIRED APPROVALS: Amendments to two specific plans

ANTICIPATED SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: Based on the analysis contained in the Draft EIR, the Proposed Project would result in unavoidable significant environmental impacts with regard to: Air Quality (localized effects from daily emissions during construction and cumulative effects from localized construction impacts), Noise (construction-related noise and vibration levels, operational noise levels from curb-running bus operations at some sensitive land uses), and Transportation (vehicular circulation, neighborhood intrusion, CMP and state freeway segments, construction impacts). Other issues addressed in the EIR include: Biological Resources; Greenhouse Gas Emissions; and Land Use and Planning. Impacts associated with these topics were determined to be less than significant, or less than significant with the implementation of mitigation measures.

DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENTS: A copy of the Draft EIR is being made available for public review for a 60-day period from January 7, 2016 to March 7, 2016. If you wish to review a copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning at: 200 North Spring Street, Room 667, Los Angeles. Copies of the Draft EIR are also available for general public review at the following City of Los Angeles Public Library branches:

       1. Los Angeles Central Library: 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
       2. West Los Angeles Regional Public Library: 11360 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025
       3. Mar Vista Branch Library: 12006 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066
       4. Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library: 2920 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064
       5. Westchester-Loyola Village Branch: 7114 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045

The Draft EIR can be reviewed at, or downloaded from, the Department of City Planning’s website: http://planning.lacity.org/ (click on “Environmental” and then “Draft Environmental Impact Reports”). The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Conni Pallini-Tipton, AICP, Senior City Planner, at (213) 978-1179 or conni.pallini-tipton@lacity.org for purchase.

If you wish to submit comments on the Draft EIR, please submit your written/typed comments (including a name, telephone number, and contact information) via mail, fax, or e-mail at the earliest possible date, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2016. Please reference the file number (ENV-2014-1458-EIR).Comments can also be submitted at the open house/public meetings, online at westside2@fehrandpeers.com, or to the following address:

City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
Ms. Conni Pallini-Tipton, AICP, Senior City Planner
200 North Spring Street, Room 667
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 978-1179 or (213) 978-1477 (Fax)

Two open house/public hearings will be held: (1) Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Venice High School, 13000 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066; and (2), Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Henry Medina West LA Parking Enforcement Facility, 11215 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064.


COMMENT REVIEW PERIOD: January 7, 2016 – March 7, 2016




Brentwood School
Notice of Extension of DEIR Comment Period
ENV-2014-572-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:2014061059
Council District: 11 Community Plan Area: Brentwood-Pacific Palisades
Project Location: 100 S. Barrington Place and 12001 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049


PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Brentwood School, the Project Applicant, is proposing the Brentwood School Education Master Plan. Brentwood School is an independent K–12 coed day school with 995 students and facilities on two campuses located approximately one-half mile apart in the Brentwood–Pacific Palisades Community of the City of Los Angeles. The East Campus, located at 100 S. Barrington Place, is approximately 7.5 acres in size and contains existing facilities currently used for grades 7-12. Portions of the East Campus occupy land owned by the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration. The West Campus, located at 12001 Sunset Boulevard, is approximately 3.5 acres in size, and contains existing facilities currently used for grades K-6. On the East Campus, the Project would include three new buildings, two replacement buildings, and renovation and expansion of two buildings. These improvements would allow the 6th grade to be relocated from the West Campus to the East Campus in support of the expanded middle school program. Two existing buildings would be removed to accommodate new or replacement facilities. In addition, existing buildings would be renovated from time to time as needed, without any increase in floor area. These improvements would result in the removal of approximately 43,660 square feet of existing building floor area and construction of approximately 287,960 square feet of new building floor area, resulting in a net addition of approximately 244,300 square feet. The resulting floor area ratio (FAR) on the East Campus would be approximately 1.2 to 1, which is below the 3.0 to 1 FAR permitted under the current zoning. In addition, vehicular circulation, parking, pedestrian circulation, and athletic and open space areas would be modified to accommodate the new buildings and improve access, circulation, parking, and athletic and open space areas. The Project would add 170 net new parking spaces (total of 305 spaces) on the East Campus within two ground floor garages located under new buildings. On the West Campus, the Project would include two new buildings and one replacement building. Seven existing buildings would be removed to accommodate new or replacement facilities. In addition, existing buildings would be renovated from time to time as needed, without any increase in floor area or height. The improvements would result in the removal of approximately 28,881 square feet of building floor area and construction of approximately 61,000 square feet of new building floor area, resulting in a net addition of approximately 32,119 square feet. The resulting FAR on the West Campus would be approximately 0.6 to 1, which is below the 3.0 to 1 FAR permitted under the current zoning. In addition, vehicular circulation, parking, pedestrian circulation, and athletic and open space areas would be modified to accommodate the new buildings and improve access, circulation, parking, and athletic and open space areas. The Project would add 24 net new parking spaces (total of 116 spaces) within two subterranean garages located below two of the Project’s new buildings. The Project would be implemented in four phases over approximately 30 years as new buildings and related improvements are completed at both Campuses. Total enrollment at the East Campus would increase from 695 to 960 students to accommodate the relocation of the 6th grade from the West Campus, as well as small increases in the other grade levels. This enrollment increase would be phased in over 4 years from 2017 to 2020 as new buildings for the middle school program are completed. Total enrollment at the West Campus would remain unchanged at 300 students.

PERMITS AND APPROVALS: The Project Applicant is requesting the following approvals from the City of Los Angeles as follows: 1) Certification of an Environmental Impact Report; 2) Vesting Conditional Use Permit pursuant to LAMC Section 12.24.T for Private Schools, including relief from height, yard, and area regulations otherwise applicable in the Residential Estate (RE-11 and RE-15) zones; 3) Conditional Use Permit pursuant to Section 12.24.W 51 for an employee child care facility (West Campus); 4) Zoning Administrator Adjustment pursuant to 12.28 for over-height fences and sports netting (East Campus); 6) Zoning Administrator Adjustment pursuant to 12.28 to permit approximately 5,000 cubic yards of grading and export (West Campus); 7) Site Plan Review pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05.C (East Campus); and 8) a haul route permit, and demolition, grading, excavation, building permits, and any additional actions as may be deemed necessary to implement the Project.

DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning at 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Room 351, Van Nuys, CA 91401. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website [http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental” and then “Draft EIR)]. The Draft EIR can be purchased on cd-rom for $7.50 per copy. Contact the Department of City Planning at (818) 374-5067 to purchase one. The Draft EIR is also available on cd-rom at the following libraries:

       1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
       2. Donald Bruce Kaufman-Brentwood Branch Library – 11820 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049
       3. West Los Angeles Regional Library – 11360 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025

If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing by Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Wednesday,  February  3, 2016, no later than 4:00 P.M.
     
Please direct your comments to:

Adam Villani
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Room 351
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Fax: (818) 374-5070
E-mail: adam.villani@lacity.org

Circulation Period: December 3, 2015 – January 19, 2016 February  3,  2016




NoHo West Project
ENV-2015-888-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2015041001
Council District: 2, Paul Krekorian Community Plan Area: North Hollywood – Valley Village
Project Location: 6150 North Laurel Canyon Boulevard and 12001 West Oxnard Street


PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Project includes redevelopment/reuse of the Project Site with a mix of commercial, retail and residential land uses. Approximately 16.44 acres (or 716,310 square feet) of the Project Site fronting Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Oxnard Street and near the 170 Freeway would be devoted to commercial use, with new interior access ways and private streets added for circulation. Approximately 8.26 acres (or 359,942 square feet) of the Project Site fronting Radford Avenue and Erwin Street would be developed with multi-family residential units. The Project includes the demolition of the existing 90,000-square-foot office building at the corner of Laurel Canyon and Erwin Street and the 10,000-square-foot Macy’s annex building, as well as the removal of an approximately 20,000-square-foot portion of the existing Macy’s building. The existing main Macy’s building would be expanded and re-used for approximately 500,000 square feet of office uses. The Project also involves the development of the remainder of the Project Site with approximately 300,000 square feet of commercial uses, as follows: approximately 142,513 square feet of retail land uses, 48,687 square feet of restaurant land uses, 40,000 square feet of health club/gym, and 68,800 square feet of cinema uses (with 1,750 seats). The Project also includes the development of two residential buildings fronting on Radford Avenue and Erwin Street containing a total of 742 residential units.

ANTICIPATED DISCRETIONARY ACTIONS: The Project Applicant is requesting the following approvals from the City of Los Angeles: This EIR addresses the environmental impacts of the proposed project that could occur upon approval of the following actions by the City of Los Angeles: 1) Zone Change from P-1L, QC4-1L, and C4-1L to (Q)C2-1; 2)Conditional Use Permit for Major Development Project Review; 3) Master CUB for alcohol service in Project restaurants and cinema; 4) Transitional Height determination to allow heights of 63.5 feet in lieu of 61 feet; 5) Conditional Use for Commercial Corner Review determination to allow a height over 45 feet and hours of operation before 7:00 AM and after 11:00 PM; 6) Conditional Use Permit to allow FAR averaging in a unified development project for the commercial portion of the Project; 7) Zoning Administrator’s Adjustment to allow a portion of one residential building to observe a 12.5-foot rear yard in lieu of an 18-foot rear yard; 8) Vesting Tentative Tract Map to subdivide the Project Site into five commercial and two residential lots; 9) Site Plan Review for a project over 50,000 square feet and 50 dwelling units; 10.) Adoption of a Sign District; 11) Zoning Administrator’s Determination for Shared Parking Approval to allow for shared off-street parking between commercial uses; and 12) Haul Route Approval.

ANTICIPATED SIGNIFICANT EFFECTS:The project would significantly impact two traffic intersections in the future plus project condition.

DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours 8 am to 4 pm at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, at 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard Suite 351, Van Nuys, or 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental Review” then “Draft EIR”); and hard copies are also available at the following Library Branches:

       1. Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
       2. Valley Plaza Branch Library, 12311 Vanowen Street, North Hollywood, CA 91605
       3. North Hollywood Regional Library, 5211 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Milena Zasadzien of the City of Los Angeles at (818) 374-5054 to purchase copies. If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above, and submit them in writing by January 17, 2016 (extended to) February 26, 2016 .
     
Please direct your comments to:

Milena Zasadzien
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 351
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Telephone: (818) 374-5054
E-mail: milena.zasadzien@lacity.org

COMMENT REVIEW PERIOD: December 3, 2015 to January 17, 2016 (extended to) February 26, 2016


Please direct your comments to:

Milena Zasadzien



1311 Cahuenga Mixed-Use Project
ENV-2014-4280-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:2015011013
Council District: 13 – Mitch O’Farrell Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 1311 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90037


PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Project would involve the demolition of the existing buildings and construction of a 7-story residential mixed-use building ranging from approximately 82 feet to 110 feet in height, based on relative elevation changes in the existing surrounding terrain, which generally slopes north to south. Existing buildings proposed for demolition include one single-family residence (single-story), a vacant 3-unit apartment building, two office buildings (one 1-story and one 2-story structure), an auto repair facility, and 3 surface parking lots. The Project would provide 369 residential units, including 12 live/work units and 30 micro units, approximately 2,570 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and two levels of subterranean parking. The Project would provide approximately 40,900 square feet of open space, which includes open space on the ground floor accessible to the public, an outdoor recreation and covered deck on the 2nd floor, a roof terrace on the 7th floor, and a gym and recreation room. Parking would be provided in a two-level subterranean garage, at ground level within the building, and in the mezzanine level above-ground. The Project would include approximately 567 parking spaces and 410 bicycle parking spaces. The Project Site consists of 2.15 acres located at 1311 North Cahuenga Boulevard, and is bound by North Cahuenga Boulevard on the north and east, Fountain Avenue to the south, and Cole Avenue to the west and north. Homewood Avenue currently extends through the Project Site between North Cahuenga Boulevard and Cole Avenue. The Project Site has a gradual incline from south to north, and consists of 14 existing parcels with a net area of approximately 93,789 square feet. The Project Site is located within the Hollywood Community of the City of Los Angeles.

PERMITS AND APPROVALS: The Project Applicant is requesting ministerial and discretionary approvals as part of the Project, including without limitation: (1) Site Plan Review; (2) Special Zoning Classification Change to modify the “D” Development limitation of 2.0:1 to allow a maximum FAR of 4.0:1; (3) vacation of a 20-foot wide strip of the airspace over the public sidewalks on North Cahuenga Boulevard, Fountain Avenue, and Cole Avenue to allow for balconies; (4) vacation of Homewood Avenue between Cole Avenue and North Cahuenga Boulevard; (5) ZAA for reduced side yard setbacks; (6) Possible waiver of dedication and improvement requirements; (7) Tree Removal Permit; (8) haul route permit; (9) demolition, grading, excavation, and building permits; and (10) other permits, ministerial or discretionary, may be necessary in order to execute and implement the project. Such approvals may include, but are not limited to: landscaping approvals, exterior approvals, permits for driveway curb cuts, storm water discharge permits, and installation and hookup approvals for public utilities and related permits

ANTICIPATED SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: Based on the analysis contained in the Draft EIR, implementation of the Proposed Project would result in significant unavoidable environmental impacts relative to Vibration (Construction), Cumulative Noise (Construction), and Cumulative Traffic (Operation). All other potential impacts identified would be mitigated to less than significant levels. Other issues addressed in detail in the Draft EIR that are not anticipated to result in significant unavoidable impacts include: Aesthetics/Visual Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Geology and Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazard and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, Land Use Planning, Population Housing and Employment, Public Services, and Utilities.

DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT:  If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours office hours (between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://cityplanning.lacity.org by clicking on the “Environmental” tab, then “Draft EIR.” Print and digital versions are also available at the following Library Branches:

       1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
       2. Frances Howard Goldwyn – Hollywood Regional Library, 1623 N. Ivar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 3
       3. Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Erin Strelich at (213) 978-1351 to purchase one. The review period for the Draft EIR begins on November 12, 2015 and ends on January 4, 2016. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the case number above and submit in writing by January 4, 2016 no later than 4:00 P.M.
     
Please direct your comments to:

Erin Strelich, Environmental Analysis Section
Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: (213) 978-1351
E-mail: erin.strelich@lacity.org

COMMENT REVIEW PERIOD: November 12, 2015 to January 4, 2016 (53 Days)




5750 Hollywood Boulevard Project
ENV-2014-4288-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:2015011042
Council District: 13 – Mitch O’Farrell Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location:5732–5766 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028


Project Description: The 5750 Hollywood Boulevard Project (the Project) proposes a mixed-use development on 1.10 acres at 5732-5766 Hollywood Boulevard (the Project Site), in the Vermont/Western Transit Oriented District Specific Plan Area of the Hollywood Community Plan Area. The Project Site is currently developed with a vacant two-story commercial building constructed between 1927 and 1937 at the eastern end of the Project Site and a one-story building constructed in 1924 as an automobile showroom at the western end, and surface parking. The Project would demolish the existing buildings and redevelop the Project Site with a seven-story, 86-foot building containing 161 residential dwellings including market-rate and affordable housing, 5 live/work units with ground-floor retail space on Hollywood Boulevard, studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings, lofts, and private open space and recreational amenities for the use of residents.

The Project may be marketed as rental apartments or for-sale condominiums. Structured parking for 271 vehicle parking spaces and 96 bicycle spaces would be provided in two subterranean levels and one at-grade level. The Project proposes approximately 168,956 square feet of floor area and a floor-to area ratio (FAR) of 3.64:1. For the provision of 14 units for Very Low Income households, a 35% density bonus is sought pursuant to LAMC 12.22.A.25(c), to permit development of 42 units in addition to the 119 base units, and two On-Menu Incentives: 1) a 35% floor area increase for a maximum FAR of 4.05:1 in lieu of the otherwise permitted maximum FAR of 3.0:1 (although the Project would only realize an FAR of 3.46:1); and 2) an 11-foot building height increase over the 75 feet otherwise permitted. The existing one-story building at 5766 Hollywood Boulevard was identified as a potential historic resource in the 1979 Historic Resources Survey conducted for the Hollywood Revitalization Plan. The 2010 Historic Resources Survey of the Hollywood Redevelopment Plan Update concluded that it was no longer eligible for listing on the National Register or California Register. Nonetheless, in recognition of the building’s contribution to the pattern of development in Hollywood and East Hollywood, the Project proposes to salvage selected architectural features from the existing building for installation in the Project building.


PERMITS AND APPROVALS: The Project Applicant is requesting permits and approvals for the Project that would include, but may not be limited to, the following: Certification of the EIR; Site Plan Review; Project Permit Compliance with the Vermont/Western Transit Oriented District Specific Plan; Density Bonus Compliance pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22.A.25; On-Menu Incentive for FAR Ratio Increase pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22.A.25; On-Menu Incentive for Height Increase pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22.A.25; Vesting Tentative Tract Map; Demolition permits; Grading, excavation, foundation, and associated building permits; and other entitlements and approvals as deemed necessary, as required by the City.

ANTICIPATED SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: Based on the analysis contained in this Draft EIR, implementation of the Proposed Project would result in significant unavoidable environmental impacts relative to Aesthetics (visual character, lighting, shade/shadow); Air Quality (construction and operations, freeway adjacent health risk); Noise (cumulative traffic noise); and Traffic/Transportation (intersection impact, driveway impact). All other potential impacts identified would be mitigated to less than significant levels. Other issues addressed in detail in the Draft EIR that are not anticipated to result in significant unavoidable impacts include: Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology and Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazard and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, and Land Use Planning, Population Housing and Employment, Public Services, and Utilities.


DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours office hours (between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://cityplanning.lacity.org by clicking on the “Environmental” tab, then “Draft EIR.” Print and digital versions are also available at the following Library Branches:


       1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
       2. Frances Howard Goldwyn – Hollywood Regional Library, 1623 North Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
       3. Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
       4. John C. Freemont Branch Library, 6121 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Sarah Molina Pearson at (213) 473-9983 to purchase one. The review period for the Draft EIR begins on October 22, 2015 and ends on December 7, 2015. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the case number above and submit in writing by December 7, 2015 no later than 4:00 P.M. 

     
Please direct your comments to:

Sarah Molina Pearson, Environmental Analysis Section
Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: (213) 978-1343
E-mail: sarah.molina.pearson@lacity.org

COMMENT REVIEW PERIOD: October 22, 2015 – December 7, 2015





The Reef (formerly SOLA Village) Project
ENV-2014-1773-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:2014071054
Council District: 9 (Curren Price) Community Plan Area: Southeast Los Angeles
Project Location:1900 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Project Description: The Project consists of development of a mixed use project containing approximately 2,533,000 square feet of development in the [Q]M1-2-O and M1-2-O zones, including modifications to the existing 861,162 square foot, approximately 194 foot tall Reef Building, and construction of approximately 1,664,000 square feet of new development on the remainder of the Project Site currently occupied by surface parking lots and an 11,150 square foot warehouse/storage/distribution building. The Project Site consists of two full city blocks comprising approximately 9.7 acres bounded by Washington Boulevard on the north, Hill Street to the west, 21st Street to the south, and Main Street to the east, in downtown Los Angeles. Broadway bisects the Project Site into the East Block and the West Block. The Project Site is occupied by the existing 861,162 square foot, 12-story plus basement Reef building, surface parking lots with approximately 1,100 parking spaces, and an approximately 11,150 square foot warehouse building.

Under the Project, The Reef would be modified to incorporate a new 8,000 square foot restaurant and event space on the rooftop, and potentially convert up to 210,000 square feet of existing wholesale/showroom space within The Reef to office, retail and restaurant uses. The existing warehouse building and surface parking lots would be demolished and replaced by new construction comprised of an integrated mixed-use development containing 1,444 residential units, a 208-room hotel, 67,702 square feet of retail/restaurant use, a 29,255 square foot grocery store, a 17,507 square foot gallery, and a 7,879 square foot fitness center, along with community spaces which would be accommodated in multiple single- and multi-story buildings ranging in height from up to 88 feet to up to 420 feet, along with public open space areas. The Project would provide at least 2,512 parking spaces in multiple above-ground and subterranean structures.

The Project Site is located in a heavily visited area south of downtown Los Angeles. The Project Site is in close proximity to the Metro Blue Line and the Metro Expo Line, and is located near the junction of the Santa Monica (I-10) and Harbor (SR-110) Freeways. The land uses within the general vicinity of the Project Site are characterized by a mix of low- to high-intensity commercial, institutional, and residential uses. The Community Plan designates the Project Site for Limited Manufacturing development. The Project Site is zoned M1-2-O (manufacturing zone with oil drilling overlay).



PERMITS AND APPROVALS: The Project Applicant is requesting ministerial and discretionary approvals as part of the Project, including but not limited to: General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Zone Variances, a Signage Supplemental Use District, Site Plan Review, Conditional Use Permits, Parking Reduction, Vesting Tentative Tract Map, and a Development Agreement. Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis contained in this Draft EIR, implementation of the Proposed Project would result in significant unavoidable environmental impacts relative to Aesthetics (visual character, lighting, shade/shadow); Air Quality (construction and operations, freeway adjacent health risk); Noise (cumulative traffic noise); and Traffic/Transportation (intersection impact, driveway impact). All other potential impacts identified would be mitigated to less than significant levels. Other issues addressed in detail in the Draft EIR that are not anticipated to result in significant unavoidable impacts include: Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology and Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazard and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, and Land Use Planning, Population Housing and Employment, Public Services, and Utilities.


DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours 8am to 4pm at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, at 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Digital versions are also available at the following Library Branches:

       1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
       2. Junipero Serra Branch Library, 4607 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037
       3. Pico Union Branch Library, 1030 S Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90006
       4. Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Erin Strelich of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 978-1351 to purchase copies. If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above, and submit them in writing by Monday, November 2, 2015, no later than 4:00 PM.


Please direct your comments to:

Erin Strelich
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: (213) 978-1343
E-mail: erin.strelich@lacity.org

Circulation Period: September 17,2015 – November 2, 2015




8150 Sunset Boulevard
Notice of Extension of Recirculated DEIR
Recirculated DEIR
Notice of Extension of DEIR Comment Period
ENV 2013-2552-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:2013091044
Council District: 4 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 8150 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Project Description: AG-SCH 8150 Sunset Boulevard Owner, L.P., (the “Applicant”) proposes to redevelop the 2.56-acre property located at 8150 Sunset Boulevard (the “Project Site”) with a mixed-use residential and retail project (the “Project”). The property is located within the Hollywood community of the City of Los Angeles (the “City”), and currently contains two commercial structures and other improvements, all of which would be demolished and removed from the Project Site. The Project would consist of two buildings over a single podium structure with various elements ranging in height from two stories to 16 stories in height as measured from the intersection of Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards (approximately 42 feet above the ground elevation at the intersection of Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards [the “North Building”], increasing to approximately 108 feet for the nine-story portion and approximately 191 feet for the 16-story portion of the building [the “South Building”]; the overall building height is approximately 216 feet as measured from the low point of the Project Site along Havenhurst Drive to the top of the South Building; due to the sloping nature of the Project Site, the 16-story portion of the South Building would appear to be 20 stories in height at the southwest corner of the Project Site along Havenhurst Drive). The North Building, which will be built along Sunset Boulevard, would include two levels with a rooftop terrace containing exclusively commercial uses. The South Building would contain commercial uses on the first two levels, residential uses on levels three through 15, and a rooftop restaurant/lounge on the top level.

The Project would include 111,339 square feet of commercial retail and restaurant uses within three lower levels (one subterranean) and one rooftop level, and 249 apartment units, including 28 affordable housing units, within the twelve upper levels representing 222,564 gross square feet of residential space. The Project would also provide a new, 9,134 square-foot public space (“Corner Plaza”) at the northeast corner of the site (this area is, and will continue to be, owned by the City, although the Applicant will be required to improve and maintain the area), a 34,050-square-foot central public plaza at the site interior (“Central Plaza”), public rooftop deck/garden areas (“Sunset Terrace”) along Sunset Boulevard, a private pool and pool deck area for residents (“Pool Terrace”), as well as other resident- only amenities totaling approximately 6,900 square feet that would include a residential lobby, resident recreation room, fitness center, business center, changing rooms, and library, as well as a wrap- around landscaped terrace on the fourth floor of the South Building (“Garden Terrace”). Parking for all proposed uses would be provided on-site via a seven-level (three subterranean and semi-subterranean levels) parking structure (“Parking Structure”) housed within the podium structure that includes 849 total parking spaces (295 for residential uses and 554 for commercial retail and restaurant uses). Short- and long-term bicycle parking totaling 985 spaces would also be provided on-site, including 428 spaces for residential uses and 557 spaces for commercial uses. The total development would include up to 333,903 square feet of commercial and residential space with a maximum floor-area ratio (FAR) of 3:1.

PERMITS AND APPROVALS: The Project Applicant is requesting permits and approvals for the Project that would include, but may not be limited to, the following: Affordable Housing Incentives, including the following off-menu Incentives: (1) an off-menu Incentive to permit a 3:1 floor area ratio for a Housing Development Project located within approximately 1,560 feet of a Transit Stop, in lieu of the 1,500 foot distance specified in the on-menu Incentive allowing a 3:1 floor area ratio (LAMC Section 12.22-A,25(f)(4)(ii); and (2) an off-menu Incentive to allow an increase in the number of compact parking spaces that may be provided for commercial uses from 40% to 60% and to allow parking for residential uses in excess of one standard parking stall for 146 residential units to be provided as compact spaces instead of one standard parking space for each unit (or 249 spaces), with the rest provided as compact spaces, in-lieu of the requirements set forth in LAMC Section 12.21-A,5(c), with attendant parking for both commercial and residential parking; Parking Option 1, pursuant to Section 12.22-A,25(d)(1), which allows parking to be provided at a ratio of 1 space for each studio and one- bedroom unit, and two spaces for each two- and three-bedroom unit, and provides that required parking in a Housing Development Project that qualifies for a Density Bonus may be sold or rented separately from the dwelling units; Site Plan Review; Master Conditional Use Permit for Alcohol (on- and off-site sales); Subdivision to create airspace lots and for condominium purposes; Variance to allow a fitness studio, as not otherwise permitted in the C4 zone; Demolition permits; Construction permits, including building, grading, excavation, foundation, and associated permits; B-Permits and other required permits for off-site improvements; Approvals and associated permits for the reconfiguration and maintenance of the adjacent City-owned traffic island area at the southwest corner of Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards; Haul route permit, as may be required; Street tree removal permit; and other approvals as needed.

REFERENCES

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

CORRESPONDENCE

DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 , by appointment, during office hours (between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) and other locations:

The Draft EIR is also available for viewing on cd-rom at the following libraries:
1) Central Library – 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2) Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library – 7140 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
3) Fairfax Branch Library – 161 South Gardner Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036
4) John C. Freemont Branch Library, 6121 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038


COMMENT DUE DATE: The review period for the Draft EIR begins on November 20, 2014 and ends on January 5, 2015. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit in writing, preferably by e-mail, by Monday, January 5, 2015 no later than 4:00 P.M. You may also submit comments directly by clicking on "Submit & View Comments" link found within the Draft EIR page.

Please direct your comments to:
Srimal Hewawitharana
Environmental Analysis Section
Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: (213) 978-1343
E-mail: Planning.envreview@lacity.org Planning Environmental Review

Circulation Period: January 5, 2015 - January 20, 2015



Paramount Pictures Master Plan
ENV-2011-2460-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2011101035
Council Districts: 4 (David Ryu), 13 (Mitch O'Farrell) Community Plan Area: Hollywood, Wilshire
Project Location: 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Project Description: Paramount Pictures Corporation proposes the Paramount Pictures Master Plan Project, consisting of improvements to Paramount Studios and implementation actions that include a Specific Plan. The Project Site comprises the main studio property of approximately 56 acres (the Main Lot) and six surrounding properties of approximately 6 acres (the Ancillary Lots). The Project includes the redevelopment of portions of the Project Site with new studio-related uses, circulation improvements, parking facilities, and pedestrian-oriented landscaped areas. These improvements would be implemented through the proposed Paramount Pictures Specific Plan, which would guide development within the Project Site through the year 2038. The proposed Specific Plan would allow for the construction of up to approximately 1,922,300 square feet of new stage, production office, support, office, and retail uses. With the proposed removal of approximately 536,600 square feet of stage, production office, support, office, and retail uses, this would result in a net increase of approximately 1,385,700 square feet of floor area within the Project Site upon completion of the proposed Project.

Document Review and Comments:  If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Rm. 351, Van Nuys, CA 91401. Contact Adam Villani at (818) 374-5067 for an appointment. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website  http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental” and then “Draft EIR”). The Draft EIR can be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Adam Villani at (818) 374-5067 to purchase a copy. The Draft EIR is also available on CD-ROM at the following libraries: 1) Central Library—630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA 90071 2) John C. Fremont Library—6121 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038 3) F.H. Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library—1623 N. Ivar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 4) Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library—7140 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046 If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing by 4:00 P.M. on October 26, 2015.


Please direct your comments to:

Adam Villani
Department of City Planning, City of Los Angeles
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Rm. 351
Van Nuys, CA 91401
E-mail: adam.villani@lacity.org

Circulation Period: September 10,2015 – October 26, 2015




Jefferson & La Cienega Project
ENV-2014-4755-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2015031047
Council District: 10 - Herb Wesson Community Plan Area:  West Adams – Baldwin Hills – Leimert
Project Location:  3321, 3351 S. La Cienega Blvd.: 5707, 5717, 5727, 5733, 5735 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016 

Project Description: The Project Site is improved with an existing office building, accessory structures, and four light industrial structures (totaling approximately 63,313 square feet of floor area), and two existing radio tower structures. The existing floor-area-ratio (FAR) of the buildings at the Project Site is 0.13:1. The Project includes demolition and removal of all existing structures from the Project Site and development of the Site with an approximately 1,900,000-square-foot transit-oriented, mixed-use structure consisting of podium style buildings, varying in number of stories and height up to approximately 320 feet. The Project includes 1,218 multi-family residential units (1,600,000 square feet of residential floor area) and 300,000 square feet of commercial floor area on the lower ground floors. The residential units would include 609 1-bedroom units (50 percent of total), 487 2-bedroom units (40 percent of total), and 122 3-bedroom units (10 percent of total). The commercial space would include 200,000 square feet of office space, 50,000 square feet of grocery store, 20,000 square feet of restaurant space, and 30,000 square feet of general retail. Parking would be provided within a combination of aboveground and subterranean parking levels and in accordance with Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) parking requirements.

Document Review and Comments:If you wish to review a copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours [between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM] at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, at 200 N. Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://planning.lacity.org by clicking on the “Environmental” tab, then “Draft EIR”. Digital versions of the Draft EIR are also available for viewing at the following Library Branches:• Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071 • Baldwin Hill Branch Library, 2906 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90016 • Jefferson-Vassie D. Wright Memorial Branch Library, 2211 W. Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018 • Memorial Branch Library, 4625 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019 • Washington Irving Branch Library, 4117 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018.


Please direct your comments to:

Sergio Ibarra 
Department of City Planning,
Environmental Analysis Section 
200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: sergio.ibarra@lacity.org

Circulation Period: July 23, 2015 – September 6, 2015






6250 Sunset Project
ENV-2014-751-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2014071039
Council District: 13 – Mitch O’Farrell Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location:  6230-6258 Sunset Blvd., and 6237-6253 Leland Way, Los Angeles, California

Project Description:  Essex Portfolio L.P., the Applicant, proposes to develop the 6250 Sunset Project (the Project) on an approximately 2.06 acre site (Project Site) located between Sunset Boulevard and Leland Way in the Hollywood community of the City of Los Angeles (City).  The Project Site is currently developed with an approximately 38,280 square foot building constructed in the late 1930’s as the Earl Carroll Theatre (ECT Building), and a surface parking lot with accessory structures.  The ECT Building has been used by the Nickelodeon on Sunset Corporation (Nickelodeon) as a sound stage for television productions with associated offices since the early 1980’s.
The Project would protect and retain the ECT Building and construct a new seven-story, 90-foot tall, mixed-use building on the western portion of the Project Site.  The Project includes approximately 4,700 square feet of ground floor commercial space oriented towards Sunset Boulevard, with 200 residential units located on floors three through seven on Sunset Boulevard and one through seven on Leland Way.  Five percent (9 units) of the residential units are restricted as very-low income.   Amenities associated with the residential units include a lobby, fitness center, pool terrace, pool, spa area, sky deck, landscaped common areas, and a club house/lounge area.  The Project would also provide an approximately 7,261 square-foot pedestrian paseo (Paseo) between the new building and the ECT Building that would link Sunset Boulevard and Leland Way.    The Paseo would be generally accessible to the public during daylight hours. Parking would be located in a four-level, 316 space parking structure with two levels of subterranean parking, an at-grade parking level, and one level above-grade.  Parking for 246 bicycles would also be provided within the parking structure and Paseo.

The new building would include up to approximately 179,397 square feet of commercial and residential space (4,700 square feet of commercial, 167,764 square feet of residential, and 6,933 square feet of indoor amenities and lobby/leasing area) with a maximum floor-area ratio (FAR) of 3.1:1 on the western lots. The existing FAR of 2:1 on the eastern lots, containing the ECT Building, would remain unchanged.  Although the ECT Building would be retained, a later 550 square foot addition that currently serves as an entryway to the building from the surface parking lot would be demolished, as would a brick wall/wrought iron fence extension along Leland Way, and a small ground mounted sign along Sunset Boulevard. The ECT Building would retain its existing signage, and the new building would include new on and off-site signage.

Permits and Approvals:  Discretionary entitlements, reviews, and approvals required for implementation of the Project would include, but would not necessarily be limited to, the following:
•       Certification of an Environmental Impact Report;
•       A Density Bonus to permit a 200-unit rental housing development, with 5% restricted to Very Low Income Households and utilization of Parking Option 1 per LAMC §12.22.A.25(d)(1).
•       An off-menu incentive, or alternatively, a project permit modification or exception, to permit additional off-site signage at alternative locations and in excess of the maximum permitted combined sign area, located on Principal Building Facades and other building facades or roofs, within the Hollywood Signage Supplemental Use District.  (LAMC § 12.22 A 25(g)(3))
•       An off-menu incentive, or alternatively, an adjustment, to permit a reduction in West side yard setbacks.  (LAMC § 12.22 A 25(g)(3))
•       An off-menu incentive to permit a waiver of highway street dedication and improvement, or alternatively, a waiver of highway street dedication and improvement required under LAMC § 12.37 on Leland Way and Sunset Boulevard.  (LAMC § 12.22 A 25(g)(3))
•       A Zone Change and Height District Change from C4-2D-SN to [Q]C4-2D-SN to allow 4.5:1 FAR on the northwest and northeast lots (LAMC § 12.32); and from R4-2D to [Q]C4-2D to allow 4.5:1 FAR on southwest lots and southeast lots (LAMC § 12.32)
•       A Lot Line Adjustment to adjust lot lines between the Western lots, containing the new mixed-use building, and the Eastern lots, containing the existing ECT Building.  (LAMC § 17.50)
•       A conditional use permit or, alternatively, a master conditional use permit, for the sale and dispensing of alcoholic beverages. (LAMC § 12.24.W.1)
•       Project Permit Compliance for signage within the Hollywood Signage Supplemental Use District.  (LAMC § 11.5.7)
•       Site Plan Review for a project with greater than 50 residential units.  (LAMC § 16.50)
•       Determination regarding residential use in C (Commercial) zone per the Hollywood Redevelopment Plan
•       Construction permits, including building permits, grading, excavation, foundation, and associated permits.
•       Haul route permit, as may be required.
•       Other approvals as needed and as may be required.

Anticipated Significant Effects: Based on the analysis contained in this Draft EIR, implementation of the Project would result in significant and unavoidable construction-related noise and vibration impacts and construction-related cumulative traffic impacts.  Other issues addressed in the Draft EIR include aesthetics; air quality; cultural resources (archeological and paleontological resources, historical resources); geology and soils; greenhouse gas emissions; hazards and hazardous materials; land use and planning; noise; population, housing and employment, public services (fire protection and emergency medical services, police protection, libraries, parks and recreation); and transportation and circulation. With implementation of mitigation measures, no other significant and unavoidable impacts are expected to occur as a result of construction or operation of the Project.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours (between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA, 90012.  The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://cityplanning.lacity.org by clicking on the “Environmental” tab, then “Draft EIR.”  Print and digital versions are also available at the following Library Branches:
1)  Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA  90071
2)  Frances Howard Goldwyn – Hollywood Regional Library, 1623 North Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90028
3)  Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90046
4)  John C. Freemont Branch Library, 6121 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90038
The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy.  Contract Sergio Ibarra at (213) 978-1333 to purchase copies.

Comment Due Date: The review period for the Draft EIR begins on March 26, 2015 and ends on May 11th, 2015.  If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit in writing by May 11th, 2015, no later than 4:00 P.M.

Please direct your responses to:

Sergio Ibarra
Los Angeles department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: sergio.ibarra@lacity.org


Circulation Period:March 26, 2015 to May 11, 2015 (45 day period)



5901 Sunset
ENV-2013-2813-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2014021009
Council District: 13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 5901 Sunset Blvd; 1515 N. Bronson Ave., Los Angeles CA 90028

Project Description: Sunset Studios Holdings, LLC., the Applicant, proposes the development of an 18-story mixed-use building on an approximately 1.55 acre site located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Bronson Avenue (Project Site) in the Hollywood Community of the City of Los Angeles. The proposed building, which would replace the existing surface parking lot on the Project Site, would include approximately 26,000 square feet of retail space at the ground level and approximately 274,000 square feet of office uses in the tower element of the proposed building for a total of approximately 300,000 square feet of new floor area and a corresponding floor area ratio of 4.5:1. A total of 1,118 parking spaces would be provided in seven levels above the retail level and in two subterranean levels below the retail level. The Project would also include an office lobby at the ground level and landscaped courtyards within the tiered office levels.

Permits and Approvals: The Project would require various approvals and may include, but would not be limited to, the following: General Plan Amendment; Zone Changes/Height District Changes; Ordinance to modify street designation standards; Conditional Use Permit; Site Plan Review; Development Agreement; and other discretionary and ministerial permits and approvals that may be deemed necessary, including but not limited to, temporary street closure permits, grading permits, excavation permits, haul route approval, foundation permits, and building permits.

Anticipated Significant Effects: Significant and unavoidable Project impacts have been identified with regard to shading, on-site noise during construction, on-site vibration during construction (pursuant to the threshold for human annoyance), off-site vibration (pursuant to the threshold for human annoyance) during construction from haul trucks, construction-related traffic associated with lane closures, and operational traffic (intersections and residential street segments). In addition, cumulative impacts could result with regard to shading, on-site noise during construction, off-site noise and vibration (pursuant to the threshold for human annoyance) from haul trucks, construction-related traffic associated with lane closures, and operational traffic (intersections and residential street segments).
Other issues addressed in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) include: aesthetics (visual quality, views, light, and glare); air quality; greenhouse gas emissions; cultural resources; geology and soils; land use; noise; traffic, access, and parking issues; water supply, and energy resources. With implementation of mitigation measures, no significant and unavoidable Project or cumulative impacts other than those identified above are expected with construction or operation of the Project.

Document Review and Comment: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning at 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The Draft EIR can be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Erin Strelich at (213) 978-1351 to purchase a copy. The Draft EIR is also available on CD-ROM at the following libraries: 1) Central Library—630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071 2) F.H. Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library—1623 N. Ivar Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028 3) Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library—7140 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90046

Comment Due Date: The review period for the Draft EIR begins on March 12, 2015, and ends on April 27, 2015. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing by 4:00 P.M. on April 27, 2015.

Please direct your comments to:

Ms. Erin Strelich
Department of City Planning
City Hall, City of los Angeles
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: erin.strelich@lacity.org


Circulation Period: March 12, 2015 – April 27, 2015 (45 Days)



Mobility Plan 2035 Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
ENV-2013-0911-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2013041012
Council District: All Community Plan Area: All
Project Location: City of Los Angeles

Project Description: The Mobility Plan 2035 (MP 2035) is a comprehensive revision of the adopted 1999 City of Los Angeles Transportation Element of the General Plan that will guide mobility decisions in the City through year 2035, coupled with supporting documents and discretionary actions to further align the City’s street standards, processes and procedures with the goals of the MP 2035. Proposed components of MP 2035 include: (1) Policies – that support identified goals and objectives. (2) Map Atlas that identifies: a) Enhanced Complete Street System – that includes selected roadways for pedestrian, bicycle, transit, or vehicle enhancements and proposed and programmed projects from a variety of sources; b) Generalized Circulation System (Highways and Freeways map); c) Scenic Highways; d) Goods Movement. (3) Action Plan – that identifies programs that support implementation of the Plan’s goals and policies and aids the City in achieving its objectives (implementation of all or a portion of the Action Plan is incumbent upon staffing capacity and future funding). MP 2035 is further supported by a Complete Streets Design Guide, an update to the Complete Street Standards (Standard Plan S-470) and a Five-Year Implementation Strategy.

The proposed MP 2035 includes a number of changes from the initial version circulated in February 2014, including additional miles on the Transit Enhanced Network (TEN), a Neighborhood Enhanced Network to support neighborhood pedestrian activity, and an expanded Bicycle Enhanced Network (BEN). One important change to Westwood Boulevard was made in response to the multiple transportation demands on Westwood Boulevard, now and in the future, with the opening of Exposition Phase II. The MP 2035 now proposes to include Westwood Boulevard on the TEN while retaining existing short portions on the BEN (north of Santa Monica Boulevard to Le Conte Avenue). The TEN designation on Westwood Boulevard is proposed as a moderate enhancement which would not remove a vehicle travel lane. Remaining portions of Westwood Boulevard would retain their existing bicycle lanes.

The Recirculated Draft EIR analyzes environmental impacts of the proposed MP 2035 including all changes and has been reformatted to more clearly present the project description and project impacts; each threshold is separately described and impacts assessed.

(The Draft MP 2035 is being recirculated for comment at the same time as the Recirculated Draft EIR.)

Permits and Approvals: In addition to a General Plan Amendment amending the Transportation Element the related actions will include an update of the City’s Street Standards S-470 as Complete Street Standards; specific plan amendments and code amendments to align streets, previously adopted by ordinance, to reflect the corresponding revised S-470 Complete Street Standards; update LAMC 17.05 to expand the role of the Street Standards Committee and to reflect the City’s new focus on complete streets; and update the Street Dedication Guidelines/Checklist to reflect the revised S-470 Complete Street Standards.

Anticipated Significant Effects: Based on the analysis contained in the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR), the proposed project would result in unavoidable significant environmental impacts with regard to: Transportation and Traffic (circulation, neighborhood intrusion, freeways/Congestion Management Plan and emergency access), Noise (noise from increased bus frequency along certain transit routes), and Biological Resources (special status species, protected habitats, wetlands). Other issues addressed in the EIR include: Air Quality; Greenhouse Gases; Land Use and Planning; and Vibration. Impacts associated with these topics were determined to be less than significant, or less than significant with the implementation of mitigation measures. The Recirculated Draft EIR newly identifies freeways/CMP, emergency access and neighborhood intrusion as significant impacts; these were not identified as significant impacts in the Draft EIR.

DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: A copy of the Recirculated Draft EIR and the documents referenced in the Recirculated Draft EIR are available for review at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning at 200 North Spring Street, Room 667, Los Angeles. Copies of the Recirculated Draft EIR are also available for general public review at the following City of Los Angeles Public Library branches:

1. City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
2. Van Nuys Civic Center, 14410 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, CA 91401
3. Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
4. Exposition Park Library, 3900 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90062
5. San Pedro Library, 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
6. Arroyo Seco Library, 6145 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
7. North Hollywood Library, 5211 Tujanga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601
8. Mid-Valley Library, 16244 Nordhoff street, North Hills, CA 91343
9. West Valley Library, 19036 Vanowen Street, Reseda, CA 91335
10. Goldwyn-Hollywood Library, 1623 N. Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
11. West Los Angeles Library, 11360 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Recirculated Draft EIR can be downloaded or reviewed via the Internet at the Department of City Planning’s website [http://planning.lacity.org/ (click on “Environmental” and then “Draft Environmental Impact Reports”)]. The Recirculated Draft EIR can be purchased on cd-rom for $7.50 per copy. Contact My La of the City of Los Angeles at My.La@lacity.org for purchase.

It is important to note that the comments already received on the Draft EIR will be responded to in the Final EIR. Therefore, if reviewers have the same comments on the Recirculated Draft EIR as they had on the Draft EIR, they need not submit the same comments on the Recirculated Draft EIR, as the comments will be addressed in the Final EIR.

HOW TO COMMENT ON THE DRAFT EIR: If you wish to submit comments following review of the Recirculated Draft EIR, please reference the file number above, and submit them in writing via mail, fax, or e-mail by4:00 pm on April 6, 2015. Please direct your comments to:


Mail:     My La
              Department of City Planning
              200 N. spring street
              Room 667, MS 395
              Los Angeles, CA 90012
              Phone: (213) 978-1194
              E-Mail: my.la@lacity.org
             

Circulation Period: Circulation Period: February 19, 2015 – April 6, 2015



4051 South Alameda Street Project
ENV 2012-920-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2014061030
Council District: 9 Southeast Los Angeles
Site Location: 4051 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California 90058
The proposed project site is located at 4051 South Alameda Street on an approximately 13-acre vacant lot with scattered weeds and grasses. The site is rectangular in shape and is transected by a paved road(East 40th Place) through the central portion in an east-west direction. Site drainage is controlled by sheet flow, surface infiltration, and through City-maintained storm sewers located along nearby streets. Regional drainage is provided by the Los Angeles River, which is located approximately 1 mile east of the proposed project site.

Project Description: The proposed project includes the construction of a new industrial park consisting of four buildings. Building 1 consists of a single story with a mezzanine that occupies approximately 115,973 total square feet and provides 124 parking spaces; Building 2 consists of two stories that occupy approximately 133,680 total square feet and provides 72 parking spaces; Building 3 consists of a single story with a mezzanine that occupies approximately 116,972 total square feet and provides 97 parking spaces; and Building 4 consists of a single story with a mezzanine that occupies approximately 114,397 total square feet and provides 75 parking spaces. In total, the proposed project would occupy approximately 365,945 square feet of warehouse space, 85,181 square feet of office space, and 29,896 square feet of manufacturing space. The heights of each of the four buildings range from 37 feet to a maximum building height of 40 feet. Consistent with the policies of the Urban Design Chapter of the Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan, the proposed project design includes the installation of shielded exterior area lighting wall packs mounted to the faces of the buildings 29 feet above the finished floor to provide nighttime light shielding for the nearest residence, a duplex located approximately 150 feet west of the proposed project site at 4015 and 4017 Long Beach Avenue West. Surface parking would be located adjacent to the front and side facades of the four proposed buildings. The proposed project has been designed with the rear of Buildings 1 and 2 and the rear of Buildings 3 and 4 facing each other, and the remaining three faces of each building have been designed with pedestrian-scale features such as decorative concrete panels in different shades of beige with gray trim and glazing to break up the building facades, mechanical roof equipment completely screened from view, enclosure of trash areas, and operable windows on the mezzanine level.

PERMITS AND APPROVALS: The proposed project will require the following discretionary approvals: Approval of Parcel Map No. AA-2012-919-PMLA to permit the subdivision of one 546,921 net square-foot parcel into four lots, Site Plan Review to develop more than 50,000 square feet of non-residential floor area, and merger of the right-of-way of 40th Place and the two alleys north and south of 40th Place. Other permits, ministerial or discretionary, may be necessary in order to execute and implement the proposed project. Such approvals may include, but are not limited to: landscaping approvals, exterior approvals, permits for driveway curb cuts, storm water discharge permits, grading permits, installation and hookup approvals for public utilities and related permits.

DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: If you wish to review a copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during by appointment during our office hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning, at 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA. The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s Website [http://planning.lacity.org (click on “Environmental” and then “Draft EIR”)], and copies of the Draft EIR are also available at the following Library Branches:

1. Vernon Branch Library, 4504 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90011; (323) 234-9106
2. Junipero Serra Library, 4607 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037; (323) 234-1685
3. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071; (213) 228-7000

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Srimal Hewawitharana of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 978-1359 to purchase copies.

If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above, and submit them in writing by Monday, March 9, 2015, no later than 4:00 P.M.


Please direct your comments to:
             Srimal Hewawitharana
             Los Angeles Department of City Planning
             200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
             Los Angeles, CA 90012
             
E-mail: srimal.hewawitharana@lacity.org
Circulation Period: January 22, 2015 to March 9, 2015.



Hollywood Cherokee Project
ENV-2013-522-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2013101063
Council District: 13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
1718 and 1722-1730 North Las PalmasAvenue; 1719-1719 and 1727-1727 Cherokee Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Project Description: Hollywood Cherokee Apartments Venture, LLC, the Project Applicant, proposes to construct a six-story, 224-unit residential apartment/condominium building (the Project) on a 1.14-acre site in the Hollywood Community of the City of Los Angeles (the Project Site). The Project Site is specifically located within the City block bounded by North Las Palmas Avenue to the west, Yucca Street to the north, North Cherokee Avenue to the east, and Hollywood Boulevard to the south. The Project consists of approximately 169,531 square feet (sf)of new floor area and would replace an existing surface parking lot located approximately 175 feet north of Hollywood Boulevard between Cherokee Avenue and Las Palmas Avenue. The maximum building height would not exceed 71 feet above grade level, not including rooftop structures. The Project would have a total floor area ratio (FAR) of approximately 3.66:1, averaged across the Project Site, and an overall density of 196.5 dwelling units per acre. A four­level parking garage comprised of one street level and three subterranean levels would be located below the residential levels and would provide a total of 305 parking spaces. The Project would also include a residential lobby and leasing area, a community room, approximately 985 sf of ground-floor commercial space, a gym, a swimming pool and open space decks on the rooftop level, and landscaped courtyards.

PERMITS AND APPROVALS: The Project would require various approvals and may include, but would not be limited to, the following: Site Plan Review; Density Bonus and Parking Option 1 pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 1818 (LAMC Section 12.22.A.25), with the following Development Incentives: On-menu incentive to permit the averaging of FAR, density, parking, open space and permitting vehicular access; On-menu incentive permitting additional FAR; Off-menu incentive permitting increased height; Two off-menu incentives permitting reduced setbacks; Vesting Tentative Tract Map; Determination regarding residential use in C (Commercial)zone per the Hollywood Redevelopment Plan; and Other discretionary and ministerial permits and approvals that may be deemed necessary, including but not limited to, temporary street closure permits, grading permits, excavation permits, foundation permits, haul route permits, and building permits.

DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning at 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

The Draft EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning's website [http://planning.lacity.org (click on "Environmental" and then "Draft EIR")]. The Draft EIR can be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Sergio Ibarra at (213) 978-1333 to purchase a copy. The Draft EIR is also available on CD-ROM at the following libraries

1. Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. F.H. Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library-1623 N. lvar Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
3. Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library-7140 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90046


The review period for the Draft EIR begins on December 11, 2014, and ends on January 27, 2015. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing by 4:00P.M. on January 27, 2015.

Please direct your comments to:


Mail:    Mr. Sergio Ibarra
             Department of City Planning,
             City Hall, City of Los Angeles,
             200 North Spring Street, Room 750,
             Los Angeles, CA 90012.
             

Email: Sergio.Ibarra@lacity.org
Circulation Period: December 11, 2014-January 27, 2015



MGA Mixed-Use Campus Project
ENV 2014-210-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2014041066
Council District: 12 Community Plan Area: Chatsworth-Porter Ranch
Project Location: 2000 W. Prairie Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311.

Project Description: MGA North LLC (the Applicant) proposes an integrated light industrial, corporate office and residential mixed-use campus development project (Campus Project) at 20000 W. Prairie Street in the Chatsworth community of the City of Los Angeles (Project Site). The Campus Project will consist of a mix of uses totaling approximately 1.22 million square feet, including: (1) adaptive re-use and rehabilitation of the former LA Times printing facility (255,855 square feet) for MGA light industrial uses and its corporate headquarters, as well as ancillary creative office space; (2) 700 rental housing units in four main residential buildings (i.e., Buildings A-D); (3) shared recreational campus amenities located throughout the Site; and (4) approximately 14,000 square feet of campus and neighborhood serving retail and restaurant uses.

The 23.6-acre (1,027,919 square feet) project site is a single parcel improved with a light industrial building formerly used by the Los Angeles Times as a printing facility. A substantial portion of the Site is currently occupied by surface parking (a total of approximately 365 spaces) surrounding the existing building. MGA currently uses the facility for limited showroom, assembly and general office space to support the company’s main Van Nuys headquarters.

PERMITS AND APPROVALS: The Project Applicant is requesting the following approvals from the City of Los Angeles: This EIR addresses the environmental impacts of the proposed project that could occur upon approval of the following actions by the City of Los Angeles:
1) General Plan Amendment pursuant to LAMC Section 12.32 E to revise the land use designation in the Chatsworth-Porter Ranch Community Plan from Light Industrial to Community Manufacturing for the entire site;
2) Vesting Tract Map pursuant to LAMC Section 17.50 to subdivide the project site into five or more legal lots;
3) Zone change (from MR2-1 and P-1 to CM-1) pursuant to LAMC Section 12.32 F to allow a mix of uses including light industrial, corporate office, residential and neighborhood serving retail and restaurant;
4) Conditional Use Permit (CUP) pursuant to LAMC Section 12.24 to permit: on-site childcare in the CM zone (LAMC Section 12.24W.51), and sale of alcoholic beverages (LAMC Section 12.24W.1);
5) Site Plan Review (LAMC Section 16.05);
6) Pursuant to various sections of Los Angeles Municipal Code, the Applicant will request approvals and permits from the Building and Safety Department (and other municipal agencies) for project construction activities including, but not limited to the following: demolition, excavation, shoring, grading, foundation, haul route, building and tenant improvements;
7) Permits as needed to cross the City-owned flood control channel to provide access from Winnetka Avenue;
8) Water Supply Assessment approval from Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP);
9) Modified Parking Requirement District (MPR) pursuant to LAMC Section 13.15 to establish special, demand-based parking ratios for the project and to allow for shared parking between commercial and residential uses; and
10) Potential Development Agreement with the City of Los Angeles.

ANTICIPATED SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS:
The project would significantly impact two intersections in the future plus project condition

DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: Print and digital copies of the Draft EIR are available for review at the Department of City Planning, 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard Suite 351, Van Nuys, or 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles (between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM).

Print and digital copies of the Draft EIR are also available at the following Library Branches:

1. Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Chatsworth Branch Library, 21052 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311
3. Northridge Branch Library, 9051 Darby Avenue, Northridge, CA 91325
4. Porter Ranch Branch Library, 11371 Tampa Avenue, Porter Ranch, CA 91326
5. Canoga Park Branch Library, 20939 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303
6. Sherman Oaks Branch Library, 14245 Moorpark Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
7. Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, 18231 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Nick Hendricks (see below) to purchase copies.

COMMENT DUE DATE: The review period for the Draft EIR begins on December 4, 2014 and ends on January 20, 2015. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit in writing by January 20, 2015 no later than 4:00 P.M.

Please direct your comments to:


Mail:    Nick Hendricks
             6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 351,
             Van Nuys, CA 91401.
             Telephone: (818) 374-5046.
             

Email:nick.hendricks@lacity.org
Circulation Period: December 4, 2014 – January 20, 2015



Martin Expo Town Center
Notice of Extension of DEIR Comment Period
ENV-2012-3063-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2013031057
Council District: 11 Community Plan Area: West Los Angeles
Project Location: 1201 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064

Project Description: The Project proposes removal of all existing structures, and constructing a total of 807,200 square feet of new development (approximately 707,801 net new square feet after removal of 99,399 square feet of existing buildings). The Project would also create 26 lots (airspace lots). The maximum height of any building in the project would be 160 feet. With a net lot area of 206,563 square feet, the proposed 807,200 square feet of floor area would create an FAR of 3.91:1.

The Site contains the Martin Cadillac dealership, which consists of surface parking, a service building with rooftop parking, and a dealership/office building. The buildings total approximately 99,399 square feet and the dealership provides approximately 611 parking spaces, most of which are occupied by for-sale vehicles. The buildings were built in approximately 1975 and are approximately 39 years old. The buildings are a mix of 1- and 2-story brick buildings. The 2-story portion functions as the main office and showroom and is located at the prominent corner of Olympic Boulevard and Bundy Drive.

The Project is seeking land use equivalency (LUEP) and design flexibility programs (based on equivalent environmental impacts) with a base plan (Conceptual Plan) of 516 residential condominium units (540,200 gross square feet), 67,000 square feet of retail floor area, 200,000 square feet of creative office floor area, and associated subterranean parking. The proposed uses may also include an auto showroom for the dealership. The maximum density allowed at the Project Site under the proposed zoning is 516 units. The Conceptual Plan proposes 516 units, with an average unit size of 834 square feet, for a net residential area of 430,570 square feet.

The Project, as described, is a Conceptual Plan that has been formulated as an illustration of how the Project may be configured, including the uses, locations, massing, and orientation of buildings on the Project Site. The Conceptual Plan illustrates how the Project Site may be developed, although the specific location, number, and orientation of the proposed buildings would be subject to future market conditions. The proposed Design Flexibility Program allows the analysis to consider other development programs. Thus, the Conceptual Plan is not the only development scenario that would be possible, provided that certain criteria are satisfied.

The Project would include an LUEP to allow development flexibility of the Project’s land uses and floor areas, so the Project could, if necessary, respond to the changing market demands of the Southern California economy. However at no time shall the project exceed 807,200 square feet of new development, or 516 residential units, as illustrated in the conceptual plan and the LUEP.

PERMITS AND APPROVALS:
1. The Applicant is requesting a General Plan Amendment to the West Los Angeles Community Plan to land use designation of the site from Light Industrial to General Commercial. The Applicant is also requesting an amendment to Footnote No. 1 of the West Los Angeles Community Plan to add an additional exception for Height District No. 1 to permit Height District No. 2. The proposed additional exception to Footnote No. 1 would read as follows:
a. Height District No. 1. except for height District No. 2 at the following locations: Property on Tract P M 4059, Lot C, Map Reference BK 103-51/52.
2. Zone Change (and Height District Change) from M2-1 to C2-2D (Sec. 12.32 Q)) with a D limitation of 3.91:1 FAR. (Sec. 12.32)

3. Conditional Use Permit for Major Development Project. (Sec 12.24 U.14)

4. Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 72298 for the creation of airspace lots, including residential condominium units. (Sec. 17.01)

5. Haul route approval. (Sec. 17.13)

6. Conditional Use Permit for Wireless Telecommunications Facilities. (Sec. 12.21 A.20 and 12.24 W.49)

7. Master Conditional Use Permit for off-site (grocery store, wine store) and on-site (restaurants) sales and consumption of alcoholic beverages. (Sec. 12.24 W.1)

8. Conditional Use Permit for Live Entertainment–dancing (Sec. 12.24 W.18)

9. Site Plan Review. (Sec. 16.05)

10. Zone variance to allow outdoor sales (including kiosks) in the C2 zone. (Sec. 14.14 A (b)(3))

11. Zone variance to allow outdoor dining in locations other than the ground floor in the C2 zone. (Sec.14.14 A (b)(3))

12. Zoning Administrator’s Determination for 10 percent reduction in commercial parking (Sec. 12.24 Y)

13. A Development Agreement for a term of up to 15 years.

ANTICIPATED SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: Based on the analysis contained in this Draft EIR, implementation of the Project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts to operational regional emissions, construction noise and vibration, construction-related traffic impacts; and operational and cumulative traffic impacts. Other issues addressed in the Draft EIR include aesthetics; air quality; cultural resources (archeological and paleontological resources, historical resources); geology and soils; greenhouse gas emissions; hazards and hazardous materials; hydrology and water quality; land use and planning; noise; population, housing and employment, public services (fire protection and emergency medical services, police protection, schools, libraries, parks and recreation); transportation and circulation; and utilities (water supply, wastewater, solid waste disposal, electricity consumption, natural gas consumption). With implementation of mitigation measures, no other significant and unavoidable impacts are expected to occur as a result of construction or operation of the Project.

DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: If you wish to review a print copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so during office hours (between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, City Hall, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at http://cityplanning.lacity.org by clicking on the “Environmental” tab, then “Draft EIR.” Print and digital versions are also available at the following Library Branches:

1) Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2) West Los Angeles Regional Library, 11360 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025
3) Mar Vista Branch Library, 12006 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066
4) Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, 2920 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064
5) Westwood Branch Library, 1246 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Sergio Ibarra at (213) 978-1333 to purchase copies.

COMMENT DUE DATE: The review period for the Draft EIR begins on November 20, 2014 and ends on January 15, 2014. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit in writing by January 15, 2015 no later than 4:00 P.M.

Please direct your comments to:

Mail:    Sergio Ibarra
             Environmental Analysis Section
             Department of City Planning
             200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
             Los Angeles, California 90012
Email: sergio.ibarra@lacity.org
Circulation Period: November 20, 2014 – January 15, 2015



Palladium Residences
ENV-2013-1938-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:2013081022
Council District: 13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 6201 West Sunset Boulevard and 6210 West Selma Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Project Description: A mixed-use development on an approximately 3.6-acre (154,648 square-foot) parcel in the CM and C4 Zones within the Hollywood Community Plan area. The Project includes two development options. Under Option 1 (Residential), the Project would contain up to 731 residential units. Under Option 2 (Residential/Hotel), the Project would provide up to 598 residential units and a 250 room hotel with related hotel facilities such as banquet and meeting area. Under both Options, the Project’s two new buildings would be up to 28 stories and approximately 350 feet in height, as defined by the Los Angeles Municipal Code, and would be constructed with the same structural configurations, including the same massing of above-ground and below-ground structures. Both Options would also include approximately 24,000 square feet of street level retail and restaurant uses, including activation of currently vacant retail space in the Palladium building along Sunset Boulevard. The Project would include recreation/spa facilities for residents, approximately 1,900 on-site parking spaces, and approximately 820 bicycle stalls. Parking would be located in a subterranean structure as well as in an above-grade structure along the northern edge of the Project Site. Additional landscaped open space would be provided for Project residents on the roof-tops of the parking structure and above the retail/restaurant structure at the southwest Project edge. Under both Options, based on a maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of 6.0:1, and a combined lot area of 154,648 square feet, the developed floor area on the Project Site would be approximately 927,354 square feet, including the existing 63,354 square-foot Palladium, within the permitted maximum.

The Project would include 111,339 square feet of commercial retail and restaurant uses within three lower levels (one subterranean) and one rooftop level, and 249 apartment units, including 28 affordable housing units, within the twelve upper levels representing 222,564 gross square feet of residential space. The Project would also provide a new, 9,134 square-foot public space (“Corner Plaza”) at the northeast corner of the site (this area is, and will continue to be, owned by the City, although the Applicant will be required to improve and maintain the area), a 34,050-square-foot central public plaza at the site interior (“Central Plaza”), public rooftop deck/garden areas (“Sunset Terrace”) along Sunset Boulevard, a private pool and pool deck area for residents (“Pool Terrace”), as well as other resident- only amenities totaling approximately 6,900 square feet that would include a residential lobby, resident recreation room, fitness center, business center, changing rooms, and library, as well as a wrap- around landscaped terrace on the fourth floor of the South Building (“Garden Terrace”). Parking for all proposed uses would be provided on-site via a seven-level (three subterranean and semi-subterranean levels) parking structure (“Parking Structure”) housed within the podium structure that includes 849 total parking spaces (295 for residential uses and 554 for commercial retail and restaurant uses). Short- and long-term bicycle parking totaling 985 spaces would also be provided on-site, including 428 spaces for residential uses and 557 spaces for commercial uses. The total development would include up to 333,903 square feet of commercial and residential space with a maximum floor-area ratio (FAR) of 3:1.
PERMITS AND APPROVALS: Project implementation would require the following discretionary entitlements and related approvals: General Plan Amendment to designate the Selma Avenue Area as Regional Center Commercial consistent with the Sunset Boulevard Area designation and the designation of surrounding properties; Zone Change and Height District Change to designate the entire site [Q]C4-2D-SN, removing the restrictions on residential uses on the Selma Avenue Area, updating references to the Community Redevelopment Agency on the Sunset Boulevard Area, potentially including options for rooftop dining, and adding a Q condition to require the Applicant to nominate the Palladium as a Historic-Cultural Monument in accordance with the City’s Cultural Heritage Ordinance in connection with the issuance of a building permit for the Project; Conditional Use Permit to allow the sale of a full line of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption at the Project’s proposed restaurant/dining and hotel uses, including in-room hotel mini-bars, hotel restaurant/bar, and hotel meeting rooms, as well as at the Project’s residential and/or hotel indoor and rooftop lounges (recognizing that the existing Hollywood Palladium already has a deemed-approved Conditional Use Permit for alcohol), and for off-site consumption within the Project’s ground floor retail at a potential gourmet food or boutique wine store; Conditional Use Permit to allow a hotel in the C4 zone within 500 feet of an R zone; Conditional Use Permit to allow Floor Area Averaging and Residential Density Transfer between the Project Site’s two parcels; Zoning Administrator Interpretation to specify the front, rear, and side yards of the Project; Zoning Administrator Interpretation to permit automated parking; Potential Zoning Administrator Adjustment to allow balconies to project approximately three feet into side yard; Vesting Tentative Tract Map to create ground and air lots, and haul route approval; Site Plan Review; Potential Development Agreement with the City of Los Angeles; Demolition permits; Grading, excavation, foundation, and associated building permits; and other permits and approvals as deemed necessary, including possible legislative approvals as required by the City to implement the Project.


DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: If you wish to review a copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at City Planning Department, Room 750, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

The Draft EIR is also available for viewing on cd-rom at the following libraries:
1) Central Library – 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2) Frances Howard Goldwyn-Hollywood Regional Library: 1623 North Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
3) Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library, 7140 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
4) John C. Freemont Branch Library, 6121 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038


COMMENT DUE DATE: The review period for the Draft EIR begins on October 23, 2014, and ends on December 8, 2014. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above, and submit them in writing by 4:00 P.M. on December 8, 2014.

lease direct your comments to:
Luciralia Ibarra
City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: (213) 978-1343
E-mail: luciralia.ibarra@lacity.org

Circulation Period: October 23, 2014 – December 8, 2014




Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
ENV-2013-1531-EIR State Clearinghouse Number:2013051086
Council District: 4 Community Plan Area: Wilshire
Project Location: 6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Project Description: The proposed Project includes the rehabilitation of the historic May Company Building (Original Building) and the construction of a New Wing, requiring demolition of a 1946 Addition to the May Company Building (built in 1939). The Original Building will include 165,700 square feet of exhibition space, storage, theater and theater support areas, museum store, a café, lobby and visitor areas, administrative space, event, and kitchen and catering areas. The New Wing would be constructed on the north side of the Original Building and would include a Museum entrance, a 42,300 square-foot sphere housing a Main Theater for up to 1,000 persons, a 10,000 square-foot enclosed View Deck, and pedestrian bridges linking the New Wing to the Original Building as well as an outdoor, ground-level, Piazza.

PERMITS AND APPROVALS: The Proposed Project would require approval of discretionary actions by the City of Los Angeles, which may include: Zone Change to remove existing [Q]; Cultural Heritage Commission approval for work relative to the Original Building (HCM No. 566); Design Overlay Plan Approval for compliance with Miracle Mile CDO and a Director’s Determination of Consistence with the Miracle Mile CDO, and other approvals as may be required; Master Conditional Use Permit to allow sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption; Variances for outdoor dining, and to permit alternative locations for code-required bicycle spaces; Permits for grading, excavation, demolition, and building; Haul route approval, as necessary; Police Commission approval for extended construction hours, as may be required; Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Sign Supplemental Use District for the Project Site to allow the proposed signage program; Site Plan Review for construction of the new Museum floor area; Special Permission for Reduction of Off-Street Parking to allow a 10 percent reduction in the required number of parking spaces for an institutional use located within 1,500 feet from the planned Metro Westside Subway Extension, Wilshire/Fairfax entrance; A Zoning Administrator’s Interpretation for the following: that the provisions for Reduction of Off-Street Parking also apply to institutional (museum) and auditorium (theater) uses; that the provisions of the Historical Exemption allow for a reduction in retained parking for demolition of the 1946 Addition; Certification of and Environmental Impact Report; and Other approvals as needed and as may be required.


DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: If you wish to review a copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at City Planning Department, Room 750, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

The Draft EIR is also available for viewing on cd-rom at the following libraries:
1) Central Library – 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2) Fairfax Branch Library: 161 South Gardner Street, Los Angeles, 90036
3) Frances Howard Goldwyn-Hollywood Regional Library: 1623 North Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028


COMMENT DUE DATE: The review period for the Draft EIR begins on August 28, 2014, and ends on October 14, 2014. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above, and submit them in writing by 4:00 P.M. on October 14, 2014.

Please direct your comments to:
Luciralia Ibarra
City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: (213) 978-1343
E-mail: luciralia.ibarra@lacity.org

Circulation Period: August 28, 2014 – October 14, 2014





Studio City Senior Living Center
ENV-2001-1196-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:2002031028
Council District: 2 Community Plan Area: Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass
Project Location: 4141 Whitsett Ave., Studio City, CA 91604

Project Description: The proposed Project includes the construction of a new 200-condominium unit senior housing development with an associated subterranean parking structure, known as the Studio City Senior Living Center (SCSLC), on a site currently used for recreational purposes known as Weddington Golf and Tennis. The existing 16 tennis courts and tennis uses on the site would be removed to accommodate the Project; however, the existing golf course, driving range, clubhouse, and other golf uses would be retained, with modifications.

PERMITS AND APPROVALS: The Project would require various approvals and may include, but would not be limited to, the following: a Tract Map; Conditional Use Permits for the golf uses and alcohol sales; a Zone Variance for various golf elements; a Building Line Removal; a Site Plan Review for the residential uses; on a portion of the site, a General Plan Amendment on a portion of the site from Open Space to Medium Residential, and a Zone Change from A1-1XL to R3-1; and excavation, demolition, grading, revocable/encroachment, haul route, and building permits; and any additional actions as may be deemed necessary or desirable.


DOCUMENT REVIEW AND COMMENT: If you wish to review a copy of the Draft EIR or the documents referenced in the Draft EIR, you may do so by appointment, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the Marvin Braude Constituent Services Center, Department of City Planning at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. Room 351, Van Nuys, CA 91401.

The Draft EIR is also available for viewing on cd-rom at the following libraries:
1) Central Library – 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2) North Hollywood Regional Library – 5211 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601
3) Studio City Branch Library – 12511 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA 91604


COMMENT DUE DATE: The review period for the Draft EIR begins on July 31, 2014, and ends on September 15, 2014. If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above, and submit them in writing by 4:00 P.M. on September 15, 2014.

Please direct your comments to:
Adam Villani
City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 351
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Fax: (213) 978-1343
E-mail: adam.villani@lacity.org

Circulation Period: July 31, 2014 - September 30, 2014





LAX Specific Plan Amendment (Northside Update)

State Clearinghouse Number:2012041003
Council District: 11 Community Plan Area: LAX
Project Location:Approximately 340 acres generally bounded by Sepulveda Westway and Sepulveda Boulevard to the east, LAX to the south, Pershing Drive to the west, and generally 91st Street to the north.

Project Description: The proposed Project would set forth new regulations for future development occurring within the Northside sub-area of the LAX Specific Plan. The proposed Project is intended to create a vibrant, sustainable center of employment, retail, restaurant, office, hotel, research and development, education, civic, airport support, recreation, and buffer uses that support the needs of surrounding communities and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). In order to allow the flexibility for future development to respond to changing market conditions, transfers and exchanges of uses and development rights would be allowed within limited areas of the Project site, not to exceed specified development, environmental, and design constraints. Adoption of the proposed Project would enable the development of up to 2,320,000 square feet of new development and would permit areas for recreation, open space, and buffer space. The proposed Project would establish a vehicle trip cap of 23,635 total daily vehicle trips. Implementation of the proposed Project may also include a street vacation of Cum Laude Avenue.

City Planning Commission, City Council, and Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approval and certification of the following will be required as part of the Project:
  • Amendment of the LAX Specific Plan
  • Update of the 1989 Design Plan and Development Guidelines for LAX Northside
  • Approval of a Vesting Tract Map including potential street vacations and haul routes
  • LAX Specific Plan Compliance Review procedures for individual development projects
  • A Development Agreement
  • Certification of the Project Final EIR, including adoption of the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP)


The proposed Project would bring the existing design standards up-to-date; respond to current market realities and stakeholder interests; comply with FAA requirements and regulations, including FAA grant requirements; allow the development of the Project site in line with current best-practices in urban design and sustainability; and reinforce the LAX Northside as a buffer area between LAX and the residential neighborhoods to the north by reshaping the topography and introducing compatible development. The objectives of the proposed Project include: balancing the needs of neighborhoods and LAX; meeting rigorous environmental sustainability standards in design, construction, operation, and landscaping; managing vehicle traffic through smart engineering and trip reduction; achieving the best use of the property and fair market value; complying with all applicable zoning, land use, and air traffic regulations; and providing a foundation for other neighborhood improvements and services.



Review Locations: The environmental impact report is available for review by appointment at LAWA, Clifton A. Moore Administration Building, at 1 World Way, Room 218, Los Angeles, and other locations:.

- Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library, 7114 West Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045
- Playa Vista Branch Library, 6400 Playa Vista Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094
- El Segundo Library, 111 West Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245
- Inglewood Library, 101 West Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90301
- Culver City Library, 4975 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230


COMMENT DUE DATE: If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above and submit them in writing by 5 p.m., Pacific Time, Monday, June 30, 2014. Please direct your comments to:

Los Angeles World Airports, Capital Programming and Planning
Environmental & Land Use Planning – Attention: Lisa Trifiletti, Director
One World Way, Suite 218, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Online: www.ourlax.org

Circulation Period: May 15, 2014 – June 30, 2014

DCP Staff Contact for Questions:
Shawn Kuk
213) 978-1290
Shawn.kuk@lacity.org




City of Los Angeles Mobility Plan 2035 (MP 2035)
ENV-2013-0911-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:2013041012
Council District: Citywide Community Plan Area: Citywide
Project Location: City of Los Angeles

Project Description: The Mobility Element Update is being prepared in compliance with the 2008 Complete Streets Act (Assembly Bill 1358), which mandates that the circulation element of the General Plan be modified to plan for a balanced, multimodal transportation network that meets the needs of all users of streets, roads, and highways, defined to include motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, children, persons with disabilities, seniors, movers of commercial goods, and users of public transportation, in a manner that is suitable to the rural, suburban, or urban context of the general plan. Compliance with the Complete Streets Act is expected to result in increased options for mobility; managed congestion and reduced greenhouse gas emissions; more walkable communities; and fewer travel barriers for active transportation and those who cannot drive such as children or people with disabilities. Complete streets play an important role for those who would choose not to drive if they had an alternative as well as for those who do not have the option of driving. The Complete Streets Act specifically encourages an increase in non-driving modes of travel.

The proposed project is a comprehensive revision of the adopted 1999 City of Los Angeles Transportation Element of the General Plan that will guide mobility decisions in the City through year 2035. The proposed Mobility Plan 2035 includes: (1) Policies – that support the goals and objectives described above; (2) an Enhanced Complete Street System – that prioritizes selected roadways for pedestrian, bicycle, transit, or vehicle enhancements; (3) an Action Plan – that prioritizes actions necessary for implementing the policies and programs; (4) a Complete Streets Manual – that describes and identifies implementation procedures for the City’s expanded Street Standards and Guidelines; and (5) a Bicycle Plan – incorporated into this plan since the previous 2010 Bicycle Plan was adopted in 2011. The project will also be consistent with the 2012-2035 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.

The City of Los Angeles has over 7,500 miles of streets, 469 square miles of land, and nearly 3.8 million people. The complete streets will implement roadway enhancements that improve travel for non-auto modes—whether walking, bicycling, or public transit. The Enhanced Complete Street System outlines modal enhancements for particular major streets that will improve the transportation system overall. The networks were developed in the larger context of creating complete citywide transportation options, and also consider enhancements for pedestrians, automobiles, and goods movement.



Review Locations: The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 667, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.

1. Van Nuys Civic Center - 14410 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, CA 91401
2. Central Library - 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
3. Exposition Park Library - 3900 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90062
4. San Pedro Library - 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
5. Arroyo Seco Library - 6145 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
6. North Hollywood Library - 5211 Tujanga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601
7. Mid-Valley Library - 16244 Nordhoff Street, North Hills, CA 91343
8. West Valley Library - 19036 Vanowen Street, Reseda, CA 91335
9. Goldwyn-Hollywood Library - 1623 N. Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
10. West Los Angeles Library - 11360 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025


COMMENT DUE DATE: If you wish to submit comments regarding the Draft EIR, please reference the file number above, and submit them in writing by Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Please direct your comments to:

My La
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street, Room 667
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: (213) 978-1477
E-mail: My.La@lacity.org

The Draft EIR may also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase, contact My.La@lacity.org.

Circulation Period: February 13, 2014 - May 13, 2014



The Lexington Project         
Case No. ENV-2006-9653-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2007031159
Council District: 4 Hollywood Community Plan Area
Project Address: 6677 W. Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Project Description: The proposed Lexington Project would include the development of approximately 786 residential units with approximately 22,200 square feet of community-serving retail and restaurant uses. The residential uses would be located within six buildings ranging from five to six stories in height and would include open space and recreational amenities. The community-serving retail and restaurant uses would be located on the ground level along the Santa Monica Boulevard frontage. Additionally, a three level parking facility, providing approximately 1,612 spaces within two subterranean levels and one ground level, would be located below the residential uses. To accommodate the proposed project, existing structures on the site would be removed.

In 2008, a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for The Lexington Project was prepared and published in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The June 2008 Draft EIR was circulated for a 45-day public review period as required by CEQA from June 19, 2008, to August 4, 2008. A Final EIR was not completed and the EIR was not certified. Due to the recession, the project sat dormant until 2012, when the current applicant/property owner, elected to reinstate the entitlement process. In light of the recent regulatory changes, as well as to facilitate public disclosure and input, the City has prepared the Recirculated Portions of the June 2008 Draft EIR (RPDEIR) for the project.

The project would require various approvals that may include, but would not be limited to, the following: certification of an EIR; a vesting tentative tract map (including relief from the Advisory Agency’s parking policy); General Plan Amendment to change the designation of the site from Commercial Manufacturing to General Commercial; zoning change to change the zoning of the site from [Q]CM-2D-SN to C2-2D-SN; Site Plan Review findings; Conditional Use Permit for alcoholic beverages; demolition, grading, excavation, foundation, and associated building permits; haul route approval; Project Permit Compliance or other necessary signage approvals pursuant to the requirements of the Hollywood Signage Supplemental Use District; and any additional actions as may be deemed necessary.

REVIEW LOCATIONS AND COMMENT DUE DATE: REVIEW LOCATIONS AND COMMENT DUE DATE: The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.

1. Central Library: 630 W. Fifth St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. John C. Freemont Branch Library: 6121 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
3. Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library: 7140 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
4. Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Branch: 1623 N. Ivar Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028


The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact Emily Dwyer at (213) 978-1326..

Circulation Period: July 18, 2013 to September 2, 2013




Sunset Bronson Studios Entertainment Center
ENV-2010-1768-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2011091029
Council District:13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: A 4.36-acre portion of the Sunset Bronson Studios campus at 5800 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028


Project Description: The Proposed Project would provide for new studio/media-related office and office production uses within the existing Sunset Bronson Studios campus. Specifically, the Proposed Project involves the development of a 13-story office building and a five-story production office building, both of which would be supported by a seven-story parking structure with two levels of subterranean parking. The Proposed Project would also include a replacement guard station along Van Ness Avenue, an outdoor seating area and café adjacent to the proposed production office building, and landscaping. These improvements would result in a net increase of approximately 391,018 square feet of building area. In addition, an increase of approximately 1,399 net new parking spaces would be provided within the Sunset Bronson Studios campus upon completion of the Proposed Project.


Review Locations:
The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations (CD copies):


1) Central Library – 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2) F.H. Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library – 1623 N. Ivar Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
3) Will and Ariel Durant Branch Library – 7140 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90046

The DEIRs can also be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Karen Hoo at (213) 978-1331.


Circulation Period: March 7, 2013 – April 22, 2013; 4:00 p.m.









Granada Hills-Knollwood and Sylmar Community Plan Updates
ENV-2006-5623-EIR & ENV-2006-5624-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2008021061 & 2008021089
Council District: 7 and 12 Community Plan Area: Granada Hills-Knollwood and Sylmar Community Plans


Project Description:

Granada Hills-Knollwood:
The Proposed Granada Hills-Knollwood Community Plan (GH-K Proposed Plan) includes changes to land use designations and zones that are intended to accommodate growth anticipated in the SCAG 2030 Forecast. It is a conservative growth plan that aims at preserving single-family residential neighborhoods, open space, and natural resources while accommodating a variety of housing opportunities near major commercial corridors. The GH-K Proposed Plan would preserve the character of existing single-family and equine-keeping neighborhoods by maintaining lower density land use designations and limiting the allowed residential floor area of some neighborhoods to preserve the character and scale of the existing community. The GH-K Proposed Plan seeks to direct growth away from existing single-family residential neighborhoods and toward multiple-family and commercial areas. The policies of the GH-K Proposed Plan emphasize the importance of planning for sustainability; improved mobility; more open space, plazas, and parks; and better urban design. There are also policies for improving the attractiveness and functionality of commercial areas. The establishment of lively and walkable commercial districts while retaining positive elements of Granada Hills-Knollwood’s small-town environment is a key goal of the Proposed Plan. Proposed land use changes would be implemented by General Plan amendments, zone changes, and amendments to the Granada Hills Specific Plan and Equinekeeping “K” Supplemental Use District, a Residential Floor Area District for the Old Granada Hills area, and other long range implementation programs.


Sylmar:
The Proposed Sylmar Community Plan (Sylmar Proposed Plan) includes changes in land use designations and zones that are intended to accommodate growth anticipated in the SCAG 2030 Forecast. It is a conservative growth plan that aims at preserving existing single-family residential neighborhoods, open space, and natural resources and accommodating a variety of housing opportunities near public transit, services, and amenities. The Sylmar Proposed Plan would preserve the character of existing single-family and equine-keeping neighborhoods, and the general semi-rural suburban character of the area, by maintaining lower density land use designations. The Sylmar Proposed Plan seeks to direct growth away from existing single-family residential neighborhoods by focusing growth along higher-intensity commercial corridors, including emphasis of the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station area with increased residential and commercial activity. The policies emphasize the importance of planning for sustainability; improved mobility; more open space, plazas, and parks; and better urban design. There are also policies for improving the attractiveness and functionality of commercial and industrial areas. The establishment of lively and walkable commercial districts while retaining positive elements of Sylmar’s semi-rural environment is a key goal of the Proposed Plan. Proposed land use changes would be implemented by General Plan amendments, zone changes, height district changes, amendments to the Equinekeeping “K” Supplemental Use District, a Community Plan Implementation Overlay District, and other long range implementation programs.

Review Locations:
Printed copies of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) are available for review at local libraries (listed below) and at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Suite 430, Van Nuys, California 91401. Printed copies of the Draft EIR are available for review at the following Library Branches:

1) Central Library—630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2) Granada Hills Branch Library—10640 Petit Ave, Granada Hills, CA 91344
3) Sylmar Branch Library—14561 Polk Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342

CDs including the Draft EIR and Appendices are available for purchase from the Planning Department for $7.50 per copy. Contact Anna Vidal at (818) 374-5043 or Emily Yllescas at (818) 374-5058 to purchase one.

If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference the file number ENV-2006-5523-EIR & ENV-2006-5524-EIR, and submit them in writing by November 26, 2012.

Please direct your comments to:

Sylmar
Granada Hills-Knollwood: Emily Yllescas, Sylmar Planner
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 430
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Emily.Yllescas@lacity.org
P: (818) 374-5058
F: (818) 374-9955


Granada Hills-Knollwood:
Anna Vidal, Granada Hills-Knollwood Planner
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 430
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Anna.Vidal@lacity.org
P: (818) 374-5043
F: (818) 374-9955



Circulation Period: October 11 to November 26, 2012 (Extended to December 11, 2012 @4p.m.)









West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert New Community Plan
ENV-2008-478-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2008021013
Council District: 5 , 8 and 10 Community Plan Area: West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Community Plan Area


Project Description: The West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert New Community Plan (West Adams New Community Plan or proposed project) is a comprehensive revision of the adopted 1998 West Adams Community Plan. The proposed project includes new policies and programs, as well as zone changes, plan land use designation and district amendments, and establishes overlay zones. The zoning designations would serve to regulate development standards such as: heights of structures, setbacks, lot coverage, density and intensity, open space, use of land, parking, and design. A Community Plan Implementation Overlay District (CPIO) would also be established to regulate development that is consistent with the General Plan, to enhance the unique character of neighborhoods, and to address growth within the West Adams CPA. While the policies and programs contained within the West Adams New Community Plan do apply throughout the Plan Area, only certain portions are proposed to undergo zoning and land use changes. The change areas are classified into different types: CPIO subdistrict and Specific Plan Amendment change areas, nomenclature change areas, and zone changes to establish consistency. The nomenclature change areas are changes in name only; densities, heights, and land uses would not change in these areas as a result of the proposed project. Other zone change adjustments would simply create consistency between existing land uses and the General Plan. The CPIO subdistrict and Specific Plan Amendment change areas are where “active” changes will be made. These changes will primarily involve properties located along the commercial and industrial corridors of Pico, Robertson, Venice, Washington, Adams, West, Jefferson, Martin Luther King Jr., La Cienega and Crenshaw Boulevards as well as Slauson and Florence Avenues, and 48th and 54th Streets. Existing development parameters along these corridors will be tailored in a manner that directs future growth away from adjacent residential neighborhoods to higher-intensity commercial center locations. Other “active” change areas include Transit Oriented Development (TOD) areas located directly adjacent to Phase I of the Expo Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations at Exposition/Crenshaw Boulevards, La Brea/Farmdale Avenues, Jefferson/La Cienega Boulevards, and Venice/Robertson Boulevards. In addition, TOD strategies are considered at station areas for the proposed Crenshaw/LAX Corridor LRT at the intersections of Crenshaw/Exposition Boulevards, Crenshaw/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevards, Crenshaw Boulevard/Vernon Avenue, and Crenshaw Boulevard/Slauson Avenue. All of these TODs would allow for an increase in both jobs and housing through their increased height and density characteristics. In addition to policies addressing the distribution of land uses and building intensity, the proposed West Adams New Community Plan also addresses mobility, historic preservation, urban design, provisions for public infrastructure, public safety, and healthy and sustainable communities. The proposed project intends to allocate land uses in a manner which promotes economic, social, and physical welfare of the community, providing sufficient land for housing,jobs, and recreation while preserving historic, cultural, and environmental resources.

REVIEW LOCATIONS:
A copy of the Draft EIR and the documents referenced in the Draft EIR are available for review at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning at 200 North Spring Street, Room 667, Los Angeles. Copies of the Draft EIR are also available for review at the following City of Los Angeles Public Library branches: • Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071


• Angelus Mesa Branch Library, 2700 West 52nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90043
• Baldwin Hills Branch Library, 2906 South La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90016
• Hyde Park Branch Library, 2205 West Florence Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90043
• Jefferson Branch Library, 2211 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018
• Robertson Branch Library, 1719 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035
• Washington-Irving Branch Library, 4117 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018


The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact Cherry Yap at (213) 978-1164.
Please direct your comments to:

Reuben N. Caldwell, AICP
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 667
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Reuben.Caldwell @lacity.org
(213) 987-1477 (fax)


Circulation Period:September 13- November 13, 2012










San Pedro Community Plan Update
ENV-2009-1558-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2008021004
Council District: 15 Community Plan Area: San Pedro
Project Location: The Community Plan Area is located adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. It is generally bounded by: Taper Avenue on the north; John S. Gibson Boulevard, Harbor Boulevard, the West Channel of the Port of Los Angeles, and Cabrillo Beach on the east; the Pacific Ocean on the south; and the western border of Los Angeles with the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.


Project Description: The Proposed San Pedro Community Plan (Proposed Plan) includes changes in land use designations and zones that are intended to accommodate growth anticipated in the SCAG 2030 Forecast. It is a conservative plan that aims at preserving existing single-family residential neighborhoods and accommodating a variety of housing opportunities near public transit, services, and amenities. The Proposed Plan would preserve the character of existing single-family and lower density neighborhoods by maintaining lower density land use designations and limiting the allowed residential density of some neighborhood commercial areas. The Proposed Plan seeks to direct growth away from existing residential neighborhoods by focusing growth in higher-intensity commercial centers, including emphasis of the downtown as San Pedro’s regional center with increased residential and commercial activity. The policies emphasize the importance of planning for sustainability, improved mobility, more open space, plazas, and parks, and better urban design. There are also policies for improving the attractiveness and functionality of Downtown San Pedro, the Gaffey Street and Pacific Avenue commercial corridors, and the North Gaffey Street industrial areas. The establishment of lively and walkable commercial districts while retaining positive elements of San Pedro’s small-town environment is a key goal of the Proposed Plan. Proposed land use changes would be implemented by Plan amendments, zone changes, and height district changes and other long range implementation programs.

REVIEW LOCATIONS:
The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 667, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.

1) Central Library - 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2) San Pedro Regional Branch Library – 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
3) Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch Library - 24000 S. Western Ave, Harbor City, CA 90710


The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact Cherry Yap at (213) 978-1164.
Please direct your comments to:

Debbie Lawrence, San Pedro Community Planner
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 667
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Debbie.Lawrence@lacity.org


Circulation Period: August 09, 2012 - September 24, 2012 @ 4 p.m










Barlow Hospital Replacement and Master Plan Project
ENV-2009-2519-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2009081080
Council District: 01 Community Plan Area: Silver Lake—Echo Park—Elysian Valley Community Plan
Project Address: 2000 Stadium Way

Project Description: The Project site is the campus of Barlow Respiratory Hospital, located at 2000 Stadium Way in the Silver Lake-Echo Park-Elysian Heights Community Plan Area of the City of Los Angeles. The Project site occupies two parcels bisected by Stadium Way and totaling 25 acres, and is developed with 39 buildings and structures built between 1915 and 1972; surface parking; and landscaped areas as well as undeveloped open space. The total square footage of the existing on-site buildings is approximately 138,380 square feet. Barlow Hospital has operated medical facilities in this location since 1902.

The Project proposed replacement of the existing 49-bed hospital facility with a new 56-bed acute care hospital in compliance with SB 1953, the State’s Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act, as well as a 24-bed subacute care skilled nursing facility, and administration and support facility. Proposed hospital facilities would total approximately 131,000 square feet and would be located on a 3.25-acre portion of the Project site. Eleven existing buildings on the Project site would be retained and adaptively reused by the hospital and for community use. The remainder of the Project site would be subdivided into 13 parcels and redeveloped with 888 multi-family residential dwelling units including at least a 10 percent set-aside for low-income households and totaling approximately 1,065,600 square feet; approximately 15,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving commercial uses; and 1,552 parking spaces. Development on-site following Project buildout would total approximately 1,211,115 square feet. The Project site is listed on the California Register of Historical Resources, designated as City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 504, and has been determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as an Historic District. Project implementation would demolish 28 buildings on-site, including 21 contributing buildings and landscape features to the Historic District.


REVIEW LOCATIONS:
The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and at the following libraries:

1. Central Library: 630 W. Fifth St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Arroyo Seco Regional Library – 6145 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
3. Echo Park Branch Library- 1410 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
4. Edendale Branch Library - 2011 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

Please direct your comments to: Diana Kitching
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 North Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 978-1343 (fax)
diana.kitching@lacity.org



Circulation Period: April 26, 2012 - June11, 2012 at 4 PM.








Bixel and Lucas Project
ENV-2007-5887-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2008041049
Council District: 01 Community Plan Area: Westlake
Project Address: 1102-1136 W. 6th Street, 632-636 S. Lucas Avenue, 611-629 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Project Description: The Project site is a 4.l-acre property with a vacant eight-story potentially historic former medical office building, warehouse, vacant auditorium, vacant gas station and associated service bays/carport, and a surface parking lot. The total square footage of the existing on-site buildings is approximately 94,250 square feet. The Project site is located on 6th Street between Lucas Avenue and S. Bixel Street. The Project proposes the redevelopment of the site with 648 dwelling units (with a minimum of 5 percent of the units designated as Very Low Income units, and up to 39,996 square feet of commercial retail space in a unified development comprising: (1) the existing eight-story Medical Office Building located at the corner of 6th Street and Lucas Avenue, which will be converted to 42 joint living & work quarter units per the City's Adaptive Reuse Ordinance and rehabilitated in accordance with the Secretary of Interior's Standards for the Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings; and (2) a new mixed-use building up to ten stories tall around a landscaped Project-oriented courtyard on the podium level. Parking will be provided within a parking garage consisting of up to three levels above ground and/or three subterranean levels.

Requested Entitlements: Approvals required for the Project may include, but are not limited to: 1) A 20 percent density bonus, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.22.A.25, to provide 648 dwelling units, in lieu of the maximum permitted 658 units, based on its set aside of 5 percent very low income units, with a reduced parking option as allowed by Section 12.22.A.25(d), and one incentive permitting a 20 percent reduction in open space requirements as allowed by Section 12.22.A.25(f)6; 2) Approval of the Project as a Unified Development for Residential Density and Floor Area Averaging in accordance with Section 6.1.3 of the Central City West Specific Plan; 3) Approval designating the building at 1136 W. 6th Street as an Adaptive Reuse Project; 4) Approval to locate parking for the Medical Office Building within Phase 2 as an incentive for Adaptive Reuse of the Medical Office Building; 5) Project Permit Compliance pursuant to the Central City West Specific Plan; 6) A Specific Plan Adjustment to permit use of 50 percent of the lot area in two side yards as open space; 7) Demolition, Grading, Foundation, and Building Permits; 8) Haul Route Approval; and additional actions as determined necessary.


REVIEW LOCATIONS:
The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and at the following libraries:

1. Central Library: 630 W. Fifth St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Arroyo Seco Regional Library – 6145 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
3. Echo Park Branch Library- 1410 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
4. Pico Union Branch Library - 1030 S. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90006

The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact Karen Hoo at (213) 978-1331.


Circulation Period: April 19th, 2012 - June 4th, 2012 at 4 PM.








Boyle Heights Mixed Use Project
Case No. ENV-2008-2141-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2008061123
Council District: 14 Community Plan Area: Boyle Heights
Project Address: 2901 E. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90023

Project Description: Thurman Interim California, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company through its affiliate, Fifteen Group Land and Development plans to develop the Boyle Heights Mixed-Use Community Project (proposed project). The project site is currently developed with 1,187 units of rental housing. The proposed project would replace existing residential development with a new mixed-use residential/commercial community that would include rental units and increased homeownership opportunities, complemented by neighborhood-serving retail and office space, civic uses, green/open space, and amenities. Specifically, the project would include up to 4,400 residential units comprised of no less than 1,200 rental units and up to 3,200 condominium units, 325,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail, office, and civic uses, approximately 24 acres of public, semi-private, and private usable open space and approximately 18.21 acres of planted streetscape and yard areas. Upon completion of the project, there would be no net loss of rental housing units within the project site as compared to current conditions. Overall, the project is intended to provide a walkable community with modern amenities and a high-quality design that promotes sustainability.



REVIEW LOCATIONS:
The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 667, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.

1. Central Library – 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles 90071
2. Malabar – 2801 Wabash Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90033
3. Benjamin Franklin 2200 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles CA 90033
4. Robert Louis Stevenson – 803 Spence Street, Los Angeles CA 90023

The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact Sergio Ibarra at (213) 978-1333.



Circulation Period: October 20, 2011 to December 19, 2011







Andora Avenue TTM Project         
Case No. ENV-1986-0062-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 86052110
Council District: 12 Community Plan Area: Chatsworth – Porter Ranch
Project Address: 9503 Andora Avenue, Los Angeles, 91311

Project Description: The project is a request to change the zone on the property from A1-1 and A2-1 to RE40-1-H-K and to subdivide the property under Tentative Tract Map No. 53426 into 48 lots for 45 single-family and three open space lots. No change is proposed to the General Plan land use designation, which is currently Minimum residential density, corresponding to the OS, A1, A2, and RE40 zones, and Very Low residential density, corresponding to the RE20 and RA zones. The average residential size lot would be 45,428 sf, which exceeds the 40,000-sf minimum lot size of the RE40 zone. Minimum net lot size will be 32,000 sf. Additional actions required by the City may also include Grading permit; Building permits; Permit for removal/relocation of Santa Susana tarweed; and Permit for NPDES storm water discharge, etc.
Of the approximately 91 acres on the site, approximately 38 acres would be preserved as permanent, common open space. The remainder of the property would be developed into an equestrian-oriented gated community along four private streets. The community’s main access road would be Rogers Way, approximately 50 feet in width and originating at the current terminus of Andora Avenue. The existing terminus of Andora Avenue would be completed as a 60-foot-wide public right-of-way and standard cul-de-sac. Beyond the public cul-de-sac, the roadway would become private Rogers Way and traverse the site, westerly, curve northerly, and terminate at the property line between the subject property and the privately held property to the north, with no connection to property to the west in Ventura County. Additional private streets, “A,” “B,” and “C” Courts, would provide access to proposed lots not fronting on Rogers Way.
The project would be developed as a gated, equestrian-oriented community. Residential lots would have a pad size varying from approximately 11,000 to 30,000 sf, which exceeds the minimum pad area of 9,000 sf for equestrian communities. The proposed homes would generally consist of four or more bedrooms and be one and two stories in height. Maximum building height would not exceed 25 feet for one-story structures and 35 feet for two-story structures.
Open space lot No. 46 would house a private equestrian center, accessible to residents by vehicle via a driveway easement. A 12-foot-wide public equestrian trail would be dedicated and improved from Andora Avenue to the northerly property line of proposed lot No. 37 to the Ventura/Los Angeles County line.
The project is designed to retain the property’s natural features to the extent feasible. Landform and contour grading techniques will be employed to minimize the amount of grading. Development of the project would require grading of 600,000 cubic yards of dirt, which will be balanced on site and would also preserve many of the natural rock outcroppings.


REVIEW LOCATIONS: The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact Jimmy Liao at (213) 978-1331, or David Somers at (213) 978-1355. The environmental impact report is also available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.


1) Chatsworth Branch Library: 21052 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311
2) Porter Ranch Library: 11371 Tampa Avenue, Porter Ranch, CA 91326
3) Los Angeles Central Library: 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

 

COMMENT DUE DATE: If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference the environmental case number (ENV-1986-0062-EIR), and submit them in writing by April 5, 2010.

 

Circulation Period: February 18, 2010 to April 5, 2010







Verdugo Hills Golf Course Project         
Case No. CPC-2007-3082 and ENV-2007-3038-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2007121012
Council District: 2 Community Plan Area: Sunland-Tujunga-Shadow Hills-Lake View Terrace-East La Tuna Canyon
Project Address: 6433 La Tuna Canyon Road, Tujunga

Project Description: The proposed project would construct 229 single family detached units on a project site of approximately 58 acres. The homes would be two-stories in height, with four bedrooms and would have an average floor area of approximately 2,200 square feet. Each unit would have a two car garage; in addition the project would provide ¼ guest parking space per unit for a total of approximately 57 guest spaces.
Approximately 25 acres of the 58-acre project site are currently developed with a golf course and supporting uses, all of which would be demolished. The proposed homes would be constructed on the portion of the site currently occupied by the golf course. The remaining portions of the project site would be retained as open space.


REVIEW LOCATIONS: The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.

(1) Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071;
(2) Sunland Tujunga Library – 7771 Foothill Boulevard, Tujunga CA 91042

The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact David Somers at (213) 978-1355.


Circulation Period: May 21, 2009 - August 19, 2009.







Archstone Hollywood Mixed-Use Project         
Case No. ENV-2007-3810-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2007101024
Council District: 4 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Address: 6911 & 6931 Santa Monica Blvd., 1125 and 1155 Mansfield Ave., 1120, 1130, and 1150 Orange Dr.
Project Description: Development of 348 apartment units, 40,654 square feet of office uses, and 15,101 square feet of ground floor retail/restaurant space. Parking for 983 cars in one to 1.5 subterranean levels and one level covered at grade. Office uses in free-standing building over one level below-grade parking. Total site development of 445,559 square feet with 2.56:1 FAR. Vehicle access from Mansfield Avenue and Orange Drive. Maximum height 5 stories/65 feet residential, 5 stories/85 feet office. Zone change and height district change from R3-1XL, C2-1D, and M1-1VL to C2-2D. General Plan Amendment from Medium Residential, Highway-Oriented Commercial, and Limited Manufacturing to General Commercial. Other actions include a merger into one lot and subdivision of 348 condominium units, a Conditional Use Permit for alcohol at restaurants, Site Plan Review, and a possible agreement for funding on off-site sewer improvements.

REVIEW LOCATIONS: The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.

1. Central Library: 630 W. Fifth St, Los Angeles, CA 90071;
2. Durant Branch: 7140 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046;
3. Fairfax Branch: 161 S. Gardner St., Los Angeles, CA 90036;
4. Goldwyn-Hollywood Regional Branch: 1623 N. Ivar Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028;
5. Fremont Branch: 6121 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038.

The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. Contact Adam Villani at (213) 978-1472.


Circulation Period: September 18, 2008 to November 3, 2008.




WestField - Fashion Square         
Case No. ENV 2007-9914-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2007071103
Council District: 2 Community Plan Area: Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake
Project Address: 14006 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, California 91423.
Project Description: The Fashion Square Expansion Project is proposed by the Applicant, Sherman Oaks Fashion Associates (an affiliated company of Westfield). The Applicant seeks approval of to expand the existing Fashion Square shopping center on an approximate 28.8-acre site. Implementation of the shopping center expansion project requires a Zone Change to bring the entire site to (T)(Q)C2-1L, a Conditional Use Permit for construction of a “Major Development Project” (MDP) that exceeds the threshold of 100,000 square feet of non-residential development, a Conditional Use Permit for Commercial Corner development, a Zone Variance to deviate from the 45-foot height restriction of the Commercial Corner regulations, a Conditional Use Permit for the on-site sale and consumption of a full line of alcoholic beverages (CUB), and a request for Shared Parking.

REVIEW LOCATIONS: The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.

1.) Los Angeles Department of City Planning - 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 351, Van Nuys, CA 91401
2.) Central Library - 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
3.) Sherman Oaks Branch Library - 14245 Moorpark Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
4.) Encino-Tarzana Branch Library - 18231 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356

The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact Tom Glick at (818) 375-5070.


Circulation Period: September 11, 2008 to October 27, 2008.




Panorama Place Project         
Case No. ENV-2006-2133-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2006061027
Council District: 7 Community Plan Area: Panorama City-Mission Hills
Project Address: 14665-14697 W. Roscoe Blvd.
Project Description: The project proposes to develop approximately 504 residential condominium units (approximately 494,360 square feet of residential space) and approximately 452,400 square feet of retail uses (including, but not limited to retail, restaurant, health club and grocery store uses) on an 8.7-acre site within the Panorama City community of the City of Los Angeles. The northern building component would include subterranean parking, up to six levels of above ground retail parking and 12 levels of residential units, and would extend to up to approximately 240 feet in total height. The southern building component would be up to approximately 80 feet in height at the parapet wall and up to approximately 105 feet in height from the highest billboard, and would include three levels of retail uses and an enclosed truck loading dock. The northern and southern components of the proposed project would be separated by a three-level covered boulevard approximately 100 feet in height, which would accommodate vehicular traffic at the ground-level and pedestrian access to the parking garage at each retail level. The project would include the demolition of three one-to two-story commercial structures that are currently vacant and surface parking lots. The onsite structures include a former Montgomery Ward Building, former auto repair shop, and former restaurant building.

REVIEW LOCATIONS: The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.

1. Central Library: 630 W. Fifth St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Panorama City Branch Library - 14345 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91402

The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact David Somers at (213) 978-1355.


Circulation Period: September 5, 2008 to October 20, 2008.




The New Leaf Hills Master Plan Project         
Case No. ENV-2007-2769-EAF
State Clearinghouse Number: 2007071145
Council District: 4 Hollywood Community Plan Area
Project Address: 2500 - 2529 N. Woodstock, 2500 – 2548 Thames, 2500 – 2551 Leicester, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Project Description: A residential project in the Mt. Olympus area of the City of Los Angeles. At the time the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for this project was sent out the project included the construction of 11 new homes (compared to the one new home now proposed) and remodeling of the five existing unfinished homes (now the applicant proposes to complete these five homes rather than substantially remodel and complete them). Since publication of the NOP the project applicant has held extensive discussions with surrounding property owners and has agreed to reduce the project to the currently proposed plan. The applicant, Alan Kapilow, now proposes to construct one new home and complete 5 partially constructed homes on a 3.37-acre site. About 0.40 acres of unimproved street would remain on the site (Leicester Drive). The full improvement of about 0.39 acres of public streets (Woodstock Road) is proposed; Woodstock Road through the site is currently graded but not paved. Woodstock Road and Leicester Drive pass through the site and terminate just southwest of the site. A large area of the site (13 lots) would be maintained as an open space easement through donation to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy or other means.

REVIEW LOCATIONS: The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact Dan O'Donnell at (818) 374-5066. The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.

1. 14410 Sylvan Street, Rm#351, Van Nuys, CA 91401
2. Central Library: 630 W. Fifth St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
3. Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library: 710 W.Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
4. Frances Howard Goldwyn-Hollywood Regional Branch Library: 1623 N. Ivar Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028


COMMENT DUE DATE: If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR please submit them in writing by October 06, 2008. Send comments to:

Dan O'Donnell, City Planner
Los Angeles Department of City Planning
14410 Sylvan Street, Rm# 351
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Dan O'Donnell


Circulation Period: August 20, 2008 to October 06, 2008




The Lexington Project         
Case No. ENV-2006-9653-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2007031159
Council District: 4 Hollywood Community Plan Area
Project Address: 6677 W. Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Project Description: The proposed Lexington Project would include the development of approximately 786 residential units with approximately 22,200 square feet of community-serving retail and restaurant uses. The residential uses would be located within six buildings ranging from five to six stories in height and would include open space and recreational amenities. The community-serving retail and restaurant uses would be located on the ground level along the Santa Monica Boulevard frontage. Additionally, a three level parking facility, providing approximately 1,612 spaces within two subterranean levels and one ground level, would be located below the residential uses. To accommodate the proposed project, existing structures on the site would be removed.

The project would require various approvals and may include, but may not be limited to, the following: certification of an Environmental Impact Report; a vesting tentative tract map; general plan amendment to change the designation of the site from Limited Industrial to General Commercial; zoning change to change the zoning of the site from [Q] M1-1VL-SN to C2-2D-SN; Site Plan Review Findings; relief from the Advisory Agency’s parking policy; Conditional Use Permit for alcoholic beverages; Project Permit Compliance or other necessary signage approvals pursuant to the requirements of the Hollywood Signage Supplemental Use District; demolition, grading, excavation, foundation, and associated building permits; haul route approval; and any additional actions as may be deemed necessary.

REVIEW LOCATIONS AND COMMENT DUE DATE: REVIEW LOCATIONS AND COMMENT DUE DATE: The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.

1. Central Library: 630 W. Fifth St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. John C. Freemont Branch Library: 6121 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
3. Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library: 7140 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
4. Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional Branch: 1623 N. Ivar Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028


The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact David Somers at (213) 978-1355.

Circulation Period: June 19, 2008 to August 4, 2008




MDR Tower - Vesting Tentative Tract No. 66643         
Case No. ENV-2006-2641-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2006091035
Council District: 11 Venice Community Plan Area
Project Address: : 4363 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90292
Project Description:MDR Tower, LLC is proposing to build a 31-story (366-foot) mixed-use retail and condominium project on a 1.49-gross acre (1.09-net acres) triangular site at 4363 Lincoln Boulevard in the Oxford Triangle portion of the Venice Community Plan area. The project will consist of 158 residential units, including 10% of the units designated as affordable for Very Low-Income households. The for-sale condominiums will consist of a combination of one, two and three-bedroom units. Residents-only amenities will include a fitness center and a recreation deck with pool and spa facilities. There will also be 3,178 square feet of small convenience retail/ commercial space, which will primarily serve Oxford Triangle residents. The project will provide a total of 19,175 square feet of open space, or 40.6 % of the 1.09-net acre site. The open space will consist of 9,617 square feet of hardscape along Lincoln Boulevard, 4,229 square feet of landscaping at the northwest side yard and 5,329 square feet of landscaping at the southwest side yard. A total of 408 parking spaces will be provided in a 6-level, above-ground structure designed to be indiscernible from the outside. The pool deck will be located on top of the parking structure. Located in close proximity to the 90 Freeway, vehicular ingress and egress to the project site will be from Lincoln Boulevard, a transit corridor.

REVIEW LOCATIONS AND COMMENT DUE DATE: The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.

1. Central Library: 630 W. Fifth St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library: 501 S. Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291
3. Westchester - Loyola Village Branch Library: 7114 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045
4. Mar Vista Branch Library: 12006 Venice Boulevard , Los Angeles, CA 90066
The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact David Somers at (213) 978-1355.

Circulation Period: November 26, 2007 to February 02, 2008.




New Paradise Church of God and Christ         
Case No. ENV-2003-6669-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2006032073
Council District: 7 Sylmar Community Plan Area
Project Address: : 13187 North Fellows Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
Project Description:Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to permit the construction of a 44’ high, 11,000 square-foot (sq. ft.) church, with 425 congregants and 85 on-site parking spaces with a circular driveway in the front. Then project site is a 54,506 sq. ft. parcel in the RA-1 zone.

REVIEW LOCATIONS AND COMMENT DUE DATE: The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations.
1. Central Library - 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Sylmar Branch Library - 14561 Polk Street, Sylmar, CA 91342
The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact David Somers at (213) 978-1355.

Circulation Period: October 18, 2007 to December 03, 2007.




Sea Glass Townhomes Project         
Case No. ENV-2004-7360-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2006041063
Council District 11 Westchester-Playa del Rey
Project Address: 6719-6823 S. Pacific Avenue
Project Description: The proposed project involves the development of an approximately 3.3 acre site with 35 residential condominium units with maximum height of 36 feet, totaling approximately 87,000 square feet, plus approximately 4,000 square feet of retail space on ground floor, and 128 parking spaces; Coastal Development Permit for same; approximately 1.5 acres of parcel will be dedicated open space. The project site is bounded to the east by Pacific Avenue, to the north by an undeveloped City-owned lot, to the south by Culver Boulevard, and to the west by public beach. Del Rey Lagoon Park is situated on the other side of Pacific Avenue, along with retail uses and multi-family residences in Zones [Q]C4-1VL and R3-1.

REVIEW LOCATIONS AND COMMENT DUE DATE: The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning, 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and other locations, listed below.

1. Central Library - 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2. Westchester-Loyola Village Library - 7114 W.Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
3. Playa Vista Library-6400 Playa Vista Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90094
4. Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Library-501 S.Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291

The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact Jonathan Riker at (213) 978-1355.

Circulation Period: October 27, 2006 to December 15, 2006.




Paseo Plaza Hollywood Project         
Case No. ENV-2005-7720-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2005111018
Council District 13 Hollywood
Project Address: 5651 Santa Monica Boulevard
Project Description: Vesting Tentative Tract Map, Zone Change (C4-1VL and R4-1VL to RAS4-1), Zoning Variances (height, Floor Area Ratio, commercial uses below ground floor), Site Plan Review Findings, demolition permit and other applicable administrative and discretionary permits such as haul route, grading and building permits to allow the construction of a 664,440 square foot mixed use project consisting of neighborhood retail and residential components. The Project Site consists of three properties (Site I, II and III). Site I consists of 13 tax parcels that total approximately 212,669 square feet (4.9 acres). The Proposed Project would involve the development of a mixed-use development with approximately 437 residential units, and 377,900 square feet of commercial space (including, but not limited to, retail, restaurant and commercial office uses) on site. Total parking proposed would be 1,811 spaces in three below grade structures.

REVIEW LOCATIONS AND COMMENT DUE DATE: The environmental impact report is available for review at the Department of City Planning at 200 North Spring Street, Room 750, Los Angeles. Copies of the Draft EIR are also at the following Library Branches:

1) Central Library - 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
2) John C. Freemont Branch Library – 6121 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
3) Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Branch Regional Library - 1623 North Ivar Street Los Angeles, CA 90028
4) Wilshire Library - 149 North St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA 90004

The Draft EIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact Jonathan Riker at (213) 978-1355.

Circulation Period: May 19, 2006 - July 5, 2006.




Health Sciences Campus - University of Southern California    (Broadband Highly Recommended)        
Case No. ENV-2004-1950-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2004101084
Council District 14 Northeast Los Angeles
Project Address: USC Health Sciences Campus/1510-1520 San Pablo Street
Project Description: The Project is proposed to occur on seven development sites within the USC Health Sciences Campus (HSC). The seven development sites are identified as Development Sites A through G. The Project consists of the development of between 585,000 and 765,000 square feet of academic and medical research facilities as well as medical clinic facilities. The development sites currently contain surface parking lots and/or are underdeveloped. Parking accommodations to support the proposed academic and medical-related uses are also included as part of the Project. The seven development sites comprise approximately 22 acres within the existing HSC. Actions requested by the applicant include: a General Plan Amendment from Public Facilities to General Commercial for Development Site C; a Zone Change from PF to C2 for Development Site C; a Zone Change for the Development Sites to establish [Q] conditions; a Height District Change from 2 to 3 for Development Site B; a Height District Change from 1VL to 2 for Development Site D; a Height District Change from 1 to 2 for Development Site F; a Development Agreement; a Variance from the distance requirement for parking to be provided within 750 feet of the proposed use; and possible subdivision actions.

REVIEW LOCATIONS AND COMMENT DUE DATE: The Draft EIR is available for review at the locations listed below. Written comments pertaining to the Draft EIR are welcome and should be submitted by July 11, 2005 and addressed to:

Jimmy Liao, City Planner/Project Coordinator
Environmental Review Section
Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Circulation Period: May 26, 2005 - July 11, 2005




Westchester Community Plan Update
Please direct your responses to:   Faisal Roble, Project Manager
CPB/EIR Unit
Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring St, Room 667
Los Angeles, Ca 90012
City of LA EIR No.:
                 2003-1922-EIR
City Plan Case No. :
                 1998-0010-CPU
State Clearinghouse No. :
                 2002061090
Council District 11 and 8 Westchester - Playa Del Rey Community Plan Area
Project Description: The project is the proposed update of the existing 1974 Westchester-Playa del Rey Community Plan and the refinement of the existing 1996 General Plan Framework Element to guide development through 2025. The Westchester Playa del Rey CPA comprises an area of approximately 15,225 acres, located about 6 miles west of downtown of Los Angeles. The CPA is generally bounded by Ballona Creek and the unincorporated Marina del Rey area to the northwest, Jefferson Boulevard and the Palms-Mar Vista Community Plan Area to the north, the City of Inglewood to the east and Los Angeles world Airport (LAWA) to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The Lead Agency has identified the following areas where the Project may have an impact on the environment: Earth, Air Quality, Noise, Land Use, Population, Employment and Housing, Transportation/Circulation, Public Services, Utilities, Recreation. Alternatives to the project consist of the "Existing 2000 conditions (No Project)" alternative, the "Proposed Community Plan Update (Project)" alternative, the "existing Plan Capacity (No Growth)" alternative and Southern California Association of Governments 2025 Market Forecast.
The General Plan Framework Element projects the following population, housing and employment levels for the Westchester Playa del Rey CPA for the year 2025:
 
Existing (2000) CPU projections to 2025 Market Forecast
Population (persons):   51,255     93,841     103,520  
Housing (units):   22,502     46,950     45,502  
Jobs:   62,628     72,551     72,551  
The proposed Plan projects a maximum population capacity that is greater than the level of development predicted by the SCAG 2025 Market Forecast for the period of implementation. However, it has a lower housing and employment capacity than the level forecasted by SCAG for the year 2025. During the life of the adopted Plan, growth will be monitored for the Congestion Management Program (CMP), adopted in December 1993 by the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority, and reported in the City's Annual Report on Growth and Infrastructure which is submitted to the City Planning Commission, the Mayor, and the City Council. In the fifth year following Plan adoption ( and every five years thereafter), the Director of Planning shall report to the City Planning Commission on the relationship between population, employment, housing growth and plan capacities. If growth has occurred faster than projected, a revised environmental analysis will be prepared and appropriate changes to the Community Plan and zoning will be recommended. These Plan and zoning changes, and any related moratoria or interim control ordinances, shall be submitted to the City Planning Commission, the Mayor, and the City Council, as specified in the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC).