Final Environmental Impact Reports (FEIR)






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.



Harvard-Westlake Parking Improvement Plan
ENV-2013-015-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2013041033
Council District: 2 Community Plan Area: Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass
Project Location: 3700 N. Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 91604

Project Description: The Project consists of the construction of a three-story, 750-space parking structure with a rooftop practice field and associated lighting at 3701 North Coldwater Canyon Avenue (the Development Site) to be used by the Harvard-Westlake School (Harvard-Westlake), located across the street at 3700 North Coldwater Canyon Avenue (the Campus), and the construction of a pedestrian bridge crossing over Coldwater Canyon Avenue from the Development Site to the Campus. Preparation of the Development Site includes the grading and removal of 137,000 cubic yards of soil (140,000 cubic yards were conservatively included in EIR analyses), the removal of a single-family residence, and the installation of soil nail wall retention system. The Project also includes roadway improvements and modified use of an existing Harvard-Westlake surface parking lot to facilitate traffic flow in the Project area and improve pedestrian and vehicle safety.



1020 S. Figueroa Street Project
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: The Proposed Project includes the demolition of the nine-story Luxe City Center Hotel (Luxe Hotel) and surrounding surface parking lots and the construction of 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.



San Pedro New Community Plan
ENV-2009-1558-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2008021004
Council District: 15 Community Plan Area: San Pedro
Project Location: The San Pedro Community Plan Area (CPA) contains approximately 3,674 acres and is situated in the southern portion of the City of Los Angeles. The CPA is geographically located on the Palos Verdes peninsula at the southern terminus of the Harbor Freeway (I-110), and is adjacent to the Wilmington-Harbor City Community Plan Area. The CPA is also located adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. The CPA 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 Project (Proposed Plan) is an update of the San Pedro Community Plan. The San Pedro Community Plan is one of the 35 Community Plans, which comprise the Land Use Element of the General Plan and is intended to promote an arrangement of land uses, streets, and services that will encourage and contribute to the economic, social, and physical health, safety, welfare, and convenience of the people who live and work in the Community. The Proposed Project will allocate land for the range of uses that the community will need through 2030, including land for housing, jobs, services and recreation, and improve the link between land use and transportation in a manner that is consistent with the General Plan Framework (GPF), the citywide growth strategy. The Community Plan’s goals, objectives, policies, and programs are specific, action-oriented ideals which the City will promote during the lifespan of the Proposed Plan.

The Proposed Project is intended to: Update the existing 1999 San Pedro Community Plan (Policy Document) which will guide development in this Community Plan Area (“Community Plan Update”); Update General Plan land use designations and corresponding zones (also referred to as the “Plan Map”), including map footnotes and symbol changes; Amend the applicable Circulation Element (Mobility Plan 2035) of the General Plan as necessary for consistency with the Community Plan Update; Adopt any zone and height district changes necessary to implement the Community Plan Update; Repeal the Downtown San Pedro Community Design Overlay ordinance (Ordinance No. 179,935); and Adopt the San Pedro Community Plan Implementation Overlay (CPIO) District to implement the Community Plan Update.





City Market Los Angeles Project
ENV-2012-3003-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2013021046
Council District: 14 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.

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.



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.



Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Master Plan Project
ENV-2012-1962-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2008101017
Council Districts: 8 and 10 Community Plan Area: West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert
Project Location: 3650 and 3691 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard; 3901-4145 S. Crenshaw Boulevard; 4020-4090 S. Marlton Avenue; 3701-3791 W. Santa Rosalia Drive; and 3625-3649 W. Stocker Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Project Description: Redevelopment of the existing Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, resulting in a mixed-use retail, commercial, office, hotel, and residential project totaling approximately 3,072,956 square feet of floor area. The existing enclosed mall structure and cinema will be maintained and 77,933 square feet of the existing free-standing structures will be demolished. The project will result in a total net floor area of approximately 2,056,215 square feet consisting of: 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 within 961 residential units (551 condominiums and 410 apartments). The project includes a total of 6,829 parking spaces and 885 bicycle spaces. Subsequent to the Revised Draft EIR, the applicant has reduced the height of the proposed office building from 145 feet to 135 feet and the hotel building from 135 feet to 94 feet.



Landmark Apartments Project
ENV-2013-3747-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2014031014
Council District: 11 Community Plan Area: West Los Angeles
Project Location: 11750-11770 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90025

Project Description: A 34-story residential building containing up to 376 multi-family residential dwelling units, including market-rate and affordable units, and an approximately 18,000 square-foot, privately maintained, publicly accessible open space area on a 2.8 acre site. The project site is currently occupied with a 42,900 square-foot, single-story supermarket building, to be demolished under the project; a 364,791 square-foot, 17-story office building, to remain; and a four-level subterranean parking structure spanning the project site. 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, resulting in a total of 1,122 parking spaces on-site. In total, the project will contain 360,291 square feet of floor area upon full build out.



Coastal Transportation Corridor Specific Plan (CTCSP) and West Los Angeles Transportation Improvement and Mitigation Specific Plan (WLA TIMP) Specific Plans Amendment Project
ENV-2014-1458-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2014051070
Council Districts: 5, 11 Community Plan Area: Brentwood-Pacific Palisades, LAX, Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey, Venice, Westchester-Playa Del Rey, West Los Angeles, Westwood
Project Location: The Project study area is in the western portion of the City of Los Angeles (the “Westside”) and encompasses the Coastal Transportation Corridor Specific Plan (CTCSP) area and the West Los Angeles Transportation Improvement and Mitigation Specific Plan (WLA TIMP) area. The CTCSP area includes all or parts of the Westchester-Playa Del Rey, Palms Mar Vista-Del Rey, and Venice Community Plan areas and the LAX Plan area. The CTCSP area is generally bounded by the City of Santa Monica on the north, Imperial Highway on the south, the San Diego Freeway (I-405) on the east, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. The WLA TIMP area includes all or parts of the Westwood, West Los Angeles, Brentwood-Pacific Palisades, and the Palms-Mar Vista Del Rey community plan areas, and is generally bounded by the City of Beverly Hills/Beverwil Drive/Castle Heights Avenue/National Boulevard/Hughes Avenue on the east; Sunset Boulevard on the north; the City of Santa Monica and Centinela Avenue on the west; and Venice Boulevard on the south.

Project Description: The Proposed Project consists of amendments to the CTCSP and WLA TIMP. The amendments include an update to the list of transportation improvements and mitigation measures to be funded, in part, by the impact fees collected from new development; 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; and a new transit-oriented development (TOD) credit. The Proposed Project’s updated project lists include the following categories of transportation improvements: transit, bicycle and pedestrian, roadway & intelligent transportation system (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 LADOT’s Traffic Study Policies and Procedures, and are in line with current best planning practices.



333 La Cienega Boulevard Project
ENV-2015-897-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2016011061
Council District: 5 - Paul Koretz Community Plan Area: Wilshire
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, with a little over 5 percent of the permitted base density (8 units) set aside as Very Low Income Household 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 up to 240 feet in height. 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. The project would also include 264 bicycle parking spaces. Permits and Approvals: Site Plan Review pursuant to LAMC 16.05-C,1(B); General Plan Amendment pursuant to LAMC 11.5.6; Vesting Zone and Height District Change pursuant to LAMC 12.32-F and 12.32-Q; a Variance for alternative long-term bicycle parking pursuant to LAMC 12.21-A,16(E)(2)(iii); Master Conditional Use Permit for on-site and off-site alcohol sale and consumption pursuant to LAMC 12.24-W,1; Density Bonus pursuant to LAMC 12.22-A,25; and a Vesting Tentative Tract Map pursuant to LAMC 17.15.



Clarendon Street Apartments Project
ENV-2015-1853-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2015071037
Council District: 3 Community Plan Area: Canoga Park - Winnetka - Woodland Hills - West Hills
Project Location: 22055 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 (FAR). 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.



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

Project Description: The Project involves a 35-lot subdivision (33 residential lots and 2 open space lots) on an approximately 91-acre undeveloped site, located on the westerly terminus of Andora Avenue. The site would be developed with 33 single-family residences and associated public streets, with approximately 63.3 acres (or roughly 70 percent of the total project site) proposed as an open space conservation easement.



Brentwood School Master Plan
ENV-2014-572-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2014061059
Council District: 11 (Mike Bonin) Community Plan Area: Brentwood - Pacific Palisades
Project Location: 100 S. Barrington Place and 12001 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Project Description: Brentwood School, the Project Applicant, is proposing to adopt and implement the Brentwood School Education Master Plan (“the Project”), a 30-year campus improvement plan that would alter both the East and West campuses of the school. On the East Campus, located at 100 S. Barrington Place, the Project would include removing two buildings, adding three new buildings and two replacement buildings, and renovating and expanding two buildings. These changes would result in a net addition of approximately 244,300 square feet and a floor area ratio (FAR) of approximately 1.2:1, which is below the 3.0:1 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) within two ground floor garages located under new buildings.

Total enrollment at the East Campus would increase from 695 to 960 students, including the relocation of the 6th grade from the West Campus to the East Campus. This enrollment increase would be phased in over 4 years from 2017 to 2020 as new buildings for the middle school program are completed. On the West Campus, located at 12001 Sunset Boulevard, the Project would include removing seven buildings and adding two new buildings and one replacement building. The improvements would result in a net addition of approximately 32,119 square feet with a resulting FAR of approximately 0.6:1, which is below the 3.0:1 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. Total enrollment at the West Campus would remain unchanged at 300 students.





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.





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-squarefoot 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.



4051 Alameda Street Project
ENV-2012-920-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2014061030
Council District: 9 Community Plan Area: Southeast Los Angeles
Project Location: 4051 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California, 90058

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 123 parking spaces; Building 2 consists of two stories that occupy approximately 133,680 total square feet and provides 79 parking spaces; Building 3 consists of a single story with a mezzanine that occupies approximately 116,724 total square feet and provides 96 parking spaces; and Building 4 consists of a single story with a mezzanine that occupies approximately 113,743 total square feet and provides 106 parking spaces. In total, the proposed project would occupy approximately 353,375 square feet of warehouse space, 112,745 square feet of office space, and 14,000 square feet of manufacturing space.



8150 Sunset Boulevard
ENV-2013-2552-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2013091044
Council District: 4 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 8148-8182 West Sunset Boulevard; 1438-1486 North Havenhurst Drive; 1435-1443 North Crescent Heights Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Project Description: The proposed project is a mixed-use development of an approximately 2.56-acre (111,339 square foot) site. The project site is currently occupied by two commercial buildings and associated parking, all of which would be removed to allow for the proposed project. The project would include approximately 111,339 square feet of commercial retail and restaurant uses, and 249 residential apartment units, including 28 units set aside for Very Low Income Households, representing 222,564 gross square feet of residential space. The total development would include up to 333,903 square feet of commercial and residential space with a maximum floor area ratio of 3:1. The project would consist of two buildings over a single podium structure with various elements ranging in height from two stories to 16 stories. The North Building 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 overall building height is approximately 216 feet as measured from the lowest point of the project site. Parking for all proposed uses would be provided on-site via a seven-level (of which three levels are subterranean or semi-subterranean) parking structure housed within the podium structure. For reference, please also see the Draft EIR and Recirculated Draft EIR.

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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).



West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert New Community Plan
ENV-2008-478-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2008021013
Council Districts: 5,8,10 Community Plan Area: West Adams-Balwin Hills-Leimert
Project Location: The West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Community Plan Area (West Adams CPA) is located approximately seven miles southwest of Downtown Los Angeles and contains approximately 6,130 acres (approximately 9.58 square miles) of developable land area. The West Adams CPA is bounded on the north by Pico and Venice Boulevards, on the west by Robertson Boulevard and the eastern limits of Culver City, on the south by the Baldwin Hills, City of Inglewood, and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County, and to the east by Arlington and Van Ness Avenues.

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.



Paramount Pictures Master Plan
ENV-2011-2460-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2011101035
Council Districts: 4,13 Community Plan Areas: Hollywood and Wilshire
Project Location: 5555 Melrose Ave.

Project Description: Paramount Pictures Corporation proposes the Paramount Pictures Master Plan Project that consists 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 comprising 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 existing 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.



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.



5750 Hollywood Boulevard
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 Project is a mixed-use development on 1.10 acres at 5732-5766 Hollywood Boulevard, in the Vermont/Western Transit Oriented District Specific Plan Area in the Hollywood Community Plan Area. A vacant 23,528 square-foot, two-story commercial building (c.1927 and 1937) occupies the eastern end of the Site; a one-story, 8,750 square-foot building (c. 1924) constructed as an automobile showroom and used for auto repairs until early 2014 occupies the western end. The Project would demolish the buildings and associated surface parking and redevelop the Site with a seven-story, 86-foot building containing 161 residential dwellings, including market-rate and affordable housing, five live/work units with ground-floor retail space fronting on Hollywood Boulevard, studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings, lofts, public open space, 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 and a floor 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 otherwise permitted, and two On-Menu Incentives including 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; and an 11-foot building height increase over the 75-feet otherwise permitted.



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.





Jordan Downs Specific Plan
ADDENDUM - January 4, 2016
Case No. ENV-2010-32-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2010021007
Council District: 15 Community Plan Area: Harbor Gateway
Project Address: The area generally bounded by 97th Street to the north, Alameda Street to the east, 103rd Street to the south, and Grape Street to the west

Project Description: The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has initiated the Jordan Downs Master Plan program to redevelop the Jordan Downs public housing complex and transform the Specific Plan area into a mixed-use development with new homes, jobs, schools, parks, and community facilities. The Department of City Planning (DCP) has prepared the Jordan Downs Specific Plan to implement the Master Plan. The Specific Plan includes public and private properties located in unincorporated Los Angeles County adjacent to the existing public housing. Before the unincorporated properties can be transferred to the City of Los Angeles and be included in the Specific Plan, the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) for the County of Los Angeles must approve their annexation.

Implementation of the Specific Plan would replace the 700 existing Jordan Downs housing units, one-for-one, and build up to 1,100 additional affordable and market-rate units. The 1,800 residential units include 700 public housing units, 700 affordable rental units, and 400 market-rate condominium units. In addition, up to 522,000 gross square feet (gsf) of employment uses would be developed: 502,000 gsf of new commercial, retail, and light industrial space along Alameda Street and 20,000 gsf of community-serving retail and services would be located in mixed-use buildings. Up to 230,000 gsf of new commercial space would be developed on HACLA-owned property and 292,000 gsf of commercial and light industrial uses could be developed on property owned by LAUSD and private parties.

As part of the proposed project, Century Blvd. would be extended eastward from Grape St. to connect with Tweedy Blvd. at Alameda St. The project would develop a 6.38-acre park and other community facilities, including a 50,000-sf Family Resource Center, a 17,000- sf gym, and a 3,000-sf pool facility. Two potential locations are also identified for a new elementary school and Jordan High School expansion.





Martin Expo Town Center
Addendum to the EIR
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 the removal of all existing structures and the construction of approximately 807,200 square feet of new development (approximately 707,801 net new square feet) with an FAR of 3.91:1. The Project proposes the development of 516 residential units (508,200 gross square feet), 99,000 square feet of retail floor area (consisting of a 50,000-square-foot grocery store, 40,000 square feet of general retail use, and 9,000 square feet of restaurant uses), 200,000 square feet of creative office floor area, and enclosed subterranean parking. The Project no longer includes a Land Use Equivalency Program.



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.




5901 Sunset Project
Corrected Notice of Availability and Rescheduled Public Hearing
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.


Granada Hills Community Plan Update
ENV-2006-5623-EIR & ENV-2006-5624-EIR State Clearinghouse Number: 2008021061 & 2008021089
Council District: 12 Community Plan Area: Granada Hills-Knollwood Community Plan
Project Location: Granada Hills-Knollwood Community Plan

Project Description:A community plan update has been proposed, for which the captioned Final Environmental Impact Report has been prepared. The project is described as: 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 New Community Plan
ENV-2006-5623-EIR & ENV-2006-5624-EIR State Clearinghouse Number: 2008021061 & 2008021089
Council District: 7 Community Plan Area: Sylmar Community Plan
Project Location: Sylmar Community Plan

Project Description: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.


Mobility Plan 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 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) Citywide General Plan Circulation System Maps (Highways and Freeways map) including information about Scenic Highways; and (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). The Action Plan includes the Network Concept Maps that identify potential roadways for pedestrian, bicycle, transit, or vehicle enhancements as well as depicts existing freight movement facilities. The Networks take into consideration proposed and programmed projects from a variety of sources. MP 2035 is further supported by a Complete Streets Design Guide, an update to the Complete Street Standards (Standard Plan S-470-1) and a Five-Year Implementation Strategy.

The project does not authorize specific right-of-way improvements. Physical changes to the enhanced network system cannot occur without additional community engagement, design development and environmental review.


Hollywood Cherokee
ENV-2013-522-EIR State Clearinghouse Number: 2013101063
Council District: 13 – Mitch O’Farrell Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 1718 and 1722–1730 North Las Palmas Avenue; 1719–1719 ½ and 1727–1727 ½ 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 FAR of approximately 3.66:1, averaged across the Project Site, and an overall density of 196.5 dwelling units per acre.  A four-level 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.  Twenty-four of the 224 residential units (11 percent) would be set aside for very low-income residents; as such, the Project qualifies for a density bonus of up to 35 percent, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 12.22.A.25.  The Applicant is electing to use only an approximate five percent density bonus.  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.


Palladium Residences
Palladium Residences Final Environmental Impact Report - Errata No. 1
Palladium Residences Final Environmental Impact Report - Errata No. 2
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 would maintain and enhance the historic Palladium that will continue to operate as an event venue and will develop the surface parking lost surrounding the Palladium with new construction that 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.


MGA Mixed-Use Campus
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:The project is an integrated light industrial/corporate office and residential mixed-use campus development project (Campus Project). The Campus Project would 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 buildings (i.e., Buildings A-D); (3) shared recreational campus amenities located throughout the project site; and (4) approximately 14,000 square feet of campus and neighborhood serving retail and restaurant uses. The project site will be subdivided (Vesting Tentative Tract Map) into one master ground lot and four (4) airspace lots accommodating the proposed residential units and retail/commercial uses. A total of 1,467 parking spaces will be provided.


Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
ENV-2013-1531-EIR State Clearinghouse Number:2013051086
Council District: 4 Community Plan Area: Wilshire
Project Location: 6001- 6067 West 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 Original Building (built in 1939). The Original Building will include 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. The total proposed floor area for the project would be approximately 208,000 square feet.


Sea Breeze Apartments --- Revised and Updated Final EIR
ENV-2009-339-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:2010021020
Council District: 15 Community Plan Area: Harbor Gateway
Project Location: 1311 W. Sepulveda Blvd. (tentative), Torrance, CA 90501; APN #7347-018-094 & #7347-018-097


Project Description: The Proposed Sea Breeze Apartments Project (known as Tract # 65665 Lot 2 and Lot 3) would involve the development of two six-story structures containing residential uses and parking. The Project Site comprises two lots totaling 222,906 square feet of land area: Lot 2 comprises 112,804 square feet and Lot 3 comprises 110,102 square feet. The Proposed Project would include a total development of 696,901 gross square feet, including 445,000 gross square feet of residential floor area and 251,901 gross square feet of parking and circulation areas.

The Proposed Project would include the construction of two residential structures. Both structures would include two above-grade levels of parking with four levels of residential uses above the parking levels. Both buildings will include 176 multi-family apartment units, for a total of 352 residential units (344 two-bedroom units and 8 three-bedroom units). The maximum building height on the Project Site would be approximately 65 feet. The apartment units would range in size from approximately 980 square feet to approximately 1,464 square feet.

The Proposed Project would require approval of discretionary actions by the City of Los Angeles, which may include the following:
• General Plan Amendment from Heavy Manufacturing to Neighborhood Commercial with a Height District designation of 2;
• Zone Change from M3-1VL to C2-2;
• Height District Change from 1VL to 2;
• Site Plan Review for 352 residential units;
• Adjustment to permit reduced rear yard of 15 feet northerly in lieu of the 18 foot rear yard required on Lot 2 and 3; side yards of 5 feet southerly in lieu of the 9 foot side yard on Lot 3 in the C2-2 Zone;
• Zoning Administrator Adjustment to permit 2½ foot balcony projections in lieu of 1 foot projections into the side yard westerly and southerly and, rear yard northerly on Lot 2 and 3 in the C2-2 Zone;
• 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.



Archer Forward: Campus Preservation and Improvement Plan
Case No. ENV-2011-2689-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2012011001
Council District:11 Community Plan Area: Brentwood-Pacific Palisades
Project Address: 11725 W. Sunset Blvd. / 11728 W. Chaparal Ave. / 141 N. Barrington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Project Description: The Project proposes improvements to the existing Archer campus totaling 75,930 square feet of net new floor area, including a 39,071-square-foot North Wing Renovation, a 41,400-square-foot Multipurpose Facility, a 22,600-square-foot Performing Arts Center (seating 650), a 7,400-square-foot Visual Arts Center, and a 2,300-square-foot open-air Aquatics Center. The existing outdoor athletic field would be improved to include regulation-size soccer and softball fields and athletic field lighting. Parking would be provided in a new underground parking structure located below the athletic field to accommodate 212 cars. Based on comments received during circulation of the Draft EIR, the Project was refined. The Project now consists of improvements to the existing Archer campus totaling 68,989 square feet of net new floor area, including a 30,400-square foot North Wing Renovation, a 39,330-square-foot Multipurpose Facility, a 19,025 square-foot Performing Arts Center (seating 395), a 7,400-square-foot Visual Arts Center, and a 9,675 square-foot enclosed Aquatics Center. The existing outdoor athletic field would be improved to include regulation-size soccer and softball fields without athletic field lighting. Parking would be provided in a new, reduced underground parking structure located below the athletic field and would accommodate 185 cars. The two adjacent properties currently owned by Archer would be removed to accommodate the Project.

Permits and Approvals: The Project would require various approvals and may include, but would not be limited to, the following: Vesting Conditional Use Permit for Private Schools; Modification of height and area regulations; Zoning Administrator’s Adjustment to permit fences/gates/walls up to eight feet in height; Site Plan Review; Haul Route Permit; Board of Police Commissioners permit for extended construction hours; Grading, excavation, demolition, and building permits; and any additional actions as may be deemed necessary or desirable.





The Lexington Project
Case No. ENV-2006-9653-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2007031159
Council District: 4 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Address: 6649-6687 West Santa Monica Boulevard; 1120-1122 North Las Palmas Avenue; and 6624-6650 West Lexington Avenue
Project Description: The Proposed Project includes a Vesting Tract Map for the merger and re-subdivision of an approximately 248,120 square-foot into one Master Lot and 10 airspace lots for the construction of a mixed-use development consisting of 695 residential condominium units and approximately 24,900 square feet of commercial space. The project includes a Density Bonus providing 5% of the units for Very Low Income households. The development would demolish the existing improvements and build five new structures ranging in height from 62 feet to 91 feet with commercial uses located at the ground level along Santa Monica Boulevard. The project will provide 1,391 parking spaces and 123,501 square feet of open space.





Oak Village Residences Project         
Case No. ENV-2005-8476-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2009031003
Council District: 1 Community Plan Area: South Los Angeles
Project Address: 902 and 910 Washington Boulevard, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1923, 1929, 1933, and 1939 Oak Street, and 903, 907, 911, 913, 917, 919 20th Street, Los Angeles, California, 90015
Project Description:The proposed project is the development of The Project site currently comprises ten separate parcels, totaling approximately 2.03-acres (88,586 square feet) and is fully developed with a commercial catering facility and an associated surface parking lot. The Project includes the demolition of the existing commercial structure and construction of an approximately 182,575-square-foot, 142-unit residential townhome/condominium development. The Project consists of six separate buildings, two condominium buildings, and four duplex townhome buildings. The condominium buildings would be six stories tall, approximately 65 feet at their highest point. The three-story (approximately 35 feet in height) townhomes would be located on the western portion of the Project site along 20th Street. The townhomes would all be four-bedroom units. The 134 condominium units would comprise 32 one-bedroom units, 76 two-bedroom units, 24 three-bedroom units, and two four-bedroom units. Two subterranean levels of parking would provide a total of 320 parking spaces. Access for pedestrians would be from Washington Boulevard, Oak Street, and 20th Street, with vehicle access to the subterranean parking, for both residents and visitors, provided along Oak Street.

The Project site is zoned [Q]C2-2-HPOZ (Commercial Zone), P-1-HPOZ (Automobile Parking Zone), and R3-1-HPOZ (Multi-Family Residential). The land use designation for the Project site is Commercial Manufacturing. In order to allow for the Project, the Applicant seeks to rezone the portions of the Project site currently zoned P-1-HPOZ and R3-1-HPOZ to CM-1-HPOZ. In addition, the Project Applicant requests a 28 percent density bonus pursuant to SB 1818 to provide 142 dwelling units including 11 very-low-income units, in lieu of the maximum permitted 111 units, with one incentive to permit a maximum 3:1 floor area ratio in lieu of the maximum 1.5:1 in the proposed CM-1-HPOZ zone.





Museum Square Office Building Project
ENV-2013-194-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2013051027
Council District: 4 Community Plan Area: Wilshire
Project Location: 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Project Description: The Proposed Project involves a lot split to separate an approximately 25,852 sq ft parcel at the northwestern corner of the Museum Square Site which contains a portion of the surface parking lot from the remainder of the Museum Square Site (which contains the 11-story commercial development, access lanes and parking structure). Following the lot split, the existing surface parking lot would be demolished, allowing for the construction of a new 13-story, approximately 249,500 sq ft commercial office building and the addition of two new levels of parking (approx. 162,768 sq ft) to the existing five-level parking structure. The 13-story building will be 207 ft high and following the addition, the parking structure will be approximately 72 ft high. The proposed new Museum Square Office building would have an approximately 68 ft setback from the northern property.

The Proposed Project would provide a total of 2,040 parking spaces; an addition of 550 net new spaces. Access for pedestrians would be from Wilshire Boulevard and Curson Avenue, with vehicle access to the parking structure, for both tenants and visitors, provided along Curson Avenue and Masselin Avenue. An additional service lane will be added to the north vehicular entry from Curson Avenue for easy access to the service entry and to ensure adequate ingress and egress for building patrons.





Century City Center - ERRATA
ENV-2004-6269-EIR-SUP1
State Clearinghouse Number: 2005051145
Council District: 5 Community Plan Area: West Los Angeles
Project Location: 1950 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067


Project Description: Century City Realty, LLC (the “Applicant”) proposes to modify a project previously approved by the City of Los Angeles in 2006, which permitted the development of approximately 483 residential condominiums in two 47-story towers and one 12-story building for a total of approximately 1.3 million square feet (the “Approved Project”) on an approximately 5.5-acre site at 1950 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, California, which is located at the northeast corner of Avenue of the Stars and Constellation Boulevard in Century City (the “Project Site”). The Applicant proposes to modify the Approved Project to allow for the construction of one 37-story (approximately 570 feet in height at site perimeter or 849 feet above mean sea level), approximately 700,000-square-foot office building, approximately 25,830 square feet of low-rise, one- and two-story office space, an approximately 1,300-square-foot Mobility Hub, a Transit Plaza, approximately 4,120 square feet of ancillary retail, and a partially subterranean parking structure with approximately 1,579 stalls (the “Modified Project”). The parking structure would feature an approximately 2.14-acre (approximately 93,000 square feet) landscaped green roof deck accessible to project tenants and their guests, and the Applicant proposes providing approximately 35,000 square feet of additional public open space on site. The Modified Project also would be designed to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rating or equivalent green building standards. In total, the Modified Project includes approximately 731,250 square feet of floor area, which represents a decrease of 561,108 square feet as compared to the Approved Project.


The Modified Project would require the following discretionary actions: (1) Project Permit Compliance Review; (2) Site Plan Review Findings; (3) Alternative Calculation of Trip Generation Factors pursuant to Section 6 of the Century City North Specific Plan; (4) Amendment of the Development Agreement between Century City Realty, LLC and the City of Los Angeles dated September 16, 2009, as approved by City Council Ordinance No. 180,765; (5) Revised existing access covenant and agreement with the City, and other covenant agreements as necessary; (6) Approval of enhanced street planting; (7) Certification of a Subsequent EIR; (8) Ministerial permits and approvals, such as grading permits, excavation permits, foundation permits, building permits, and public works permits; (9) Submittal of a Notice of Intent to the State Water Resources Control Board to comply with the Construction National Pollution Discharge Elimination System General Permit; (10) Storm sewer discharge permit and a Temporary Construction Dewatering Permit from the Regional Water Quality Control Board; (11) Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration/Determination of No Hazard to Air Navigation from the Federal Aviation Administration; (12) Any necessary permits from DOGGR with regard to closed on-site wells; (13) Haul Route permit; and (14) Other permits and approvals to be requested or as deemed necessary to implement the Modified Project.







Coronel Apartment Project - FEIR ERRATA #2
ENV-2012-110-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2012031014
Council District:13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 1600-1608 N. Serrano Avenue & 1601-1605 N. Hobart Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027


Project Description:The Project includes the demolition of four existing 2-story apartment buildings (totaling approximately 21,802 sf) and the retention of two existing 1-story bungalow structures (totaling approximately 1,661 sf after renovation). The two bungalow structures to be retained are currently on the Serrano Property and contain three, 1- bedroom dwelling units which will be relocated on-site to have direct access from the sidewalk along the Serrano Avenue frontage. A new 3- to 4-story apartment building over one level of subterranean parking will be constructed behind the relocated bungalow buildings and will contain 51 new dwelling units. The Project would result in a total 54 dwelling units on site with approximately 46,353 sf of floor area. This represents a net increase of 24 dwelling units and 22,731 additional square feet as compared to existing conditions. All the proposed units will be reserved for low-income households except one unrestricted unit for the apartment manager. The Project also includes 56 subterranean parking spaces, open space and landscaped areas.

The Project would require approval of the following discretionary actions: (1) Density Bonus/Affordable Housing Incentives Determination, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (“LAMC”) Section 12.22A25 and Govt. Code Secs. 65915-65918, to permit a 35% density bonus with 53, or 98%, of the dwelling units reserved as restricted affordable units (46% of the units reserved for Very Low Income households, 30% of the units reserved for Low Income households and 22% of the units reserved for Moderate Income households); and, parking provided pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22A25(d)(2)(i) (one parking space for each restricted affordable unit); (a) On Menu incentive, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22A25(f)(8), to permit averaging of density, open space and parking over the entire property and vehicular access from a less restrictive zone to a more restrictive zone; (b) Off Menu-Incentives, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22A25(g)(3) and Government Code Sec. 65915: (i.) Waiver or Modification of SNAP Sec. 7.A (Residentially Zoned Properties), to permit more than two lots to be tied together and containing approximately 32,541 square feet of lot area in lieu of the maximum 15,000 square feet of combined lot area otherwise permitted; (ii) Waiver or Modification of SNAP Sec. 7.D (Transitional Height), to permit a building that is approximately 33 feet greater in height than the height of the shortest existing building on any adjacent lot in lieu of the permitted 15 feet. (This would allow a building of approximately 45 feet in height in lieu of the 27 feet in height otherwise permitted); (iii.) Waiver or Modification of SNAP Sec. 7.I (Development Standards): (1) SNAP Guidelines, Sec. IV.3 Useable Open Space, to permit required common useable open space to maintain a 15-foot dimension, in lieu of the minimum 20-foot dimension; (2) SNAP Guidelines, Sec. IV.14 Privacy, to permit windows facing windows across property lines or facing private outdoor space of other residential units; (iv.) Waiver or Modification of LAMC Section 12.21C5(h), to permit an accessory use (open space) located in a more restrictive zone (R3 Zone) serving a main residential use located in a less restrictive zone ([Q]R4-2 Zone); (v) Waiver or Modification of LAMC Section 12.21.1A.1, to permit a building 45 feet in height in lieu of the 30 feet permitted in Height District No. 1XL. (2) Project Permit Compliance approval, pursuant to LAMC Section 11.5.7C.








Coronel Apartment Project - ERRATA
ENV-2012-110-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2012031014
Council District:13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 1600-1608 N. Serrano Avenue & 1601-1605 N. Hobart Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027


Project Description:The proposed Project includes the demolition of four existing 2-story apartment buildings (totaling approximately 21,802 sf) and the retention of two existing 1-story bungalow structures (totaling approximately 1,661 sf after renovation). The two bungalow structures to be retained are currently on the Serrano Property and contain three, 1-bedroom dwelling units which will be relocated on-site to have direct access from the sidewalk along the Serrano Avenue frontage. A new 3- to 4-story apartment building over one level of subterranean parking will be constructed behind the relocated bungalow buildings and will contain 51 new dwelling units. The proposed Project would result in a total 54 dwelling units on site with approximately 46,353 sf of floor area. This represents a net increase of 24 dwelling units and 22,731 additional square feet as compared to existing conditions. All the proposed units will be reserved for low-income households except one unrestricted unit for the apartment manager. The proposed Project also includes 56 subterranean parking spaces, open space and landscaped areas.

The proposed Project would require approval of the following discretionary actions: (1) Density Bonus/Affordable Housing Incentives Determination, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (“LAMC”) Section 12.22A25 and Government Code Secs. 65915-65918, to permit a 35% density bonus with 53, or 98%, of the dwelling units reserved as restricted affordable units (46% of the units reserved for Very Low Income households, 30% of the units reserved for Low Income households and 22% of the units reserved for Moderate Income households); and, parking provided pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22A25(d)(2)(i) (one parking space for each restricted affordable unit); (a) On Menu incentive, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22A25(f)(8), to permit averaging of density, open space and parking over the entire property and vehicular access from a less restrictive zone to a more restrictive zone; (b) Off Menu-Incentives, pursuant to LAMC Section 12.22A25(g)(3) and Government Code Sec. 65915: (i.) Waiver or Modification of SNAP Sec. 7.A (Residentially Zoned Properties), to permit more than two lots to be tied together and containing approximately 32,541 square feet of lot area in lieu of the maximum 15,000 square feet of combined lot area otherwise permitted; (ii) Waiver or Modification of SNAP Sec. 7.D (Transitional Height), to permit a building that is approximately 33 feet greater in height than the height of the shortest existing building on any adjacent lot in lieu of the permitted 15 feet. (This would allow a building of approximately 45 feet in height in lieu of the 27 feet in height otherwise permitted); (iii.) Waiver or Modification of SNAP Sec. 7.I (Development Standards): (1) SNAP Guidelines, Sec. IV.3 Useable Open Space, to permit required common useable open space to maintain a 15-foot dimension, in lieu of the minimum 20-foot dimension; (2) SNAP Guidelines, Sec. IV.14 Privacy, to permit windows facing windows across property lines or facing private outdoor space of other residential units; (iv.) Waiver or Modification of LAMC Section 12.21C5(h), to permit an accessory use (open space) located in a more restrictive zone (R3 Zone) serving a main residential use located in a less restrictive zone ([Q]R4-2 Zone); (v) Waiver or Modification of LAMC Section 12.21.1A.1, to permit a building 45 feet in height in lieu of the 30 feet permitted in Height District No. 1XL. (2) Project Permit Compliance approval, pursuant to LAMC Section 11.5.7C.








The Figueroa Streetscape Project
ENV-2012-1470-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2012061092
Council District: 1, 9, 14 Community Plan Area: Central Area, South Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles
Project Location: The Figueroa Streetscape Project is located within the public right-of-way in Central Area, South Los Angeles, and Southeast Los Angeles areas. It specifically includes S. Figueroa Street (from 7th Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard); 11th Street (from Broadway to Figueroa Street); Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (from Figueroa Street to Bill Robertson Lane); and Bill Robertson Lane (from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Exposition Boulevard).


Project Description: The Figueroa Streetscape Project (Proposed Project) consists of 4.5 miles of new bicycle facilities and streetscape improvements. The new bicycle facilities consists of three miles of a combination of new buffered bicycle lanes and cycle tracks along S. Figueroa Street, from 7th Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; a one-way westbound buffered bicycle lane along six blocks of 11th Street, from Broadway to Figueroa Street; and new buffered bicycle lanes along Bill Robertson Lane between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard. The streetscape improvements include pedestrian scale street lighting, new street trees and planting areas, repaired and enhanced sidewalk paving at transit stops, enhanced crosswalk treatments, transit furniture, and public art.

The Proposed Project would also involve reconfiguration of roadway striping as necessary, which would result in the loss of several vehicular travel lanes and loss of existing parking spaces throughout the corridor.

Subject to final approval by LADOT, the installation of the bicycle lanes is anticipated to take less than 12 months, and the completion of the first tier of bicycle lanes would begin sometime in 2013. Implementation of the proposed project would create a greater network of connectivity and would help meet the goals of the 2010 Bicycle Plan.

* A Draft EIR was circulated for both the City of Los Angeles 2010 Bicycle Plan First Year of the First Five-Year Implementation Strategy and the Figueroa Streetscape Project. Since the Draft EIR, a Final EIR was deemed necessary for only the Figueroa Streetscape Project. Comments on the 2010 Bicycle Plan First Year of the First Five-Year Implementation Strategy are addressed in a separate staff reports pursuant to Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 21092.5.







Ponte Vista Project
ENV-2005-4516-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:2010101082
Council District: 15 Community Plan Area: Wilmington-Harbor City
Project Location: 26900 S. Western Avenue


Project Description: The Project proposes a Specific Plan (proposed residential density is approximately 18-units per acre), General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Vesting Tentative Tract Map and a Development Agreement for the subdivision, construction and operation of a 1,135-unit residential development featuring both for sale and rental units in a combination of single-family, duplex, townhome, flat, and apartment units.

The Project Site is approximately 61.5 acres. The Project will require the demolition of the existing 245 residential units, a 2,161 square foot community center and a 3,454 square foot retail convenience facility that were constructed in 1962 by the U.S. Navy for the purpose of housing and accommodating personnel stationed at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. The site was closed in 1999. As part of the Project, all existing improvements would be removed from the site.

The Project will incorporate open space and recreational areas. The Project will also provide an access road from Western Avenue to the adjacent Mary Star of the Sea High School.







Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Sign District
ENV-2011-1965-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2012031055
Council District: 11 Community Plan Area: LAX
Project Location: LAX, One World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045


Project Description: The Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) proposes the development and implementation of a Sign District at LAX, in which new off-site signage would be permitted subject to certain restrictions. The proposed Project includes a maximum of approximately 81,522 square feet (sq ft) of proposed new off-site signage within the Landside Sub-Area and a maximum of approximately 289,600 sq ft of proposed new off-site signage within the Airside Sub-Area. The proposed Project would include a range of off-site signage, including supergraphics, wall signs, digital display signs, and other signs such as signs on passenger boarding bridges, signs on columns and hanging signs. Off-site signs advertise a business, use, facility, service or product not found at LAX (non-airport-related signage). The estimated implementation date for the construction of the new signage within the Project site is 2013. The advertising material would be periodically changed. Maintenance of the sign and related support structures would occur as needed. The proposed Project would include a sign ordinance which would contain provisions that establish regulations such as sign types, placement, number, dimensions, illumination, motion/animation, etc. The regulations of the proposed Sign District would supersede the regulations set forth in the Los Angeles Municipal Code. The proposed Project would also include a program to remove a number of billboards in the Los Angeles World Airport’s control and compliance with other applicable requirements from the Department of City Planning.







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 14-story office building and a five-story production office building, both of which would be supported by a primarily 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 cafe 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.







Millennium Hollywood Project
ENV-2011-675-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:2011041094
Council District: 13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Location: 1720, 1722, 1724, 1730, 1740, 1745, 1749, 1750, 1751, 1753, 1760, 1762, 1764, 1766, 1768, 1770 N. Vine Street; 6236, 6270, 6334 W. Yucca Street; 1733, 1741 N. Argyle Avenue; 1746, 1748, 1754, 1760, 1764 N. Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028


Project Description: The proposed project includes the construction of approximately 1,052,667 net square feet of new developed floor area. The historic Capitol Records Building and the Gogerty Building are within the Project Site. These historic structures would be preserved and maintained and are operating as office and music recording facilities under long term lease. Including the existing approximately 114,303 square-foot Capitol Records Complex, the Project would include a maximum of approximately 1,166,970 net square feet of floor area resulting in a 6:1 Floor Area Ratio averaged across the Project Site. The Project would also demolish and/or remove the existing approximately 1,800 square foot rental car facility..

The Project would develop a mix of land uses, including some combination of residential dwelling units, luxury hotel rooms, office and associated uses, restaurant space, health and fitness club uses, and retail uses. To facilitate long-term buildout of the Project, the Applicant is seeking approval of a Development Agreement. The Development Agreement would allow for development of the Project through 2035 and embody the Project’s pre-defined limits regarding developable floor area, permitted land uses, design guidelines, and site-specific development standards, which would collectively control the scale and massing of the Project. The Project would also implement an Equivalency Program to provide development flexibility for the future demands of the market and economy. The Equivalency Program would define a framework within which permitted land uses and square footages could be exchanged for certain other permitted uses so long as the limitations of the program are satisfied and no additional environmental impacts occur above those studied in the EIR.







II Villaggio Toscano Project
Case No. ENV-2004-6000-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2004111068
Council District: 2 Community Plan Area: Sherman Oaks- Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass
Project Address:4827 N.Sepulveda Blvd, Sherman Oaks

Project Description:
1) Pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (L.A.M.C.) Section 12.32 F and Q, the Applicant requests a Vesting Zone and Height District change from (Q)CR-1L, (Q)P-1L, R3-1L and R1-1L to the C2 zone and to Height District 2D to permit the construction of a new mixed use project containing a maximum of 399 residential units and approximately 52,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail space on a currently vacant 4.5 acre property. While the Height District 2 permitted floor area ratio of 6:1 generates approximately 1,270,602 square feet of development, the proposed project is only seeking a floor area ratio equal to 2.75:1 or approximately 582,359 square feet. The requested approval creates consistency with the adjacent zoning and General Plan Framework’s vision of the site.



2) Pursuant to L.A.M.C. Section 11.5.7.F, the Applicant requests the following Exceptions from the Ventura-Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan (“Specific Plan”) sections:

a) Section 6.B.4, which restricts the floor area of a project to 1.5 to 1. The Applicant is requesting a floor area ratio of up to 2.75 to 1.

b) Section 7.A.2.a, which prohibits front yard setbacks in excess of 10 feet. The Applicant is requesting to exceed the front yard setback by 59 feet for 132 lineal feet of the project’s approximate 461 lineal foot Sepulveda Boulevard frontage to accommodate an approximately 13,000 square foot public plaza, which is approximately 69 feet deep and approximately 132 feet wide.

d) Section 7.B.1, which restricts the maximum lot coverage to 75%. The Applicant is requesting maximum lot coverage of 78.5% at grade.

f) Section 7.E.1.b.4, which limits the building heights in this sub-area to 75 feet. The Applicant is requesting a maximum building height of 100 feet over approximately 32% of the site.



3) Pursuant to L.A.M.C. Section 11.5.7 C, the Applicant requests that the Director of Planning approval the project for compliance with the Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan with the exceptions identified above.



4) Pursuant to L.A.M.C. Section 12.24 W 1, the Applicant requests permission to sell a full line of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption in conjunction with a retail grocery store.

a) The Applicant also requests that subsequent to this application, an Administrative Plan Approval process be required once the future tenant of the grocery is selected. Future store layouts must be in substantial compliance, in terms of percent of floor area dedicated to alcohol sales, with the floor plans submitted with this application.



5) Pursuant to L.A.M.C. Section 17.01, the Applicant requests approval of Vesting Tentative Tract Map (Tract No. 061216) to merge the land into a single ground lot, with 9 airspace lots, to facilitate the creation of a mixed use development consisting of approximately 399 residential condominiums units with approximately 52,000 square feet of commercial space.

a) The subdivision will create one ground lot and 9 airspace lots which will include the following uses:

i) Lot 1: contains the ground lot, fire lane and common access courtyard located proximate to Sepulveda Boulevard;
ii) Lots 2 - 6: contain the commercial uses fronting Sepulveda (except for the grocery store);
iii) Lot 7: contains the floor area within the grocery store;
iv) Lot 8: contains the commercial and guest parking;
v) Lot 9: contains the residential parking spaces, the loading dock and various vertical penetrations throughout the building; and
vi) Lot 10: contains the residential units and lobby;


b) The Applicant requests permission to vacate La Maida Street and Peach Avenue.
c) The Applicant requests approval of a Haul Route.
d) The Applicant is requesting that Sepulveda be defined as the front yard and the remaining two yards be defined as side yards.


6) Pursuant to L.A.M.C. Section 16.05, the Applicant requests that the decision-maker make the Site Plan Review findings.


7) Pursuant to various sections of the L.A.M.C., the Applicant will request approvals and permits from the Building and Safety Department (and other municipal agencies) for project construction actions including, but not limited to the following: demolition, excavation, shoring, grading, foundation, building, and tenant improvements







Boyle Heights Mixed-Use Specific Plan EIR
ENV-2008-2141-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2008061123
Council District: 14 Community Plan Area: Boyle Heights
Project Address: 2901 E. Olympic Boulevard

Project Description:

A request for a Specific Plan to redevelop an approximately 68.8 acre site with a mixed-use community. The project would include the demolition of 1,187 dwelling units currently on site and ancillary structures and the development of up to 4,400 residential units comprised of no less than 1,200 rental units and up to 3,200 condominium units, and 325,000 square feet of neighborhood serving retail, office and civic uses.  The majority of the new buildings would range in height from 24 feet to 74 feet (approximately two to seven stories).  In addition, up to three buildings could be as tall as 210 feet (approximately 18 stories) and up to three buildings could be as tall as 260 feet (approximately 24 stories).

The proposed density of the overall project site will be approximately 65 units per acre, with parking provided in the following ratios: 1.25 spaces per dwelling unit, 1 space for every 4 dwelling units in an unreserved shared pool of parking and a Shared Parking Analysis shall provide all other parking ratios for non-residential parking pursuant to the proposed Specific Plan and the EIR. The project would also provide active and passive open space areas throughout the project site, including approximately 10.5 acres of privately maintained, publicly available, common useable space.








The Casden Sepulveda Project
ENV-2008-3989-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2009061041
Council District: 05 Community Plan Area: West Los Angeles
Project Address: 11122 through 11150 Pico Blvd. and 2431 and 2441 South Sepulveda Blvd.

Project Description:

The Proposed Development Project includes demolition of the three existing industrial structures and construction of four residential structures above two levels of commercial uses. The mixed-use project includes approximately 266,800 square feet of commercial uses and approximately 538 residential units (518,764 square feet) and amenities such as a recreation center and a landscaped common courtyard area between the residential structures.  In total, 2,029 parking stalls would be provided for both residential (962) and commercial (1,067) uses combined in five levels of subterranean parking.  Other features would include additional landscaping and a public water feature/public art, as well as green roofs.  Building heights would vary from four and five stories (108 feet above grade and 118 feet above grade, respectively) along Sepulveda, six and seven stories (114 feet above grade and 123 feet above grade, respectively) along Pico Boulevard, and 15 stories (approximately 200 feet above ground surface) above the two commercial levels in the western portion of the site. The existing land use designation for the Development Project site is Light Industrial, and the existing zoning is M2-1-O (Light Industrial) and PF (Public Facilities).

The Proposed Development Project includes the following requested approvals, including but not limited to:  General Plan Amendment to re-designate the entire Development Project site as Community Commercial; Rezone of the Development Project site (excluding the Add Area) to C2-1; Affordable Housing Development Incentive to Permit Increase in Maximum Allowable FAR of 3:1; Conditional Use Permit to allow for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption; Development Agreement; Site Plan Review; Vesting Tentative Tract Map to separate the commercial and residential uses on-site; Variance from Sections 12.21.1.3.a and b of the LAMC to allow any roof structure to extend above the height limit established for this project, including but not limited to stairway enclosures, elevator overrides and mechanical equipment or screens of any type; Variance from 12.14.C.2 under the C2 zone that requires buildings erected for residential purposes to adhere to the side and rear yard requirements of the R4 Zone (section 12.11 C.2 and 3) that reduces all required yards to zero feet; Haul route approval; and Approval from the California Public Utilities Commission of encroachments to the Sepulveda Boulevard/Exposition Boulevard intersection crossing.


The City has identified three properties bound by West Pico Blvd. to the north, South Sawtelle Blvd. to the west, Exposition Blvd. to the south, and Sepulveda Blvd. to the east that the City intends to re-designate from Light Industrial and Public Facilities to Community Commercial, land uses defined in the WLA Community Plan. These three properties are referred to as the “Add Area Project site.” The purpose of the re-designation is to provide for logical, consistent area-wide planning and uniform land use designations within the Development Project site area. Thus, in addition to the discretionary approvals required for the Development Project, the City requests a General Plan Amendment to allow for re-designation of the Add Area Project site.








Community Recycling and Resource Recovery Facility (English Version)  /  (Versión en Español)
Revised Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (English Version)
Case No. ENV-2006-6373-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2007041015
Council District: 6 Community Plan Area: Sun Valley-La Tuna Cayon
Project Address: 9143 to 9189 De Garmo Avenue and 11300 W. Pendleton Street, Sun Valley, Califonia 91352
Project Description: The Project site is used as a solid waste facility and a recycling and resource recovery operation which is currently permitted for a 1,700 tons per day (TPD) transfer station/materials recycling facility (MRF) and which for recycling receives approximately 1,200 TPD of construction materials, 1,200 TPD of source-separated green waste, 350 TPD of source-separated supermarket trim and cull, and 150 TPD of source-separated wood waste. The Proposed Project includes construction of an approximate 107,000-square-foot enclosure building with air filtration system to be located over the existing source-separated green waste, supermarket trim and cull, and wood waste areas, with 40 parking spaces (already existing), and a revised Solid Waste Facilities Permit for the entire facility. The purpose of the revised permit is to consolidate all resource recovery operations under one comprehensive permit in order to respond to new recycling industry regulations. Under the new permit, the applicant is seeking approval to receive up to 2,000 TPD of construction material, up to 1,500 TPD of source-separated green waste, up to 500 TPD of source-separated supermarket trim and cull, and up to 200 TPD of source-separated wood waste. The applicant is also seeking to increase the permit for the transfer station/MRF to 2,500 TPD. The permit increase in tonnage over time would require up to one additional shift to be added to the operations.






Bixel and Lucas Project
Case No.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.



 







Convention and Event Center Project
Case No.ENV 2011-0585-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2011031049
Council District: 09 Community Plan Area: Central City
Project Address: The Project Site is generally bounded by Chick Hearn Court on the north, Figueroa Street on the east, Venice Boulevard on the south, and the 110 Harbor Freeway on the west, in the downtown Los Angeles area

Project Description: The Applicants—the City of Los Angeles; L.A. Convention Hall, LLC; and L.A. Event Center, LLC—propose the modernization of the Los Angeles Convention Center and the construction of a new multi-purpose Event Center on approximately 68 acres of land owned by the City of Los Angeles (described above). The Proposed Project would involve the demolition of the existing West Hall building, construction of a replacement hall (New Hall), the construction of the Event Center on the existing West Hall site, and the construction of two parking garages on Bond Street and L.A. Live Way. Under the Proposed Project, the Floor Area would increase by approximately 1.8 million square feet to a total of approximately 4.1 million square feet.

The New Hall would be of a similar size to the existing West Hall and would increase the amount of contiguous floor area available at the Convention Center. The Convention Center modernization also includes the renovation of existing floor area within the existing Concourse Building and South Hall, as well as the demolition of floor area within the South Hall, as needed, to connect the building with the New Hall (maximum height of 90 feet).

The Event Center would primarily function as the home venue for one or possibly two National Football League teams, as well as a venue to host a variety of other events, such as conventions, trade shows, and exhibitions; concerts; and other sporting events, as well as private and miscellaneous events. The Event Center (maximum height of 220 feet) would be configured with approximately 72,000 permanent seats, would be expandable to 76,250 seats, and would also be designed to be useable for Convention Center events or standalone exhibition events. During such events, the playing field area could be used for exhibit space, and the various clubs and suites at the Event Center could be used for exhibit space or as meeting rooms and pre-function and hospitality spaces, supplementing what is available at the Convention Center. The Event Center would also include offices, food and merchandise sales, restaurants, bars and clubs, and similar uses.

The parking garages would be constructed west of L.A. Live Way to replace the existing Bond Street Parking Lot, the existing Cherry Street Garage, and the parking that is currently located beneath the existing West Hall, and to provide additional parking to support the new on-site development. Existing parking at the Project site totals 5,558 parking spaces and would be increased to 6,670 parking spaces under the Proposed Project, with a net increase of 1,112 parking spaces.

The Applicant is requesting the following approvals from City of Los Angeles for development of the Proposed Project: General Plan Amendment; Vesting Zone Change; establishment of the Convention and Event Center Specific Plan; Sign Supplemental Use District; Development Agreement; Amendment of the STAPLES Center Development Agreement; Amendment of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District Specific Plan; Amendment of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District Development Agreement; Vacation of air space; transactional agreements; Approval of Modified Street Designations; Design Review by the City’s Cultural Affairs Commission; Amendment of STAPLES Center ground lease; Amendment or termination of the existing Reciprocal Easement Agreement; Approval of bond financings and refinancing; Caltrans approvals; Extension of construction hours; Haul Route Approval; and any additional actions that may be determined necessary.







The Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan
ENV-2009-599-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2009031002
Council District: 01 Community Plan Area: Multiple
Project Address: A 660-acre area approximately 2 miles north of downtown Los Angeles that abuts the communities of Chinatown, Solano Canyon, Lincoln Heights, and Cypress Park

Project Description: The proposed project will guide the future development of the Project Area- a 660 acre area approximately 2 miles north of downtown Los Angeles that abuts the communities of Chinatown, Solano Canyon, Lincoln Heights, and Cypress Park- by creating a series of mixed-use zoning districts that allow private, public, and nonprofit sector developers to combine retail, residential, commercial, civic, and industrial uses while ensuring that this development contributes to a human-scale, engaging urban fabric. Specifically, the four new zoning districts that would result from implementation of the Specific Plan are the following: Greenways, Urban Village, Urban Innovation, and Urban Center. Two existing residential zoning districts, RD 2-1 and RD 1.5-1, will remain unchanged to protect residential neighborhoods within the Project Area from encroachment by new development. Other requirements that will support the realization of these districts include maximum block lengths, building height requirements based upon the width of adjacent streets and the solar requirements of nearby buildings, and façade design guidelines. The three new “Urban” zoning districts will typically be designated with the new Hybrid Industrial Land Use category, while the new Greenway district will be designated as either Open Space or Public Facility. The project’s zoning approach is bolstered by a Bonus Floor Area Ratio (FAR) Program that offers developers an increased FAR by providing affordable housing, open space, community facilities, or other defined public benefits, as well as a Transfer FAR Program that enables properties to transfer their unutilized FAR.

On September 22, 2011, the City circulated the Original Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for public review. This Recirculated Portions of the Draft EIR (RP-DEIR) replaces several portions of the Original DEIR in response to comments received during the public comment period which ended on November 21, 2011 and further review by City staff. The City is recirculating this RP-DEIR pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15088.5, Subdivisions a(1), a(4) and (c), which requires modified portions of an EIR to be recirculated. As CEQA Guidelines Section 15088.5, Subdivision (f)(2) permits, the City requests that reviewers limit scope of their comments to that material which is within text of the revised portions included in the RP-DEIR. Pursuant to this, the City also requests that reviewers not make any new comments on old matters not included in this RP-DEIR.









NBC Universal Evolution Plan
Case No. ENV-2007-0254-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:2007071036
Council District: 4 Community Plan Area: Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass
Project Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Project Description: The NBC Universal Evolution Plan (the “Project”) includes the development of an approximately 391-acre site located in the east San Fernando Valley near the north end of the Cahuenga Pass (the “Project Site”). The Project, as proposed, would involve a net increase of approximately 2.01 million square feet of new commercial development, which includes 500 hotel guest rooms and related hotel facilities. In addition, a total of 2,937 dwelling units would be developed. Implementation of the proposed Project would occur pursuant to the development standards set forth in two proposed Specific Plans. The proposed Universal City Specific Plan addresses development within the portion of the Project Site located within the City of Los Angeles, whereas the proposed Universal Studios Specific Plan addresses development within the portion of the Project Site located under the jurisdiction of the County of Los Angeles. Under the proposed Project, portions of the Project Site that are currently in the County of Los Angeles would be annexed into the City of Los Angeles, while other areas would be detached from the City of Los Angeles and returned to the jurisdiction of the County of Los Angeles. The proposed annexation/detachment reflects the Applicant’s objective to establish jurisdictional boundaries that follow existing and planned on-site land use patterns.

The Project Applicant is requesting the following discretionary approvals from the City of Los Angeles as part of the proposed Project: adoption of a Specific Plan to regulate development within the City portions of the Project Site; General Plan Amendment to Regional Commercial land use designation for the City portions of the Project Site; the removal of a small portion of the Project Site from the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan; Zone Change and Code Amendment to effectuate the new Specific Plan; Tentative Tract Maps for mixed-use development (including residential condominiums with accompanying Development Design Guidelines); Development Agreement; Pre-Annexation Agreement; Haul Route Permit(s); Grading approvals; establishment of Community Facilities/Mello-Roos Districts and any additional actions that may be determined necessary.

Also, the Project Applicant is requesting the following discretionary approvals from the County of Los Angeles for those portions of the Project Site that are located within the unincorporated portions of Los Angeles County: adoption of a Specific Plan to regulate development within the County portions of the Project Site; General Plan Amendments to establish a Specific Plan land use designation, delete an on-site road designation (the “East-West Road”) as set forth in the County’s General Plan Circulation Element and amend the Urban Form Policy Map to change the project site designation; Zone Change to effectuate the new Specific Plan; Tentative Tract Map; Grading Approvals; Development Agreement; and any additional actions that may be determined necessary.

In addition, the Project Applicant is requesting modification to the City and County jurisdictional boundaries through a Petition for Reorganization application with the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) and an amendment to the City’s sphere of influence.









Warner Center Specific Plan
Case No. ENV-2008-3471-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 199011055
Council District: 3 Community Plan Area: Canoga Park-Winnetka-Woodland Hills-West Hills
Project Address: The Warner Center Regional Core Comprehensive Specific Plan (WCRCCSP) Project area is currently bounded by Vanowen Street to the north, the Ventura Freeway to the south, De Soto Avenue to the east, and Topanga Canyon Boulevard on the west. As part of the proposed Project, the City is recommending an expansion of the Specific Plan boundaries north up to the Los Angeles River and that River will become the Plan’s northern boundary.

Project Description: The proposed Specific Plan updates the existing WCSP and is being developed to address: 1) previously identified concerns, 2) the environmental analysis required by the 1993 Specific Plan, and 3) new planning and regulatory requirements associated with sustainability and reducing regional greenhouse gas emissions. The proposed Specific Plan would provide for sustainable development where people could live, work and play and where day-to-day needs could be met by walking, bicycling and local transit. Under the proposed Specific Plan, Warner Center would have a mix of uses designed to promote a jobs/housing balance. These uses would have access to local and regional transit, aggregated, publicly accessible open space, local services, neighborhood serving retail and other land uses promoting walkability and transit use in compliance with SB 375 and AB 32. The proposed Specific Plan would include a balanced mix and concentration of jobs (including high-paying creative and industrial jobs) and housing to support a complete sustainable center. The proposed Specific Plan identifies several characteristics needed to attract development including having a balanced mix of uses: a variety of jobs; a range of housing types; a mix of neighborhood, community and regional shopping; and entertainment, cultural and recreational facilities; with all uses within walking distance and connected by frequent transit service. Other characteristics that the proposed Specific Plan identify as necessary to attract such development include high quality development, attractive, shaded, walkable streets with activity along the sidewalks and a network of open space around which development is oriented. The proposed Specific Plan identifies an assumption (forecast) of growth for the year 2035 that represents development anticipated to occur by that year based on population growth and market demand. Development beyond this assumed growth would require additional environmental review (the plan itself would not necessarily have to be revised). The proposed Specific Plan would allow for considerable flexibility as to where development would occur, and would plan for development beyond the year 2035. It is anticipated that development under the proposal would result in the direct addition of approximately 42,700 new residents and approximately 48,860 new employees. It is anticipated that the proposed Specific Plan would result in a net increase of 14 million square feet (sf) of new non-residential area (net changes: 12.5 million sf of office, 2.3 million sf of retail, and -0.8 million sf of industrial) and 23.5 million square feet of residential area (19,848 units). The project would require adoption of a Specific Plan Ordinance along with implementing ordinances and General Plan Amendments.







Target Retail Center Project
Case No.ENV-2008-1421-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2010121011
Council District: 13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Address: 5520 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Project Description: The project consists of the demolition of the existing 59,561 square feet of single-story buildings, electrical substation, and surface parking lot for the construction of a proposed retail shopping center of 194,749 gross square feet. The project consists of an approximately 163,862 square foot Target store along with 30,887 square feet of other smaller retail and food uses fronting Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue, in a three level retail center. The project site encompasses approximately 3.88 acres on a single parcel of land, with a net area of 3.69 acres after street dedications. The first level of the proposed retail center would consist of individual retail spaces fronting on Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue, along with one level of parking in the interior of the site. Ingress to the parking area would be provided from a right-turn-in only driveway on Western Avenue and a two-way driveway on De Longpre Avenue. Vehicles exiting the facility would use either the De Longpre Avenue driveway or a right-turn-out only driveway on St. Andrews Place. The second level of the center would provide additional parking spaces and would be accessed via a ramp located at the western side of the first level. A total of 458 parking places would be provided in the first and second level parking areas. A loading dock containing up to five truck bays would also be provided on the first level, with access provided from De Longpre Avenue. The third level of the proposed retail center would be primarily occupied by the retail floor of the proposed Target store. Access to the Target store would be through a pedestrian plaza and escalators located at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue or from elevators provided in various locations throughout the retail and parking areas. The retail center building would extend to a height approximately 65 feet above Sunset Boulevard, and approximately 75 feet above De Longpre Avenue, with architectural and/or equipment elements that could extend to a height approximately 78 feet above Sunset Boulevard. The project is located within the Hollywood Community Plan, the Hollywood Redevelopment Project, and the Vermont/Western Station Neighborhood Area Plan (SNAP) Specific Plan. The SNAP restricts all Community Center uses to C4 uses as defined by the LAMC. The Project Applicant is requesting ministerial and discretionary approvals as part of the project, including but not limited to: Specific Plan Project Permit Compliance Review; Specific Plan Exceptions Approval; Site Plan Review Findings pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05-E; Zoning Administrator Approval of Conditional Use Permit for alcohol; demolition, grading, foundation, and building permits; health department and off-site permits; Board of Public Works Approval of Street Tree Removal; and Haul Route Approval, pursuant to LAMC section 91.7006.7.4.







The Beverly Fairfax Theater Project
Case No. EIR-2009-2656-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2010011044
Council District: 5 Community Plan Area: Wilshire
Project Address:7901 and 7909 Beverly Blvd

Project Description: The Project as proposed includes removal of the Fairfax Theater building (with the exception of the street-facing elevations). The Project Site would be developed with a six-story mixed-use building containing 71 residential condominium units over 3 commercial condominium units (~11,454 square feet of commercial/retail land uses, and could include a maximum of 5,000 square feet of restaurant use). The residential condominium units would include: 4 single, 42 1-bedroom, 4 1-bedroom-plus-study, and 21 2-bedroom units. Four levels of subterranean parking are proposed, providing 224 parking spaces. Vehicular access would be provided via a single driveway on Fairfax Avenue, at the northeast corner of the Project Site.

The Project Applicant is requesting the following discretionary approvals: 1) Vesting Tentative Tract Map pursuant to LAMC Section 17.00; 2) Zone Change from the existing C2-1VL Zone to RAS4-1D Zone pursuant to LAMC Section 12.32F; 3) Height District Change from Height District -1VL to Height District -1D pursuant to LAMC Section 12.32F; 4) Zoning Administrator’s Adjustment pursuant to LAMC Section 12.28; 5) Zoning Administrator’s Adjustment pursuant to LAMC Section 12.28; 6) Shared Parking Approval pursuant to LAMC Section 12.24; and 7) Site Plan Review pursuant to LAMC section 16.05.







Century Plaza Mixed-Use Development
Case No. EIR-2008-4950-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2009061084
Council District: 5 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Address: 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Project Description: The approximately 5.74-acre project site is located in the Century City area of the City of Los Angeles within the West Los Angeles Community Plan Area. The project site is currently developed with the 16-story Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. The Proposed Project is analyzed as two different project development options (“Option A” and “Option B”). Option A would remove the existing hotel and construct two 49-story buildings containing 293 residential dwelling units (“DU”) and a mix of office, hotel and retail uses. Pursuant to the definition of floor area in LAMC Section 12.03, Option A would result in a net increase of approximately 684,409 square-feet of floor area on the project site. Option B would construct a similar mixed-use development but would rehabilitate and integrate the existing hotel into the project design. Two 46-story buildings would be constructed behind (west of) the existing hotel. The south building would contain residential uses only. The north building would include either (1) a mix of office and residential uses (the “Option B With Office Scenario”), or (2) residential units only with no office space (“the Option B Without Office Scenario”). The Option B With Office Scenario would result in a net increase of approximately 774,964 square-feet of floor area on the project site (including 261 DU). The Option B Without Office Scenario would result in a net increase of approximately 778,682 square-feet of floor area on the project site (including 353 DU). Both Option A and Option B would include an approximately two-acre publicly accessible plaza that would be surrounded by ground-level retail and restaurant uses. The Option B With Office scenario would provide approximately 2,453 parking spaces, while the Option B Without Office Scenario would provide approximately 2,480 parking spaces.
Option B is the preferred option.







Forest Lawn Memorial Park—Hollywood Hills Master Plan
Case No. ENV-2007-1060-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2008111048
Council District: 4 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
Project Address: 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, California

Project Description: Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association, the Applicant, seeks approval to construct approximately 22,500 square feet of floor area for new structures and approximately 1,100,000 square feet of non-occupied floor area (for such uses as burial garden structures, wall crypts, and columbaria). In addition, the Project includes approximately 200,000 new interment sites within currently undeveloped areas of the Project Site. Approximately 7,000 new interment spaces and additional ground spaces would also be constructed within existing developed areas of the Project Site. The Project also includes the development and maintenance of debris basins within the Project Site and at the edge of the property boundary with Griffith Park. It is estimated that over a 15-year construction period, implementation of the proposed Project would require approximately 1,728,000 cubic yards of cut and approximately 1,015,000 cubic yards of fill, for a net export amount of approximately 713,000 cubic yards. It is estimated that construction of the new structures would occur over an approximately 40-year period, from approximately 2011 to 2050.

The Applicant is requesting the following discretionary approvals from the City of Los Angeles as part of the proposed Project: a Public Benefit approval; Development Agreement; Site Plan Review findings; grading and stockpiling permits; haul route approvals and related land use and building permits as required for the Project including a Protected Trees Removal permit and any additional actions that may be determined necessary. In addition, regulatory permits requested include an Individual 404(b) Permit from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, a 401 Water Quality Certification from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, and a Streambed Alteration Agreement from the California Department of Fish and Game.









Green Hollow Square
Case No. ENV-2009-1065-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number:
Council District: 11 Community Plan Area: Brentwood - Pacific Palisades
Project Address: 11961, 11965, 11967, 11969, 11973, 11977, 11981, and 11991 San Vicente Boulevard; and 642 and 644 Saltair Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Project Description: The applicant proposes to develop a neighborhood-oriented commercial center that would include approximately 51,500 square feet of retail uses, 6,800 square feet of restaurant uses, 7,000 square feet of storage uses, and 8,000 square feet of office uses, amounting to approximately 73,300 square feet of floor area of neighborhood oriented commercial uses in a single building. In addition, 3,700 square feet of outdoor dining space within the courtyards and terraces of the commercial center is proposed. The building would contain two stories and would be approximately 39.5 feet in height. The project would include a clock tower or similar architectural element of up to 50 feet in height. The project site is bounded by San Vicente Boulevard to the south, Saltair Avenue and an existing commercial building to the west, single-family residences to the north, and a single-story on-grade commercial structure and parking lot to the east. Figure 1 provides the regional location of the project and Figure 2 shows an aerial view of the project site.

The proposed project involves demolition of all existing buildings on the project site, which include five commercial structures and two single-family dwellings. One of the commercial structures, known as the “Barry Building” was designated as a Historic-Cultural Monument in 2007 (Monument No. LA-887).

The project design features groupings of multiple tenant spaces, ranging from approximately 500 to 5,000 square feet, which would be oriented around open courtyards. The proposed project would be built above a one-level subterranean parking garage that, together with at-grade parking, would provide a total of 427 on-site commercial parking spaces. Parking will be accessible from two driveways on San Vicente Boulevard, the northern/western driveway operating as an entry-only access and the southern/eastern driveway providing exit-only operations.








10000 Santa Monica Blvd Project
Case No. EIR-2011-0540-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2011041042
Council District: 5 Community Plan Area: West Los Angeles
Project Address: 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Project Description: SM 10000 Property, LLC, (the Applicant) proposes to develop a residential project at 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard within the Century City community of the City of Los Angeles. The project would provide up to 283 luxury residential units in a residential building that would be up to 39 stories and approximately 460 feet in height. The project would also include a smaller ancillary building that would be directly accessible from the residential building. The ancillary building would be up to 9 stories (90 feet in height), and would contain parking and recreation/site amenities for project residents. Parking for approximately 708 vehicles would be provided within one partially subterranean level and above grade parking in the ancillary building. Upon completion, the project would include approximately 469,575 square feet of floor area. The project would also include approximately 43,141 square feet of ground-level landscaping, mostly located in a large garden area on the south/eastern part of the site; and approximately 27,579 square feet of open space on a landscaped recreation deck on top of the ancillary building. The 43,141 square feet of ground level open space would comprise approximately 41 percent of the project site.







Hidden Creek Estates         
Case No. ENV-2005-6657- EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2006031049
Council District: West of CD 12 Immediately northwest of the Porter Ranch Community
Project Address:
12100 Browns Canyon Road (to be annexed to the City)
Project Description: Development of the proposed project would include the construction of 188 single-family residences, associated roadways and infrastructure, a 15.5-acre public park and a new 15.8-acre equestrian boarding facility on approximately half of the total 259-acre project site. The majority of the residential lots would be clustered on a graded, centralized plateau currently used for ongoing filming operations and grazing. Hidden Creeks Estates is planned as a gated community with 158 single-family residential lots and 25 residential equestrian lots along with a public park and an equestrian facility. The undeveloped portion of the project site would be preserved as parkland and open space. The envelope of open space surrounding the project would buffer the proposed residential development from the existing community of Porter Ranch to the east and south and would complement adjacent open space areas, including the Michael Antonovich Parkland, which lies just beyond the northern and western boundaries of the project site. Primary access to the project site is proposed via a new roadway extending from the current northern terminus of Mason Avenue and connecting to the northeast edge of the project site, near the proposed park. The road would traverse through an easement to be granted to the City of Los Angeles by Southern California Gas Company. The project would also involve the construction of internal streets and cul-de-sacs to provide access to the 188 proposed individual lots. Browns Canyon Road would provide secondary emergency access to the site and surrounding area. Public access to the equestrian facility would also be provided from Browns Canyon Road. Construction of the proposed project would involve demolition of the existing single-family residence and associated equestrian facility. Following demolition, the project site would be graded, with an estimated 6.8 million cubic yards of earth material being moved. All earth material would remain on the project site, as no dirt would be imported or exported as a result of project construction or operation. Upon completion of site grading, project infrastructure would be installed followed by construction of the 188 single-family residences and the equestrian facility. The project site is currently located in an unincorporated portion of Los Angeles County. Implementation of the proposed project requires an amendment to the City’s sphere of influence that must be approved by LAFCO as well as the annexation of the property to the City of Los Angeles. The project site would then fall within the Chatsworth-Porter Ranch Community Plan Area. Therefore, Citywide General Plan and Community Plan amendments would be required for the annexed project site to correspond with the proposed land use and zoning designations. Proposed zoning and land use designations are shown in the attached figures.




Jordan Downs Specific Plan
Case No. ENV-2010-32-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2010021007
Council District: 15 Community Plan Area: Harbor Gateway
Project Address: The area generally bounded by 97th Street to the north, Alameda Street to the east, 103rd Street to the south, and Grape Street to the west

Project Description: The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has initiated the Jordan Downs Master Plan program to redevelop the Jordan Downs public housing complex and transform the Specific Plan area into a mixed-use development with new homes, jobs, schools, parks, and community facilities. The Department of City Planning (DCP) has prepared the Jordan Downs Specific Plan to implement the Master Plan. The Specific Plan includes public and private properties located in unincorporated Los Angeles County adjacent to the existing public housing. Before the unincorporated properties can be transferred to the City of Los Angeles and be included in the Specific Plan, the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) for the County of Los Angeles must approve their annexation.

Implementation of the Specific Plan would replace the 700 existing Jordan Downs housing units, one-for-one, and build up to 1,100 additional affordable and market-rate units. The 1,800 residential units include 700 public housing units, 700 affordable rental units, and 400 market-rate condominium units. In addition, up to 522,000 gross square feet (gsf) of employment uses would be developed: 502,000 gsf of new commercial, retail, and light industrial space along Alameda Street and 20,000 gsf of community-serving retail and services would be located in mixed-use buildings. Up to 230,000 gsf of new commercial space would be developed on HACLA-owned property and 292,000 gsf of commercial and light industrial uses could be developed on property owned by LAUSD and private parties.

As part of the proposed project, Century Blvd. would be extended eastward from Grape St. to connect with Tweedy Blvd. at Alameda St. The project would develop a 6.38-acre park and other community facilities, including a 50,000-sf Family Resource Center, a 17,000- sf gym, and a 3,000-sf pool facility. Two potential locations are also identified for a new elementary school and Jordan High School expansion.









The Village at Westfield Topanga Project
Case No. ENV-2007-3393-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2007101117
Council District: 3 Community Plan Area: Canoga Park-Winnetka-Woodland Hills-West Hills
Project Address: 6360 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard, 21700-21870 W. Victory Boulevard,
6451 N. Owensmouth Avenue, and 21919-21945 Erwin Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Project Description: Westfield, LLC, the project applicant, proposes to develop The Village at Westfield Topanga (the “Project”). The approximately 30.18-acre site is located in the City of Los Angeles within the Warner Center Specific Plan area of the western San Fernando Valley, and is generally bounded by Victory Boulevard to the north, Owensmouth Avenue to the east, Erwin Street to the south, and Topanga Canyon Boulevard to the west. The proposed Project would include the phased development of approximately 444,744 square feet of shopping center uses including approximately 165,759 square-foot anchor retailer, which would support an ancillary member-only fueling station, and approximately 278,985 square feet of shopping center retail space. In addition, the Project would include a 275-room hotel with ground floor dining and retail uses, which would consist of approximately 193,000 square feet, 53,635 square feet of restaurant uses, an approximately 36,785 square-foot grocery store, approximately 285,000 square feet of office uses, and approximately 14,250 square feet of community/cultural center uses. The Project includes an option to convert a portion (approximately 53,900 square feet) of approximately 278,985 square feet of shopping center retail space to an approximately 2,200 seat movie theater. The proposed Project would also include surface parking and multi-level parking facilities providing approximately 3,362 parking spaces upon full build-out of the Project. Approximately 6.37 acres of landscape/hardscape open space acres would be provided within the project site.

The applicant is requesting the following discretionary approvals from the City of Los Angeles as part of the proposed Project: Vesting Tentative Tract Map; Project Permit Compliance (Warner Center Specific Plan) including Shared Parking Request, Project Phasing, Floor Area Averaging, Lot Coverage Averaging, Height Increase, and Uniform Sign Program; A Master Conditional Use Permit (CUB) for the sale and dispensation of alcoholic beverages at several locations within the Project site for on-and off-site consumption; Conditional Use, (Automotive Uses); Concurrent Processing of all Entitlement Requests; Development Agreement; Haul Route Permit; and any other discretionary and ministerial permits and approvals that may be deemed necessary, including but not limited to temporary street closure permits, demolition permits, grading permits, excavation permits, foundation permits, and building permits. Additional approvals for local and state agencies will also be necessary.









University of Southern California Development Plan         
Case No. ENV-2009-271-EIR
State Clearinghouse Number: 2009011101
Council District: 8 and 9 Community Plan Area: South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles
Project Address: University of Southern California Area

Project Description: The University of Southern California (USC or University) proposes the USC Development Plan (referred to hereafter as the proposed Project), which would provide for the development of new uses on and around the University Park Campus. The proposed Project is intended to: increase the ratio of academic space per student at the Campus to a level that better supports academic excellence; to increase the amount of University-affiliated housing available in the Campus area with the objectives of making existing housing in the Project vicinity available to non-University affiliated residents and decreasing commute times and associated traffic congestion; and to provide services that meet the needs of students, faculty and staff and also enhance the community.

The proposed Project would provide approximately 2,500,000 square feet of academic and University uses; up to 350,000 square feet of retail/commercial uses; and approximately 2,135,000 square feet of student and faculty housing providing up to 5,400 student beds in a variety of housing types and configurations and approximately 250 faculty housing units. The proposed Project would also provide for an approximately 165,000 square foot hotel and conference center with up to 150 guest rooms, conference and banquet facility areas, sit down restaurant area, a swimming pool, and other related amenities. In addition, a new University-affiliated K-8 laboratory school and community educational academy comprised of up to approximately 80,000 square feet may also be developed. New landscaped public open space areas and associated facilities are also proposed to enhance the Campus and surrounding area. Furthermore, the proposed Project would also provide for improved pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle circulation, and increased pedestrian safety. The proposed Project would be developed in accordance with Urban Design Guidelines and building heights would range from 20 feet to a maximum of 150 feet in height. The proposed Project would also provide for transfers of floor area for the University Uses and the student housing between Subareas 1 and 3 as long as specified thresholds are not exceeded.




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    YULA Boys High School Expansion         
    Case No. ENV-2008-1799-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2008051066
    Council District: 5 Community Plan Area: West Los Angeles Community Plan Area
    Project Address: 9760 West Pico Boulevard
    Project Description: Project Description: The project substantially implements the campus expansion authorized by the existing Conditional Use Permit (CUP) issued in 1999 (Case Number ZA-1999-279-CU-ZV-PA1), (and accompanying Mitigated Negative Declaration, MND-99-0151), while requesting amendments to specific permit conditions. The Applicant is proposing to: (1) complete build-out of the campus with modification of the full build-out plans approved pursuant to the 1999 CUP; (2) increase permitted enrollment for the Judaic boys high school while decreasing permitted enrollment for adult education programs; and (3) modify the specific permit conditions of the 1999 CUP, including but not limited to, increased flexibility as to the number and nature of events conducted at the project site, extended evening hours for various activities, extended use of the facilities by YULA Girls High School, and extended use of the facilities for orthodox religious services.

    The Applicant's project would maintain the maximum permitted enrollment (450 students) authorized by the 1999 CUP, but alter the composition of permitted enrollment to a maximum of 350 high school students (100 more high school students than permitted by the 1999 CUP) and 100 JSI/YOLA University students (100 less adult education students than permitted by the 1999 CUP).

    Although the 1999 CUP authorizes a total of 47,100 square feet of educational facilities upon build-out, the project would result in a total build-out of 45,000 square feet, including approximately 19,953 square feet of new construction. The project proposes a subterranean parking garage that would provide 100 parking spaces. Additionally, there would be no change in the Castello Avenue cul-de-sac improvement currently required as a condition of the 1999 CUP improvements and it would be constructed as part of, but prior to, construction of the project. The project also includes a reduction of the site to eliminate approximately 7,153 square feet on the second and third floors of the project site known as the "West Wing."

    The project Applicant is requesting the following discretionary approvals: Site Plan Review Findings pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05-E; Conditional Use Permit/Modification; Parking Variance/Modification; and Haul route(s) approval, as necessary.




    Wilshire Boulevard Temple Project
    Case No. ENV-2010-1407-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2010071020
    Council District: 10 Community Plan Area: Wilshire
    Project Address: 3663 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010

    Project Description: Wilshire Boulevard Temple seeks to update its facilities to accommodate its evolving spiritual, educational, community, and administrative programs. The current facilities on the 3.9-acre Temple property (Project site) total approximately 124,000 square feet. The project applicant proposes to demolish approximately 51,000 square feet and develop approximately 172,000 new square feet of facilities, for a total of approximately 245,000 square feet on the project site at buildout (121,000 net new square feet). Additional parking also would be provided. The Project site encompasses a city block in the Mid-Wilshire community of the City of Los Angeles and is bordered by Wilshire Boulevard on the south, 6th Street on the north, Harvard Boulevard on the east, and Hobart Boulevard on the west. Regional access to the Project site is provided from the Hollywood (U.S. 101) Freeway, 1.7 miles to the north, and the Santa Monica (I-10) Freeway, 1.75 miles to the south. The Project site currently contains approximately 75,000 square feet of Temple-related spiritual, educational, community, and administration facilities; approximately 36,600 square feet of elementary school facilities; and a 13,650–square-foot office building, for a total of approximately 124,000 square feet. The Project site also contains surface parking for the Temple (78 spaces) and on-site office building (25 spaces), accessible from Harvard Boulevard. The Temple is a designated City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and in the California Register of Historic Resources. The historic Temple building and historic school wing would remain. The 20,000 square-foot 1963 school building on the east side of the Project site and 13,650 square-foot 1953 office building at the corner of 6th Street and Harvard Boulevard would be removed. The proposed project defines three districts on the Project site: the Community District, School District, and Parking District. The Community District would contain the historic Sanctuary and a new five-story building containing Temple administration facilities and event/reception halls and spaces. The School District would be divided in two: School District East would encompass the existing 1929 school wing and a new four-story school building housing a nursery school and parenting center, and School District West would contain a new four-story elementary school for kindergarten through sixth grade as well as a gymnasium. A six-level parking structure would occupy the northern portion of the Project site, or Parking District. The parking structure would contain parking for 500 vehicles, a net increase of 397 parking spaces over existing conditions, in three subterranean levels and three above-ground levels, with an outdoor play area on the top deck and approximately 9,000 square feet of storefront space on 6th Street for the Temple’s social services programs. Total on-site square footage at buildout would be approximately 245,000 square feet.







    Swan Hall Renovation and Addition Project         
    Case No. ENV-2010-0653-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number:2010041044
    Council District: 14 Community Plan Area: Northeast Los Angeles
    Project Address: 1600 Campus Road

    Project Description: Occidental College, is proposing to renovate the 16,340 square foot (sq ft) three-story Swan Hall and construct a 22,700 sq ft 3-story addition. (No change in student or faculty population is anticipated as a result of the project) Originally designed by Myron Hunt as a dormitory for the original campus, Swan Hall was constructed in 1914 and remodeled and repurposed in 1960 as a faculty office building. The building is a contributory structure to an identified Historic District. Today, Swan Hall houses six academic departments and one third of Occidental's faculty. The renovation of Swan Hall would provide necessary seismic upgrade and provide full ADA-compliant accessibility. Currently, most of the building is inaccessible to the physically challenged. The existing office space is substandard; the renovation would provide modern offices of adequate size for existing faculty and staff, along with seminar rooms, flexible instruction areas, informal meeting spaces, and new psychology experiment and interview rooms. The proposed addition would incorporate a design scale similar to, but distinct from, the original Swan Hall. The expansion would allow for modern offices and other spaces of adequate size for existing faculty and staff. During the renovation of Swan Hall and the construction of the new 3-story addition, the offices of faculty and staff in existing Swan Hall would be relocated into temporary trailers in order that the academic and administrative functions of the College continue uninterrupted. Approximately 12,762 square feet of temporary trailer space would be used during construction activities. The project would require Conditional Use approval for an educational use in a residential zone.







    Playa Manchester         
    Case No. ENV-2008-2610-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2008101153
    Council District: 11 Community Plan Area: Westchester – Playa del Rey
    Project Address: 7270 - 7298 Manchester Ave. and 8624 Rayford Dr., Los Angeles, 90045

    Project Description: The Proposed Project involves the demolition of approximately 24,000 square feet of retail uses and the development of a mixed-use structure containing approximately 260 dwelling units, including 16 joint live/work units, above and in front of one subterranean and two above-ground parking levels containing approximately 475 parking spaces. The Proposed Project would also contain approximately 58,437 square feet of open and recreational space including landscaped areas, a gym/multi-purpose area, a swimming pool, an outdoor courtyard, and private balconies.







    Wilshire Grand Redevelopment Project         
    Case No. ENV-2009-1577-EIR-GB
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2009071035
    Council District: 9 Community Plan Area: Central City
    Project Address: 930 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90017

    Project Description: The Wilshire Grand Redevelopment Project (Project) includes development on a 3.2-acre site located in the Central City (downtown) area of the City of Los Angeles. The Project includes demolition of the existing Wilshire Grand Hotel and Centre, and the development of a maximum of 560 hotel rooms and/or condo-hotel units, 100 residential dwelling units, 1,500,000 square feet of office uses, 275,000 square feet of amenity areas including, but not limited to, project-serving retail and restaurant uses, conference and meeting rooms, ballrooms, spa, fitness center, and other ancillary hotel, residential, and office areas. The Project includes an approximately one-quarter of an acre landscaped outdoor plaza at the corner of 7th Street and Figueroa Street, as well as a rooftop helistop. Approximately 1,900 parking spaces will be provided in eight levels of subterranean parking. The Project includes one approximately 65-story structure, no more than 1,250 feet in height (“Building A”), an approximately 45-story structure, no more than 750 feet in height (“Building B”), and an approximately six-story podium structure, no more than 168 feet in height.

    The project may require various approvals including, but not limited to, Vesting Tentative Tract Map, Street Vacation/Merger, Haul Route Approval; Site Plan Review; Development Agreement; Ordinance for alternative “Buildable Area” definition; Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for Alcohol; CUP for Wireless Telecommunication Facilities; Zoning Administrator Determination for Shared Parking; CUP for Heliport; CUP for Major Development Project; Reduced On-site Parking with Remote Off-site Parking or Transportation Alternatives; Transfer of Floor Area Approval (to increase permitted Floor Area Ratio to 13:1 as allowed under the “D” Development Limitation) and relief from LAMC 14.5.12; Zone Variance (to allow outdoor dining areas above the ground floor); Supplemental Use District (SUD) or equivalent for signage; Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Subvention; Green Building Program Applications; any approvals that may be required from the Federal Aviation Administration, pursuant to notification of the FAA under Form 7460; Site Plan Review; Haul Route approval; demolition, grading, excavation, foundation and associated building permits; certification of an Environmental Impact Report; and any additional actions as may be deemed necessary. In addition, regulatory permits from the Department of Fish and Game, Regional Water Quality Control Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District will be procured, as required.









    Lorenzo Project         
    Case No. ENV-2006-9471-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2008061060
    Council District: 9 Community Plan Area: Southeast Los Angeles
    Project Address:: 2300 & 2327 South Flower Street, Los Angeles

    Project Description: The Project Applicant proposes to reduce the size of the Project previously described in the Final EIR dated August 2010. The Project as originally proposed would have developed a mixed-use project with a total of approximately 1,400 multi-family residential units (approximately 1,663,061 square feet of residential floor area) and ancillary common area and recreation amenities and proposed retail uses resulting in a total project floor area of approximately 1,762,531 square feet. The Project as originally proposed provided approximately 34,000 square feet of retail uses, including approximately 6,000 square feet of restaurant use. More specifically, the Project as originally proposed would have consisted of two structures, a six-story building on the eastern side of Flower Street (Site A) and a 44-story building directly across from it, on the western side of Flower Street (Site B). Site A would have contained approximately 34,000 square feet of retail uses and 919 multi-family units; Site B would have contained approximately 481 multi-family units. Parking for the Project as originally proposed would have consisted of approximately 3,204 spaces provided in three subterranean levels and one ground level located beneath Site A and five subterranean parking levels located beneath Site B.

    The Applicant’s Reduced Density Project would not change the proposed height, unit count or retail square footage on Site A, but would reduce the proposed structure on Site B from 44 stories to 12 stories and from 481 multi-family units to 132 multi-family units.

    As a result of these reductions, the Reduced Density Project would involve the development of a mixed-use project with a total of approximately 1,051 multi-family residential units (approximately 1,244,068 square feet of residential floor area) and ancillary common area and recreation amenities and proposed retail uses resulting in a total project floor area of approximately 1,383,068 square feet. The Reduced Density Project would continue to provide approximately 34,000 square feet of retail uses, including approximately 6,000 square feet of restaurant use. More specifically, the Reduced Density Project would consist of two structures, a six-story building on the eastern side of Flower Street (Site A) and a 12-story building directly across from it, on the western side of Flower Street (Site B). Site A would contain approximately 34,000 square feet of retail uses and 919 multi-family units; Site B would contain approximately 132 multi-family units. The retail uses would be located generally at the northwest corner of Site A, adjacent to the 23rd Street Expo Line light rail station currently under construction. Parking for the Reduced Density Project would consist of approximately 2,447 spaces provided in two subterranean levels and one ground level located at Site A and four subterranean and one ground level located at Site B.







    Figueroa and Adams Student Housing Project         
    Case No. ENV-2007-4288-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2008011006
    Council District: 8 Community Plan Area: South Los Angeles
    Project Address:2455 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

    Project Description: The Project Applicant, Capital Oak Venture, LLC, proposes the development of a residential project on a 1.67-acre site located at 2455 South Figueroa Street, north of West Adams Boulevard in the South Los Angeles Community Plan Area (the “Project Site”). 

    The applicant proposes to construct a 145-unit residential building, associated parking for resident and visitor use, and replacement parking for the adjacent St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church (St. Vincent’s Church).  The Project is designed to provide housing for students attending the University of Southern California (USC), Mount St. Mary’s College Doheny Campus and other local educational institutions.  Faculty and staff of these educational institutions may also live in the Project.  However, up to ten percent of the units could also be made available to non-student, faculty, and staff residents.  The Project site currently contains a paved parking lot and small garden for use by St. Vincent’s Church.  The proposal includes a multi-story structure with five levels atop two levels of subterranean parking. The upper four levels of the structure would contain residences, while the lower (ground) level would be reserved for parking for the Church, and a lobby and lounge for the residential uses.   The residential component of the building would total 131,009 square feet.  The project proposes a total of 145 units on the second through fifth levels of the building, including 27 one-bedroom units, 115 two-bedroom units, and 3 three-bedroom units.  The project would incorporate trees and other landscaping intended to ensure compatibility with the adjacent land uses.

    The residential component of the Project would be arranged around four open air courtyards, which would serve as common areas for building residents.  Public amenities would include study rooms, lounge/recreational areas, a management leasing area, and lobby space totaling approximately 2,000 square feet Among the proposed features planned for the various courtyards are a spa, chaise lounge area, a barbeque counter with gas grills, sofa and bench seating, a raised fire pit, potted plants and trees, and synthetic turf.

    The building would be modified Mediterranean Revival in architectural style and would be five stories tall, or 60 feet above adjacent grade to the roofline.  A decorative tower along the east (Figueroa Street) building elevation would be 15 feet taller than the building roofline, or 75 feet above adjacent grade.  The Project would incorporate a 15-foot front-yard setback from the eastern property boundary on Figueroa Street, a 17-foot rear-yard setback from the western property boundary, a 10-foot side-yard setback from the northern property boundary, and a 28-foot side-yard/fire department access lane along the southern property line.  Front, rear, and south side-yard setbacks meet or exceed Municipal Code requirements.

    A total of 443 parking spaces would be provided for Project residents and church parishioners on three levels, including two subterranean levels and one at-grade level.  Of this total, 310 spaces would be reserved for residents of the building in the subterranean levels.  The remaining 133 spaces would occupy the at-grade parking level.  Of the 133 spaces, 125 spaces would be reserved for use by parishioners of St. Vincent's Church during functions and liturgical services, replacing the existing 123 surface parking spaces.  The remaining 8 spaces could be used for the Project’s leasing/management office.  Additionally, one bicycle parking spot per resident would be provided in a dedicated room within the parking structure. Access to the Project site would continue to be via two full service-driveways on Figueroa Street. The driveway for the subterranean residential parking would be gated and located near the northern side of the building boundary. Church parishioners would access the Project site via a separate driveway off Figueroa Street near the southern property boundary. An approximately 28-foot side-yard/fire department access lane would be provided along the southern edge of the Project, with the church parking driveway located adjacent to the north side of the access lane. An existing easement, currently ten feet wide, is proposed to be widened to approximately 24.5-foot-wide and paved to provide secondary emergency access road to the rear of the Project site from Adams Boulevard.  Pedestrian access between the Church parking/fire access lane and adjacent St. Vincent's Church property would be provided as part of the Project from any of five entry/exit points along the fire access lane along the southern edge of the Project site.

    The Project Applicant is requesting the following discretionary approvals from the City of Los Angeles as part of the proposed Project: Conditional Use Permit pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) 12.24.W.37 to continue to allow public parking in an R Zone for the Church replacement at-grade parking component of the Project, Site Plan Review Findings pursuant to LAMC 16.05.D.2 for residential uses with more than 50 units, haul route approval, and other approvals as necessary.







    The Loyola Marymount University Master Plan Project         
    Case No. ENV-2008-1342-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2008051103
    Council District: 11 Community Plan Area: Westchester – Playa Del Rey
    Project Address: 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045

    Project Description: Loyola Marymount University (LMU), the project applicant, proposes a 20-year Master Plan to upgrade, renovate, and replace a substantial portion of the existing academic/administrative, residential and athletic facilities at its Westchester campus (the Project). LMU does not propose to expand the boundaries of campus or modify the campus’ existing City-approved enrollment cap of 7,800 full-time equivalent (FTE) students. Click through to the project page to see more details.







    Washington Square Redevelopment Project         
    Case No. ENV 2007-5046-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2009021035
    Council District: 10 Community Plan Area: West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert
    Project Address: 4020-4060 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles 90018

    Project Description: The Applicant proposes the development of a mixed-use project (“Project”) with residential and retail-commercial uses within the West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Community in the City of Los Angeles. The site is also located within the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency’s Mid-City Recovery Redevelopment Plan area and within an Enterprise Zone. The approximately 8-acre site is trapezoidal in shape and has frontage on Washington Boulevard on the north and 10th Avenue on the east. The Applicant is requesting review of two development options, Option A and Option B. Option A would result in the redevelopment of the site with three mixed-use buildings varying from three to eighteen levels in height. Building heights would vary from 68 to a maximum of 205 feet in height. The structures would each contain ground floor retail uses with residential units above. Option A would include approximately 110,000 square feet of commercial uses and 550 residential units. Approximately 145,000 square feet of open space would be provided in a series of landscaped pedestrian walkways and a plaza. The Project would include a site-wide total of 1,061 parking spaces integrated within the three buildings in some subterranean as well as above grade structure. Option B would result in the redevelopment of the site with three buildings varying in height from two to seven levels in height. Building heights would vary from 50 to a maximum of 85 feet in height. Option B would include approximately 250,000 square feet of commercial uses and 342 residential units. Approximately 100,000 square feet of open space would be provided in a series of landscaped pedestrian walkways and a plaza. The Project would include a site-wide total of 1,368 parking spaces integrated within the three buildings in some subterranean as well as above grade structure. Construction of the Project is anticipated to begin in 2011 with completion of the Project in 2013. The Project would include the demolition of the existing older commercial structures and the associated surface parking lot. Approximately 80,000 to 150,000 cubic yards of soil, depending on the option, would be excavated, the majority of which is expected to be exported off-site.







    Hollywood Gower Project         
    Case No. ENV-2007-5750-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2008011113
    Council District: 13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
    Project Address:: 6100, 6104 & 6116 W. Hollywood Boulevard and 1633, 1645, 1647 & 1649 N. Gower

    Project Description: The proposed project involves demolition of the existing parking lot and construction of an approximately 197,503-square-foot mixed-use development that would rise to 20 stories, a height of 270 feet, and would contain one subterranean parking level. The proposed building would contain 176 residential units, 7,200 square feet of retail space, 345 structured parking spaces, and accessory uses. The proposed project would potentially include a 2-foot street dedication along Hollywood Blvd. and a 5-foot dedication along the southern half of the Gower St. frontage. A 5-foot merger is being requested along the northern half of the Gower St. frontage. The project site is currently zoned C4-2D-SN and C4-2D. The existing D limitation restricts total Floor Area Ratio (FAR) on the project site to 2:1. Applicant proposes to rezone the project site such that the current D limitation would be removed and replaced with a D limitation allowing a maximum FAR of 4.5:1. Structured parking would be located on the subterranean level through the fourth floor. The ground floor would include approximately 7,200 square feet of street-level retail space and a residential lobby. Parking access would be on the ground level along Gower. Levels five through 20 form the residential tower, including amenities. Total open space would be approximately 19,275 square feet, which meets the LA Municipal Code (LAMC) requirements.







    Mangrove Estates Site Mixed Use Project         
    Case No. ENV 2009-3345-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2009101091
    Council District: 9 Community Plan Area: Central City North
    Project Address: Northeast corner of First Street and Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Project Description: A mixed use project consisting of a mix of retail, office, community space, creative live/work units and residential development on a 5.66 acre site located at the northeast corner of 1st Street and Alameda Street adjacent to the new Little Tokyo/Arts District Gold Line light rail transit station. Although no specific development is proposed at this time, it is anticipated that the project site could accommodate a maximum of 1.2 million square (sf) feet of floor space. The maximum amount of each specific use that could be accommodated at the site is as follows: 200,000 sf of retail; 500,000 sf of office; 25,000 sf of community space; 75,000 sf (83 units) of creative live/work; and 400,000 sf (445 units) of residential. The average size of the proposed residential units and creative live/work units is estimated at 900 sf. It is anticipated that approximately 75% of the floor space of each creative live/work unit would be devoted to living area and 25% would be commercial space. Parking would be provided onsite, primarily in subterranean levels. However, it is expected that some parking, including loading/unloading spaces, would be provided at-grade. The maximum height of onsite development is anticipated to be 16 stories above-grade. Anticipated onsite development would include the extension of Hewitt Street in a northerly direction through 1st Street, up to East Temple Street. The alignment of the proposed Hewitt Street extension forms the eastern boundary of the project site. The portion of Turner Street in the northern portion of the site which is currently closed to traffic would be vacated. In addition, portions of Banning Street may also require vacation. The Project may require approvals including but not limited to: a General Plan Amendment, Zone Change (including Height District Change), Tract Map/Subdivision, Street Vacations (the segment of Turner Street in the northern portion and possibly portions of Banning Street), Site Plan Review, Variances for parking reductions, and other entitlements as necessary In order to accommodate the proposed project, an existing 19,500 sf office building and surface parking lot onsite would be demolished. In addition, future onsite construction would include excavation, grading and other site preparation activities.







    Wilshire Crescent Heights Project         
    Case No. ENV-2008-0729-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2008051017
    Council District: 5 Community Plan Area: Wilshire
    Project Address:652 -685 ½ S. Crescent Heights Boulevard and 6233-6245 W. Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

    Project Description: The project site is currently developed with a single story, 7,117 square-foot bank, and associated surface parking lot. The Applicant proposes the development of a new 21-story mixed-use commercial and residential tower on the northeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Crescent Heights Boulevard, which would total approximately 175,057 square feet of floor area and contain 158 residential units, and 6,850 square feet of ground level retail. The residential component of this project would be located in a 21-story residential tower. The proposed structure will reach a maximum height of 255 feet. The proposed project would also include the construction of four at grade town homes totaling approximately 11,106 square feet. The town homes, and associated 10 parking spaces, would be located on the northwestern corner of the project site and would rise to a height of approximately 45 feet. A total of 422 parking spaces will be provided in 2.5 subterranean parking garage levels and four above grade parking garage levels. With the 422 parking spaces in the garage and the 10 parking spaces for the townhomes, the total number of spaces provided would be 432.







    Wilshire Gayley Project         
    Case No. ENV-2008-2368-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2008081010
    Council District: 5 Community Plan Area: Westwood
    Project Address:1151-1157 Gayley Avenue and 10951-10955 Wilshire Blvd.

    Project Description: The Project site consists of two parcels and approximately 23,950  sq. ft. of lot area.  The north parcel is zoned C4-2D-O and the south parcel is zoned [Q]C4-2-O.  A gas station that occupied the north parcel has been removed and remediation has been completed.  The project would require the demolition of an existing one-story commercial building on the south parcel.  The Applicant is requesting review of two development options.  Option 1 would result in the development of a 134-room luxury business hotel and 10 for sale condominiums.  Option 2 would result in the development of 144 condominium units.  Both options would have approximately 6,510 square feet of ground floor retail uses.  Amenities in both options would include a public restaurant, a coffee shop, a business center with meeting rooms, a swimming pool, a spa, and a fitness center.  The building envelope and exterior treatment would be the same for either option.  The building, which would contain approximately 303,709 gross square feet of floor area, would be 29 stories and approximately 427 feet in height.  Parking would be provided in a four level, approximately 200-space subterranean garage.
    The Project may require various approvals including, but not limited to, a General Plan Amendment to allow an increase in the density and height permitted on the south parcel and to amend the land use designation on the north parcel in the Westwood Community Plan Land Use Map from Community Commercial to Regional Center Commercial; Specific Plan Amendment to the Westwood Village Specific Plan and to the Westwood Community Design Review Board Specific Plan to move the boundary north from Wilshire Boulevard to Lindbrook Drive to exclude the entire site from the Specific Plans so that the entire site is governed by the Westwood Community Plan; Zone change from C4-2D-O on the north parcel and [Q]C4-2-O on the south parcel to amend the D Development Limitation on the north parcel and amend the [Q] condition on the south parcel; Height District Change to change Height District 2 and 2D to Height District 4; Zoning Administrator Adjustment to eliminate any required setback on the west side of the site; Site Plan Review/Design Review; Vesting Tentative Tract Map; Project Permit Compliance with the Westwood TIMP Specific Plan; Conditional Use Permit to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption; Conditional Use Permit to allow a hotel in the C4 zone within 500 feet of an R zone (Option 1) and to allow a wireless transmitting facility; approval to permit 226 parking spaces off site (Option 2); Encroachment Permits; Subsurface vacation; and any additional actions as may be deemed necessary.





    Emerson College Project         
    Case No. ENV-2009-0469-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 20090411149
    Council District: 13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
    Project Address:: 5950 and 5960 W. Sunset Blvd, and 1460 Gordon Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Project Description: The Project Applicant, Emerson College, proposes the demolition and removal of an existing surface parking lot and construction of a 10-story mixed-use trade school building within the Hollywood community of the City of Los Angeles. The approximately 37,351 square foot (0.86 acre) project site is located on one lot at the southeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gordon Street (see Figures 1 and 2).





    Bundy Village and Medical Park         
    Case No. ENV-2006-3125-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2006111106
    Council District: 11 Community Plan Area: West Los Angeles
    Project Address: 1901,1925, 1933 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90025; and 12333 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Project Description: The proposed project has two components: mixed-use residential and retail development with associated parking on Parcel A, which fronts Bundy Drive; medical offices, and an associated parking area on Parcel B, which fronts Olympic Boulevard. Above-ground and subterranean parking levels would be provided throughout the project site. Parcel A would include the development of approximately 385 dwelling units (comprised of approximately 146 market-rate units for seniors, 62 affordable (moderate income) units for seniors, and 177 unrestricted market-rate units), and approximately 119,838 square feet of retail/commercial space (including approximately 9,500 square feet of restaurant space). Approximately 737 parking spaces would be provided for the proposed residences and approximately 682 parking spaces would be provided for the proposed retail/commercial component for a total of 1,419 spaces for Parcel A land uses. Parcel B would include approximately 384,735 square feet of medical offices including approximately 1,857 parking spaces in a separate above-ground and below-ground parking structure. The project Applicant is requesting the following discretionary approvals as part of the proposed project: Zone Change on Parcel A from M2-1 to RAS3-1 (Residential/Accessory) to authorize residential use; General Plan Amendment for Parcel A to change the land use designation from Light Industrial to General Commercial; Conditional Use Permit for Parcel B to authorize medical office development in excess of 100,000 square feet in an M2-1 zone; Vesting Tentative Tract Map for subdivision and condominium purposes; Site Plan Review findings; Haul Route approval; and any additional actions as may be determined necessary to implement the project.




    Columbia Square Project         
    Case No. ENV-2007-819-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2007041112
    Council District: 13 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
    Project Address: 6121 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles 90028

    Project Description: PPD Gower I, LLC proposes the Columbia Square Project, which would provide a vertically integrated mix of uses that will assist in promoting Hollywood as a center of population, employment, retail services and entertainment. The project would provide 400 residential units, a 125-room hotel, approximately 380,000 square feet of office space, and approximately 41,300 square feet of retail and restaurant/bar uses (including restaurant/bar use in the hotel). Included within these project uses is approximately 105,510 square feet of existing building area (91,110 square feet for office and 14,400 square feet for retail/restaurant/bar) that would be retained and rehabilitated from the existing 136,233 square-foot Columbia Square Complex. In addition, a substantial part of the project would include landscaped courtyards and pathways and other open space features connecting the various proposed uses that would establish a more pedestrian-oriented environment within the project vicinity. Amenities such as recreation rooms, swimming pools, and landscaped recreational areas would also be provided for residents and guests. The project would also include a multi-level parking facility (including three subterranean levels) with approximately 2,004 parking spaces. The project would require various approvals and may include, but may not be limited to, the following: Community Redevelopment Agency Board Approval to develop a floor area ratio (FAR) up to 5.42:1; Community Redevelopment Agency Board approval of an Owner Participation Agreement (OPA) to permit development in excess of a 4.5:1 FAR; City Council approval of a development agreement; General Plan Amendment to amend the existing Hollywood Community Plan land use designation for the site from “Commercial Manufacturing” Industrial to the “Regional Center” Commercial land use designation and to permit a floor area ratio of 5.42:1; Vesting Zone Change from [Q]C4-1VL-SN to C4-2-SN Zone; Height District Change to permit Height District Number 2, in lieu of Height District 1VL; Vesting Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to permit motion picture and television studios and related incidental uses in a C4 Zone, a hotel within 500 feet of an R Zone, live entertainment/patron dancing, and on- and off-site sales and consumption of a full line of alcoholic beverages; Site Plan Review; City Planning Commission approval to allow a Phased Development that will be constructed in consecutive or overlapping phases over a 10-year period; Zone Variance to allow a restaurant with an outdoor eating area not on the ground floor; Vesting Tentative Tract Map; demolition, grading, excavation, foundation, and associated building permits; Haul Route Approval; Encroachment Permit to encroach approximately 5 feet underneath Gower Street to construct a portion of the parking structure; signage approvals pursuant to the guidelines and policies of the Hollywood Signage Supplemental Use District; certification of an Environmental Impact Report and adoption of a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; coverage under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board; issuance of all required ministerial permits necessary to implement the project by the City of Los Angeles; and, any additional actions as may be deemed necessary.





    Village at Playa Vista         
    Case No. ENV-2002-6129-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2002111065
    Council District: 11 Community Plan Area: Westchester - Playa Del Rey Community Plan Area
    Project Description: In 2004, the City initially approved the Village at Playa Vista project and certified a Final Environmental Impact Report, which included the Original Draft EIR prepared for the Proposed Project in 2003. This Recirculated Sections of Draft EIR (RS-DEIR) replaces certain sections of the Original Draft EIR in response to the California Court of Appeal’s ruling in the consolidated cases of City of Santa Monica v. City of Los Angeles and Ballona Ecosystem Education Project v. City of Los Angeles that the Original Final EIR contained legal deficiencies with respect to the analysis of land use impacts, archaeological resources and wastewater impacts. The City is recirculating this RS-DEIR pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines section 15088.5, subdivision (c), which requires the modified sections of an EIR to be recirculated. As CEQA Guidelines section 15088.5, subdivision (f)(2) permits, the City requests that reviewers limit the scope of their comments to that material which is within the text of the sections in the RS-DEIR and the appendices included in the RS-DEIR. The Village at Playa Vista consists of the following two components: (1) the Urban Development Component and (2) a Habitat Creation/Restoration Component. The Urban Development Component would enable the development of a master planned community composed of 2,600 dwelling units, 175,000 square feet (sq.ft.) of office space, 150,000 sq.ft. of retail space, and 40,000 sq.ft. of community-serving uses. This development would occur on an approximately 99.3-acre site consisting of 87.5 acres of development, 11.4 acres of parks, and 0.4 acre of other passive open space. The Habitat Creation/Restoration Component includes a total of 11.7 acres, of which the Riparian Corridor involves approximately 6.7 acres, with the restoration of the adjoining portion of the Westchester Bluffs occurring over the remaining 5 acres. The construction of the Riparian Corridor would complete a 25-acre riparian corridor that also includes sections east and west of the Riparian Corridor, ultimately feeding into the Playa Vista First Phase Freshwater Marsh. The Village at Playa Vista is comprised of 111.0 acres located within the Westside area of the City of Los Angeles, approximately two miles inland from Santa Monica Bay. An Equivalency Program is also proposed to allow a limited exchange of office uses for retail and/or assisted living uses. All of the potential impacts with regard to the four issues analyzed in this RS-DEIR (namely, Land Use, Archeology, Wastewater and Global Climate Change) are concluded to be less than significant.




    Occidental College Specific Plan         
    Case No. ENV-2006-3025-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2006081153
    Council District: 14 Community Plan Area: Northeast Los Angeles
    Project Address: 1600 Campus Road.
    Project Description: The Occidental College Specific Plan would limit development (including renovation and demolition) to a net addition of approximately 550,250 square feet (sf) to the existing 1,148,044 sf of building area. Maximum Specific Plan Floor Area would not exceed 1,698,294 sf square feet (existing plus net new of 550,250 to equal 1,698,294). Building heights would not exceed four stories (3 stories in Subareas 1 and 3) or 75 feet. Occidental College is not proposing to substantially increase the student body above the existing (mid-2006 when the NOP was published) approximately 1, 750 students. The current cap on the number students at Occidental College is 2,000. For purposes of analysis, a student body of 2000 (an increase of just over 10 percent of the 2006 student body) is analyzed in this EIR as the future student population; no increase above 2000 students is proposed. The Specific Plan identifies three subareas. Subarea 1 consists of the northern, northwestern, western, and southern portions of the campus that are within 25 to 450 feet of the public street adjacent to the campus, and considered to be the entrance and transition area between the college and neighborhoods. The Specific Plan vision for Subarea 1 includes the reduction of the use of fencing, as feasible, and scaled development that would complement the adjacent residences. Subarea 2, considered to be the heritage and academic area, is the location of most of the built areas of the campus and is the core of the campus. The Specific Plan vision for this subarea includes more dense development with buildings that complement existing historically significant buildings and topographical features. Subarea 3, considered to be a scenic residential and active recreation area, would provide open space and recreational opportunities for students and employees, and as well as views that overlook the campus below. Development of this area, which is now mostly undeveloped, would include faculty/staff multi-family housing along Townsend Avenue. Development in each subarea would be limited by square footage, and campus-wide, development would be limited by use. The Specific Plan identifies 29 Building Opportunity Sites (BOS) across the campus. No specific buildings are identified in the Specific Plan.




    Plaza at the Glen Mixed Use Project         
    Case No. ENV 2007-4063-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2007121170
    Council District: 2 Community Plan Area: North Hollywood-Valley Village
    Project Address: 13003 - 13075 Victory Boulevard
    Project Description: The proposed project would develop the site with a 1,300,000 net (or rentable) square foot (up to 1,500,000 gross square feet) urban community that provides employment, services, entertainment, lodging and housing, while integrating transit, and urban amenities into a single mixed-use development. Specifically, the project would provide 150 multi-family residential units, a 230 room hotel, approximately 550,000 net square feet of office space (of which 100,000 net square feet would be medical office), a 2,700 seat theater complex, a 45,000 net square foot gym and 285,000 net square feet of shopping center which is broken down as follows; 140,000 net square feet of retail, 100,000 net square feet of restaurant space, and a 45,000 net square-foot market. Development would range from a minimum of one-story to a maximum of seven stories in order to spread density around the site and maintain lower profiles around site edges, specifically adjacent to residential uses to the north and northeast. The project is intended to create a “village” like setting that includes using low-rise rooftop spaces for pedestrian plazas, amenities and circulation, and a trolley that runs through the middle of the project. A transit plaza would also be developed over the Tujunga Wash between Victory Boulevard and Ethel Avenue and extending about 250 feet north of the current Ethel Avenue bridge. The transit plaza would cover the Wash as well as portions of the recently-planted Greenway adjacent to the Wash. The transit plaza would have the intention of connecting to an extension of an existing DASH route and Orange Line Busway, providing direct transit access to the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area as well as to an existing MTA bus route connecting the project to Warner Center and the City of Burbank Business District. Subterranean parking for 3,312 vehicles is proposed, requiring excavation of approximately 592,000 cubic yards of material to create 3-4 levels of subterranean parking. As with the current site, access would be from Victory Boulevard at Ethel Avenue. A second access would be provided off Victory Boulevard at the eastern property boundary.




    Bellwood Condos Project         
    Case No. ENV-2007-4551-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2007111089
    Council District: 5 Community Plan Area: West Los Angeles
    Project Address: 10330 Bellwood Avenue, Los Angeles, California
    Project Description: The project site consists of 26,218 square feet of lot area zoned C2-1VL-O and 47,201 square feet zoned R3-1-O, 112 apartment units, and Bellwood Ave. The project proposes 158 for-sale flats and townhome units, with a zone change for the project site from C2-1VL-O and R3-1-O to RAS4-1VL. The project also proposes the merger and re-subdivision of the project site, including the vacation of the public street easement for Bellwood Avenue through the project site. As part of the project, a new private street easement will be created pursuant to LAMC § 17.09. The new private street easement will be realigned and will provide public vehicular and pedestrian access to both ends of Bellwood Avenue. The proposed dwelling unit intensity of the proposed project is approximately 73.5 units per acre. The project site slopes downward from east to west, with an elevation change of approximately 20 feet from the highest corner of the project site to the lowest corner of the project site. As measured vertically, from nearest adjacent grade, the two five-story buildings elements (Building Element B adjacent to Olympic Boulevard and the western portion of Building Element C), would be 58 feet in height. As measured vertically, from nearest adjacent grade, the remaining four-story buildings elements (Buildings Elements A and D and the eastern portion of Building Element C) would reach an approximate height of 43 feet. Pursuant to the LAMC, because it is a single building, the project is considered to have only one height measurement, which is calculated from the proposed finished grade elevation established by the podium. To account for significant grade changes, such as the one at the project site, LAMC § 12.21.1(B)(2) allows a building to exceed the maximum height prescribed by the applicable zone by not more than 12 feet as measured from the lowest point of elevation of the finished surface of the ground between the building and a line five feet from the building. Pursuant to California State Government Code Section 65915 (a)(b)(1)(B), five percent of the project’s total units are proposed to be set aside for very low income tenants for a period of 30 years. The project's building will consist of 210,372 square feet of floor area in one structure comprised of a parking garage with grade-level and subterranean parking, with four residential building elements above. The total floor area ratio (FAR) of the proposed project would be approximately 2.6:1.




    The Wetherly Project         
    Case No. ENV-2007-1620-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2007091074
    Council District: 5 Community Plan Area: Los Angeles
    Project Address: 300 South Wetherly Drive, Los Angeles, California, 90048
    Project Description: The Wetherly Project (Proposed Project) would demolish 84 existing apartment and condominium units in seven buildings and construct approximately 132 condominium units in one 16-story building (208 feet tall) and eight townhouse units in a three-story building (35 feet tall). The condominium tower would be approximately 259,716 square feet in total, while the townhomes would be approximately 28,200 square feet in total. Total building area on the project site would be approximately 287,916 square feet. A total of 350 parking spaces would be provided in a subterranean parking structure. The Proposed Project would be designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification, which would exceed the requirements of the City of Los Angeles Green Building Ordinance.




    Wilshire and La Brea Project         
    Case No. ENV-2007-1604-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2007071053
    Council District: 4 Wilshire Community Plan Area
    Project Address: 5200-5224 Wilshire Boulevard, 700-758 La Brea Avenue, and 719-757 Sycamore Avenue, Los Angeles, California
    Project Description: BRE Properties, Inc. is proposing to build a mixed-use residential and retail project on a 3.4-acre site at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in the Wilshire Community Plan area. Specifically, the site is bounded by Wilshire Boulevard on the north, Sycamore Avenue on the east, West 8th Street on the south, and La Brea Avenue on the west. The project would consist of 562 residential units and approximately 45,000 square feet of commercial space. The residential mix would include 138 one-bedroom studio units, 315 one-bedroom apartment units, 99 two-bedroom apartment units, and 10 two-bedroom townhome units. The retail component would include 37,000 square feet of general retail and 8,000 square feet of restaurant space. Residents-only amenities would include indoor recreation and fitness areas, an outdoor pool, a spa, and both public and private open space gardens and decks. The proposed structure would consist of six levels of apartment dwellings atop an elevated base; the base would be approximately 20 feet above street level at the Wilshire Boulevard end of the property and approximately 28 feet above street level at 8th Street. The residential floors would consist of two elements: a primary structure arranged in a "wing" configuration, which would create building "fingers" that would surround open-ended courtyards, and a smaller "bar" structure along the base edge at Sycamore Avenue. The taller building would be six stories plus mezzanines above the base, while the smaller building would be two stories above the base. Overall, the taller building would be a maximum of 100 feet above grade, and the smaller building would be up to 44 feet above grade. An accent tower at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue would be up to 130 feet above grade; the highest parts would contain equipment and provide a decorative element for the building. The proposed structure would have a floor area ratio (FAR) of 3.4:1. The project would provide a total of approximately 62,000 square feet of open space. Of this total, 8,100 square feet of open space would be at grade and would consist of a large strip of landscaping along Sycamore Avenue and smaller intermittent planters along Wilshire Boulevard, La Brea Avenue, and West 8th Street, along with paved areas in plazas. The remainder would include over 39,000 square feet of open space on a 2nd floor pool deck, and 22,400 square feet of open space in private decks. A total of 1,083 parking spaces would be provided on 41/2 levels. Parking would be provided in a partial above-ground "mezzanine" level, in a ground level and in a 2.5 level subterranean structure. The retail and commercial parking spaces would be provided within a partial above­ground mezzanine level located at the southern end of the project site, in the at-grade parking level, and in the top subterranean parking level. Residential parking spaces would be provided in the 2.5 subterranean parking levels. Access points to the parking structure would be located on Sycamore Avenue (residential and retail), and West 8th Street (residential and retail.) Loading zones are proposed to be located completely within the interior of the structure.





    Temple Israel of Hollywood Enhancement Project         
    Case No. ENV-2007-2147-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2007071023
    Council District: 4 Community Plan Area: Hollywood
    Project Address: 7300 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA
    Project Description: The Proposed Project would involve the contruction of 47,010 square feet of school and sanctuary uses including 224 parking spaces,the renovation of the existing sanctuary, pre-school classrooms, and administrative facilities, as well as, the demolation of the 8,590-square foot Weisz Building.




    The Museum of Tolerance         
    Case No. ENV-2007-2476-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2008031095
    Council District: 5 Community Plan Area: West Los Angeles
    Project Address: 9786 and 9760 W. Pico Boulevard and 1414, 1420, and 1424 Roxbury Drive, Los Angeles, CA
    Project Description: Vesting Zone Change and Height District Change from R1-1 to [Q]C4-2D-O for three lots (1414, 1420, and 1424 South Roxbury Drive), General Plan Amendment to change the land use designation from Low Density Residential to Neighborhood Commercial for three lots (1414, 1420, and 1424 South Roxbury Drive) and General Plan Amendment on four lots (9786 West Pico Boulevard, 1414, 1420, and 1424 South Roxbury Drive) to amend Footnote No. 1 of the West Los Angeles Community Plan to include “institutional property at southeast corner of Pico Boulevard and Roxbury Drive” in the list of exceptions to Height District 1 with the Neighborhood Commercial land use designation, Vesting Zone Change and Height District Change on existing commercial lot (9786 West Pico Boulevard) from C4-1VL-O to [Q]C4-2D-O, Zoning Administrator Approval, pursuant to Further Authority and LAMC §12.24 X.22, to permit buildings on lots in the C Zone to exceed the maximum heights set by LAMC§12.21.1A.10, Zoning Administrator’s Determination regarding Shared Parking at 1399 Roxbury Drive, Plan Approval to amend the conditions of the Conditional Use Permit, Site Plan Review Approval for change of use and net increase in average daily trips, Zoning Administrator Approval, pursuant to Further Authority and LAMC §12.24-F for Height and Area Relief, CPC Authorization for Reduced On-Site Parking with Remote Off-site Parking, and any additional actions as may be determined necessary or desirable, which may include a development agreement. Additionally, Approval for Public Benefit Project for Museum use and Vesting Tentative Tract map for airspace subdivision are requested for the adjoining building (9760 West Pico Boulevard) to facilitate the incorporation of its West Wing and use for Museum purposes. The proposed project would involve the addition of approximately 20,809 square feet of floor area to the existing 69,477-square-foot Museum of Tolerance. The proposed project would also involve the extension of Museum operating hours. The extended Museum operating hours, with the exception of the Exhibition Space, would be Sun.-Thurs.7 AM-midnight, Fri. 7AM-sundown, and Sat. sundown-midnight. The Exhibition Space operating hours would be from 10 AM to 9:30 PM Sun.-Thurs. and 10AM to sundown on Fri. Professional classes may start at 7 AM Sun.-Fri. and student classes may start at 8:30 AM Sun.-Thurs.




    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center West Tower Project         
    Case No. ENV-2008-620-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2008031040
    Council District: 5 Community Plan Area: Wilshire
    Project Address: 8720 Beverly Blvd.
    Project Description: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) proposes to develop a new medical facility on the CSMC campus on approximately 2 acres currently occupied by a 2-story building and parking. Zone Change and Height District Change to amend current [T][Q]C2-2D-O zoning. Amendment to existing Development Agreement and Master Plan to permit an additional 200,000 square feet and parking on CSMC campus. Proposed West Tower would be 11 stories, 185 feet tall, and 460,650 square feet of floor area, comprising 200,000 square feet pursuant to this application, 170,650 square feet previously approved and vested (not built) under existing Master Plan, and 90,000 square feet offset from existing building at 8723 Alden Dr. to be demolished. An attached parking structure would be 7 levels, including 3 below grade, providing approximately 700 spaces.




    La Brea Gateway Project         
    Case No. ENV-2005-6164-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2008041053
    Council District: 5 Hollywood Community Plan Area
    Project Address: 915 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca
    Project Description: General Plan Amendment (from Limited Manufacturing to Neighborhood Commercial), Zone Change (from MR1-1 to RAS4-1), Tentative Tract Map, and Site Plan Review to permit the construction and operation of a mixed-use development consisting of 219 apartment units and approximately 35,000 square feet of retail space, along with 542 code-required parking spaces on six parcels totaling 2.27 acres of land. The Project site is currently developed with approximately 56,673 square feet of studio-related industrial uses.




    La Cienega Eldercare Facility Project         
    Case No. ENV-2008-1994-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2008061124
    Council District: 5 Community Plan Area: Wilshire
    Project Address: 1022 to 1054 S. La Cienega Blvd.
    Project Description: Construction of a four- to five-story, approximately 150,500-square-foot eldercare facility over two levels of subterranean parking. The facility would reach 70 feet at its highest point and would comprise 22 skilled nursing care guest rooms, four Alzheimer's/Dementia Care guest rooms, and 149 Assisted Living Care dwelling units. Amenities would include landscaped terraces and courtyards, private balconies, lounges, administrative offices, theater, physical therapy, activity rooms, gym, and showers. The project would be developed under the provisions of Senate Bill 1818 (density bonus). Parking would comprise 212 underground spaces and 6 at-grade for 218 total.




    959 Seward St Project         
    Case No. ENV-2007-717-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2007031050
    Council District: 4 Hollywood Community Plan Area
    Project Address: 959 Seward St., Los Angeles, CA 90038
    Project Description: The Proposed Project is designed to be an entertainment campus to cater primarily to entertainment type users for offices, editing, and post-production. The combined floor area of the proposed office buildings is approximately 241,568 square feet, of which approximately 237,568 square feet will be devoted to entertainment business-related office uses and 4,000 square feet will be restaurant use. The maximum building height on the project site would be approximately 76 feet. Parking for the Proposed Project will be located within a separate parking structure on the northern portion of the project site; the parking structure will contain approximately 700 parking spaces in eight above grade levels and one subterranean parking level. Parking supply for the Proposed Project would exceed Los Angeles Municipal Code requirements. The Proposed Project has been designed with pedestrian-friendly uses. The proposed building edges would be set back from the surrounding roadways to provide landscaped public walkways along the site perimeter. Access to the project site (3.7 acres) would be provided from Romaine Street on the north and from Seward Street on the east. Both access points would allow vehicular and pedestrian ingress and egress. Access to the parking structure and valet parking would be provided via the internal roadway proposed for the project. An equipment loading dock would be located adjacent to the ingress/egress on North Seward Street. Requested Land use entitlements requests include the following: Vesting Zone Change from MR1 (Restricted Industrial Zone) to M1 (Industrial) Vesting Conditional Use Permit for Major Development Project, Conditional Use Permit Alcohol (CUB), Conditional Use Permit Commercial Corner (CUZ), Site Plan Review, and Haul Route Permit.




    Bradley Landfill Recycling Center         
    Case No. ENV-2001-3267-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2002121027
    Council District 6 Sun Valley
    Project Address: 9227 Tujunga Avenue
    Project Description: This EIR evaluates the applicant’s proposed transitional activities associated with the change from on-site landfilling to use of the site as a Transfer Station and Materials Recycling Facility (TS/MRF). The plan consists of two phases, which include proposed activities on both Bradley West/West Extension and Bradley East. Phase I of the Proposed Project would include the following components: transitional 43 foot vertical expansion of the existing landfill; construction of the new TS/MRF; expansion of existing green and wood waste processing operation and transitional expansion of existing MRF operation. Phase II of the Proposed Project would involve conversion of the existing landfill operation to the proposed TS/MRF operation; closure of the existing landfill, including installation of final cover; and continued operation of the expanded green and wood waste processing facility that began in Phase I.


    New Century Plan         
    Case No. ENV-2006-1914-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2006061096
    Council District: 5 West Los Angeles Community Plan Area
    Project Address:
    10250 Santa Monica Blvd,1801 Ave of the Stars, 1930 Century Park West, Los Angeles, Ca 90067
    Project Description: Westfield, LLC (the Applicant) proposes the New Century Plan (proposed project) within the Century City community of the City of Los Angeles. The proposed project would create an integrated center within the community by providing a broad array of shopping and dining choices, entertainment opportunities, outdoor spaces and amenities within an approximately 22-acre site. Specifically, the existing buildings, department stores, and outdoor areas within the shopping center would be reconfigured or renovated to provide for new retail and restaurant spaces, along with landscaping and open space amenities. In addition, the project would remove two existing office buildings that together comprise approximately 360,964 square feet adjacent to the shopping center, and replace them with new residential uses, shopping center uses, office uses and parking facilities, all of which would be physically integrated with the existing shopping center. Upon completion, the project would include approximately 358,881 square feet of net new shopping center space, a reduction in office uses from 360,964 square feet to 106,523 square feet, and approximately 262 multi-family residential apartment or condominium units. When accounting for existing commercial uses to be removed, the proposed project would result in a net increase of approximately 104,440 square feet of commercial uses. The new retail buildings in the shopping center would have heights of up to approximately 75 feet as measured from the plaza level of the shopping center. In addition, the residential uses would be located in a high-rise building with retail uses below within the northeastern portion of the site. This new combined shopping center/residential building would be 49 stories with a maximum height of 579 feet as measured from the plaza level of the shopping center (or approximately 587 feet above grade). The proposed improvements would promote the future vitality of the shopping center and enhance Century City as a walkable community by providing options to live, play, work and shop in an area that is already an established employment hub.




    Ponte Vista Project         
    Case No. ENV-2005-4516-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2005091086
    Council District: 15 Wilmington-Harbor City
    Project Address: : 26900 S. Western Avenue
    Project Description: The Project proposes a Specific Plan (proposed density is approximately 37 units per acre), General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, and Vesting Tentative Tract Map for the subdivision, construction, and operation of a 1,950-unit townhome and condominium development including approximately 10,000 square feet of ancillary retail use to serve the convenience needs of residents. Forty-four percent of the proposed units (850 units) would be reserved for seniors only (age 55 and above). 1,000 of the units of the Project would be multi-family residential units, consisting of stacked flats and/or stacked townhomes. The remaining 100 units of the Project would be attached 3-story townhome units with private garages. The proposed units would have floor areas ranging from approximately 700 to 3,000 square feet. Approximately 40 percent of the Project’s post-development acreage would consist of landscaped common area to include the following: a 2.5-acre central park (with community clubhouse and pool), a two-acre waterscape concourse, a 0.5-acre senior community park, and a publicly accessible six-acre park potentially featuring two little league baseball fields. The Project would also provide an access road from Western Avenue to Mary Star of the Sea High School. The Project site is approximately 61.5 acres. The Project would involve the demolition and removal of all existing improvements on the site, which include 245 residential units, a 2,161-square foot community center, and a 3,454-square foot retail convenience facility which were constructed in approximately 1962 by the U.S. Navy for the purpose of housing and accommodating personnel stationed at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. The site (formerly known as “San Pedro Housing”) was closed in the late 1990s. The Project would require approximately 837,000 cubic yards [cy] of earthwork Grading will be balanced, and no fill material would be imported to or exported from the Project site.




    Vesting Trentative Tract No.61553    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2005-2301-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2005111054
    Council District: 3 Canoga Park-Winnetka-Woodland Hills-West Hills
    Project Address: : 22255 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

    Project Description: The proposed project is the development of 37 detached single-family homes on a 6.19-acre project site. The project would require a change of zoning from R-1 to RD-6 because the single family homes are configured on two lots as a detached condominium development. Also, because portions of the proposed project would be visible from Mulholland Drive, the applicant is requesting an exception from the viewshed protection and allowable building height provisions set forth in the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan. The applicant also requests a Zoning Administrator Determination to allow a retaining wall in excess of 3.5 feet in a required front yard, a Zoning Administrator Adjustment to allow a retaining wall in excess of 8 feet in a required front yard and a Zoning Administrator Adjustment to allow more than one retaining wall on a single lot. The retaining walls do not provide additional viewshed impacts along Mulholland Drive. The resulting project would have less density than permitted by the proposed zoning, it is consistent with the General Plan, and would look like a conventional single-family project. A 40-foot front yard setback would be maintained along Mulholland Drive and a 20-foot front yard setback would be maintained along San Feliciano Drive. The proposed homes would be two-stories, with a maximum height of 36 feet.





    Buckley School Campus Enhancement Plan    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2004-7171-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2005011055
    Council District: 5 Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass
    Project Address: : 3900 Stansbury Avenue
    Project Description:

    The Buckley School proposes to enhance its existing campus facilities to address the needs of existing and future school programs, including the provision of adequate teaching space for all educational levels, specialty teaching spaces, and multipurpose spaces for educational gatherings that cannot occur in a standard classroom. The project also provides for the modernization of existing facilities, improved disabled access, and energy efficiency upgrades. Included within the Campus Enhancement Plan are vehicular circulation and queuing improvements, increased parking within a new enclosed parking facility, the demolition of six buildings, construction of five new/replacement buildings, a central plant, and addition to and/or renovation of several existing buildings. Upon completion, a net addition of approximately 69,500 square feet of building area would be provided, resulting in a total of 168,650 square feet of educational facilities within the project site. Project implementation would require various approvals, including but not limited to, Specific Plan Exceptions and Environmental Findings pursuant to the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan, a new Conditional Use Permit that among other things would allow an increase in enrollment of up to 80 students for a maximum enrollment of 830 students, Modification of the height regulations, Site Plan Review findings, a Parcel Map to create two legal lots, and Design Review pursuant to the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan.





    Yucca Street Condo Project    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2006-6941-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2006101025
    Council District:13 Hollywood Community Plan Area
    Project Address: : 6230 West Yucca Street
    Project Description: Zone Change to amend the “D” limitation under the existing C4-2D-SN zoning for the site to allow an FAR of 4.5:1 in lieu of 3:1, Tentative Tract Map, Zoning Administrator’s Adjustment to permit residential portions of the project to maintain 0-foot side yards in lieu of 16-foot side yards and a 0-foot rear yard in lieu of 20-foot yard and Site Plan Review to permit the construction and operation of a 114,652-square foot mixed-use development consisting of 13,790 square feet of commercial space, 10 live/work units (21,222 square feet) and 85 residential condominium units (93,141 square feet) with 242 code-required parking spaces on 1 parcel totaling 0.58 acres of land. The Project site is currently developed with approximately 15,000 square feet of commercial uses. The residential units would be provided in 12 levels above one level of commercial uses, one lobby, two parking levels with additional two below grade parking levels.





    LA Lofts Chinatown Projects    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2005-0881-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2006041161
    Council District 1 Central City North
    Project Address: 1101 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Project Description:

    General Plan Amendment (from Light Industrial to Regional Commercial and Add Areas), Zone Change (from MR2-1 to C2-2, and Add Areas), Height District Change (from District 1 to District 2), Tentative Tract Map, and Zoning Administrator’s Adjustment (for reduced front and side yards) to permit the construction and operation of a 272-unit condominium facility totaling 334,900 gross square feet of floor area with 614 parking spaces on a 137,044 square foot lot. The project involves two components: 1) The physical development of 272 condominium units with corresponding Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Tract Map and Zoning Administrators Adjustment and, 2) an Add Area involving the theoretical development of one parcel located at 129 W. College, 1009 N. Main Street, and 1007 N. Main Street. The Add Area would involve a Plan Amendment and Zone Change initiated by the City of Los Angeles for this parcel located adjacent to the proposed project site. The proposed project does not involve any physical development of the Add Area.






    Blvd 6200 Project    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2005-7118-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2005121038
    Council District 13 Hollywood
    Project Address: 6200 Hollywood Blvd and multiple addresses
    Project Description:

    The Proposed Project consists of the demolition of five small structures and construction of a new mixed-use development containing up to 1,042 residential rental units and approximately 175,000 square feet of retail uses, and a total of approximately 2,800 parking spaces would be provided in ground floor and subterranean levels to accommodate the patrons of the retail uses, the occupants of the residential units, and patrons of the Pantages Theater that presently utilize the existing surface parking lots





    Hollywood/Garfield Mixed-Use Development    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2004-3814-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2004101104
    Council District 4 Hollywood
    Project Address: 5555 Hollywood Blvd, 1711, 1717, 1723-1723 ¾ North Garfield Place
    Project Description:

    The proposed project consists of the new construction of a mixed-use development containing 90 multi-family residential units and 6,000 square feet of commercial/retail space. Parking for the proposed project would be contained in two parking levels (one ground level and one subterranean). Required approvals include: tentative tract map; specific plan exceptions; zoning administrator's adjustment; project permit compliance; site plan review. The project site is approximately 1.1 acres and is zoned [Q]R5-2 and R3-1. The project site is located within the boundaries of the Vermont/Western Transit Oriented District Specific Plan.



    Wilshire Center Project    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2005-8703-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2005121142
    Council District 10 Wilshire
    Project Address: 3150 Wilshire Blvd.,Los Angeles, CA 90010
    Project Description:

    The Proposed Project includes the demolition of approximately 54,000 square feet of existing commercial uses and the construction of a new mixed-use development consisting of residential condominiums and retail space. The Project includes two residential condominium high-rise buildings (Wilshire Tower and Vermont Tower) above a 4-level above grade parking podium and a one-level retail structure. The Wilshire Tower will include 287 units within 18 floors above the podium level (348,000 square feet of floor area) and the Vermont Tower will include 177 units within 10 floors above the podium level (211,000 square feet of floor area). Both residential buildings will include a combined total of 464 residential units built over 4 levels of above ground level parking, approximately 27,000 square feet of commercial retail space and up to 14,000 sf of restaurant area on the ground floor, and 2 levels of subterranean parking. The proposed transit-oriented project is designed to incorporate a mixture of activities that support and encourage pedestrian activity in close proximity to the Wilshire/Vermont MTA Metro Red Line Station.





    Herald Examiner Project    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2005-4654-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2005081146
    Council District 9 Central City
    Project Address: 1111 S. Broadway; 1108 S. Hill St.; 120 W. 12th St.; Los Angeles, CA 90015
    Project Description: This proposed project would involve the rehabilitation of the Herald Examiner Building, a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and construction of two new mixed-use buildings in Downtown Los Angeles. The Herald Examiner Building, located at 1111 South Broadway, would be rehabilitated in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation to include 20,000 square feet of retail space, 9,000 square feet of indoor amenities, and 39,725 square feet of office space. The existing Press building, located at 1108 South Hill Street adjacent to the Herald Examiner Building, would be demolished and replaced with a new 24-story building that would feature 2,560 square feet of retail space, 268 condominium units, and 366 parking spaces. An approximately 50-foot wide courtyard would be constructed between the rehabilitated Herald Examiner Building and the newly constructed Hill Street building. A 37-story building is proposed at 120 West 12th Street, a site currently occupied by an asphalt-paved parking lot that would feature 10,000 square feet of retail space, 319 condominium units, and 523 parking spaces.

    Construction of the proposed project would be phased and involve separate construction activities and timelines at each of the three project sites. Construction at the Broadway and Hill Street sites is estimated to begin in 2006 and will include abatement of hazards in the existing Herald Examiner and Press buildings, selective demolition within the Herald Examiner Building, demolition of the Press building and then rehabilitation of the Herald Examiner Building consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Building Rehabilitation. Construction at the other two project sites is anticipated to involve excavation for the subterranean parking structures, construction of the parking garages and then construction of the new buildings. Construction at the Hill Street site is estimated to begin either in late 2006 or in early 2007 and be complete in 2009, and construction at the 12th Street site is estimated to begin in 2008 and be complete in 2010.



    10131 Constellation Blvd    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2004-6269-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2005051145
    Council District 5 West Los Angeles / Century City North Specific Plan
    Project Address: 10131 Constellation Boulevard
    Project Description: The Project proposes to develop a total of 483 condominium units in three separate buildings. Two 47-story towers would each contain 194 units and would reach a height of approximately 570 feet above grade. The third building, a 12-story loft building would contain 95 units and would reach a height of approximately 135 feet above grade. A one-story recreational facility centered around a swimming pool would serve to connect the two towers. The Project would include at least 1.7 acres of open space, including a landscaped plaza at the northeast corner of Avenue of the Stars and Constellation Boulevard. The total proposed floor area is approximately 1,292,358 square feet and a total of 1,208 parking spaces would be provided. The Project is located on a 5.5-acre site in the C2-2-O zone. Approximately 35,000 square feet of existing structures and associated parking would be demolished to allow for the proposed new construction. Project implementation would require various approvals, including but not limited to, a Project Permit (pursuant to Century City North Specific Plan), a Vesting Tentative Tract Map and Site Plan Review findings, revision of an existing access covenant and agreement with the City, and Haul Route approval.


    2055 Avenue of the Stars Condominiums (on the site of the Former St.Regis Hotel)    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2005-4496-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2005081042
    Council District 5 West Los Angeles / Century City North Specific Plan
    Project Address: 2055 Avenue of the Stars
    Project Description:"Vesting Tentative Tract Map, Specific Plan Project Permit, Site Plan Review Findings, Conditional Use Permit (sale or dispensation of alcoholic beverages), Parking Variance (offsite parking), and other applicable administrative permits such as haul route, grading, and building permits to allow the construction of a 147-unit condominium building with associated amenities on a 3.8-acre site in the C2-2-O zone. The Project would be developed in one high-rise residential tower, consisting of approximately 581,000 square feet of Floor Area and up to 50,000 square feet of Floor Area of various amenities described below. The building would be approximately 480 feet in height plus approximately 17 feet of mechanical equipment. The Project would include approximately two acres of landscaped open space. The Project would include various luxury resident amenities, including a 7,000-square-foot restaurant and either: (a) 27,000 square feet of resident-focused specialty uses, such as but not limited to, a shoe repair, salon, art gallery, and sundries shop or (b) a 43,000-square-foot private membership facilities that would only be accessible to residents and a limited number of outside memberships. Onsite residential parking would be provided on several subterranean levels with a minimum of two parking spaces for each condominium unit and one guest parking space for every two condominium units. Ancillary parking would be provided for the non-residential uses at an offsite parking structure, which includes approximately 3,000 parking spaces. At a minimum, all City Code required parking spaces for the restaurant and other non-residential amenities would be available in the offsite parking structure.
    Steven S.Wise Middle School         
    Case No. ENV-2003-4563-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2003101055
    Council District 5 & 11 Brentwood-Pacific Palisades
    Project Address: 15900 & 16100 Mulholland Drive
    Project Description: Conditional Use Permit and Director’s Determination for Design Review Board recommendations and Plan Exception from the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan, and other applicable discretionary and administrative permits to authorize the relocation of the existing Stephen S. Wise Middle School from its current temporary location on property owned by the Bel Air Presbyterian Church on Mulholland Drive to a permanent location on the Milken Community High School Site, located at 15900 Mulholland Drive between Sepulveda Boulevard and the San Diego Freeway (State Route 405). The two schools would occupy and share a Consolidated Middle School/High School site. Upon completion of the project, the Stephen S. Wise Middle School would continue to provide a co-educational, day school facility that serves grades seven and eight. The project would provide permanent and upgraded facilities to accommodate the educational needs of up to 240 middle school students on an underutilized portion of the existing High School site. The new Middle School would be up to 18.5 feet in height and would include approximately 30,000 square feet of floor area. Additionally, minor improvements would be made on the High School site, including the enclosure of three existing balconies and the addition of a canopy over existing walkways. The proposed project would also include the conversion of an existing nursery/pre-school site at 16100 Mulholland Drive to athletic fields to serve both the Middle School and High School students. The Athletic Field site was previously used by the Stephen S. Wise Nursery School program, which recently returned to its original, permanent location at the Stephen S. Wise Temple site east of the 405 Freeway.


    Sierra Canyon Secondary School    (Broadband Highly Recommended) Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2004-0164-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 20044011102
    Council District 12 Chatsworth-Porter Ranch
    Project Address: 11023 Lurline Avenue, Chatsworth 91311
    Project Description: Vesting Conditional Use Permit to allow development of a 550-student secondary school on a 4.89 (net) acre site in the (T)RE11-1 and A2-1 zones and, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 12.24.F, to provide relief from various height and setback requirements. The project would include a classroom building, athletics center (500 person occupancy), performing arts center (600 seats), administration building and aquatics center (80 person occupancy) totaling 120,542 feet of floor area. Parking would be provided in an at-grade parking level for 236 vehicles with access provided from the extension of Rinaldi Street. The design will use simple building masses to complement site topography with an emphasis on natural materials, colors and textures and an efficient footprint that utilizes the site's sloping character. The project will be built in up to three phases with initial occupancy by modular classrooms on the upper part of the site and temporary parking on the lower part of the site. The development of the Project is expected to be completed by the year 2010. Demolition of an existing single-family residence will be required and approximately 19,800 cubic yards of material would be excavated from the site



    Chase Knolls    (Previous DEIR)        57mb
    Case No. ENV-2002-1228-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2003071049
    Council District 2 Van Nuys - North Sherman Oaks Community Plan Area
    Project Address: 13401 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
    Project Description: Site Plan Review, Parcel Map and Cultural Heritage Commission Review (including historic preservation contract review) to permit the construction of 141 new dwelling units in five, three-story buildings (117,264 square feet), and to construct common area amenities (including a pool, clubhouse room, and gym). Demolition of certain carport structures and laundry facilities will be required for the construction of the new dwelling unit structures; parking provided by proposed demolished carports will be replaced with surface area parking lots. The complex's open garden courtyards will be preserved



    Wilshire - Comstock Project    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2003-5313-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2004091031
    Council District 5 Westwood
    Project Address: 10250 Wilshire Boulevard
    Project Description: On June 29, 1977, the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, issued a Conditional Negative Declaration (CND) for a Tentative Tract Map involving the subdivision of a 35-unit condominium project at 10250 Wilshire Boulevard (CND-213-77-SUB). The Tentative Tract Map (TTM) was recorded on October 31, 1979 as Tract No. 27025. Conditions of Approval for the development limited the project to 35 units with a minimum of 103 parking spaces. The project applicant proposes to develop the vacant project site with 35 condominium units (and 8 accessory maids rooms) pursuant to the previous TTM approval. The approximate 202,000 square foot high-rise residential building would be 21 stories or approximately 281 feet in height. 52.8 percent or 13,203 square feet of the existing vacant lot would be developed with the proposed high-rise building. The remaining 47.2 percent or 11,814 square feet of the project site would consist of open space. Parking would be provided on-site for approximately 111 vehicles in a three level subterranean parking structure. Total grading would consist of approximately 38,600 cubic yards of soil.
    Pursuant to Section 16.50 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, the project is subject to Design Review Board oversight to ensure that specific design criteria of the Westwood Community Plan is implemented into the design elements of the proposed project (the project is exempt from the Wilshire-Westwood Scenic Corridor Specific Plan as the TTM was approved between July 25, 1972 and June 5, 1980). The recorded map will not be modified. The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will provide a detailed analysis of Geology and Soils, Transportation/Traffic and other environmental factors deemed to be potentially affected.



    Villa Marina Mixed Use Project    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2004-3812-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2004081198
    Council District 11 Palms - Mar Vista - Del Rey
    Project Address: 13480, 13490 Maxella Avenue; 4350, 4356, 4358 Lincoln Blvd.
    Project Description: General Plan Amendment (from Limited Commercial to General Commercial for the Mixed Use Project site and Add Areas), Zone Change (Mixed Use Project area from M1 to RAS4 and Add Areas from M1 to C4), Tentative Tract Map, Conditional Use Permit, Coastal Development Permit, Site Plan Review and Lot Line Adjustment to allow a mixed-use development consisting of 310 residential condominium units and 9,000 square feet of retail uses. The project involves the demolition of five commercial and restaurant buildings totaling approximately 30,000 square feet. Parking accommodations include a one-level subterranean, second-level podium, and surface level parking totaling 691 spaces. The mixed use project site area is 4.04 acres. Add Areas comprise approximately 5.28 acres and involve a Community Plan Amendment and Zone Change; no physical development is proposed to occur within the Add Areas.



    Metropolitan Transportation Authority West Los Angeles Transportation Facility & Sunset Ave. Project    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2004-1407-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2003121036 / 2004031139
    Council District 10 & 11 Venice / West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Community Plan Areas
    Project Address: 3475 South La Cienega Blvd / 100 East Sunset Avenue
    Project Description: A Draft EIR has been prepared to address the environmental impacts of both the West Los Angeles Transportation Facility and the Sunset Avenue Projects. This decision between Metro and the City of Los Angeles has been made since proposed development of each site is related to the other site. Specifically, while approval decisions regarding the two projects are not necessarily tied together, both projects are related to a relocation of the existing Division 6 transportation facility currently located at the Sunset Avenue site. Upon completion of the West Los Angeles Transportation Facility, a new, larger, state-of-the-art facility for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses proposed along Jefferson Boulevard, Metro has committed to relocate all service lines, employees, and administrative functions performed out of the antiquated Division 6 property in Venice. Completion of the West Los Angles Transportation Facility and removal of the existing Division 6 facilities would then result in the reasonably foreseeable development of the Sunset Avenue property.

    West Los Angeles Transportation Facility - The proposed project consists of a state-of-the-art transportation facility from which to operate a fleet of up to 175 CNG powered buses and to provide improved public transit service in the central and western areas of Los Angeles County. Relocation of existing operations at Division 6 in Venice to this location would allow Metro to expand service from a more centralized location in response to growing ridership. Development of the transportation facility on the 4.66-acre site would provide Metro with expanded maintenance and administrative facilities, CNG fueling facilities, and bus and employee parking. The project would include 53,120 square feet in a primary administration/maintenance building and approximately 18,800 square feet of auxiliary facilities.

    Sunset Avenue Project - The proposed project would replace the vacated Division 6 operation with a mix of residential and commercial uses supported by two levels of subterranean parking. Residential uses would occupy several individual structures that would each contain a varying number of dwelling units. Open areas between the individual structures would allow for communal walkways, common space for recreation or garden areas, water features, and landscaping. A maximum of 225 units would be constructed, with a total residential floor area of approximately 270,000 square feet. Residential structures that face Main Street and Pacific Avenue are proposed with building heights that would not exceed 35 feet, while structures in the center of the site and those facing Sunset Avenue and Thornton Place are proposed to be approximately 35 to 56 feet in height. Commercial uses include approximately 10,000 square feet of floor area in a ground floor setting facing Main Street. Commercial and retail space would be occupied by café, retail, and health club uses. This site is included on a list of hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65912.5 due to detected contaminants from previous use of the property. However, a health risk assessment has determined that these contaminants do not pose a risk to human health.



    Mountain Gate   Available Now!  
    Case No. 99-3251-SUB/ZC/GPA
    2050 Stoney Hill Road
    Council District 11 Brentwood- Pacific Palisades Community Plan Area
    Project Description: Zone Change, General Plan Amendment and Subdivision application for Vesting Tentative Tract to subdivide 449.5 acres into 32 lots, with 29 single-family home subdivision. Three lots for open space development.



    Tower of Wooden Pallets Apartments   Available Now!  
    Case No. ENV-2003-0742-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2003121098
    Council District 2 Van Nuys-North Sherman Oaks
    Project Address: 15357 W.Magnolia Blvd, Sherman Oaks
    Project Description: Site Plan Review for a new 98-unit (original 78 units + 25% density bonus with five units designated as "affordable disabled"), three-story apartment building with 185 subterranean parking stalls in the R3-1 Zone, on a 62,477 sq.ft.lot. The site contains Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No.184, "Tower of Wooden Palletts", a single-family structure, and sheds, all proposed to be demolished (but the monument will not be desclassified). Proposed floor area: 90,825 sq.ft.



    Canyon Hills   Available Now!  
    Case No. ENV-2002-2481-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2002091018
    Council District 2 Sunland-Tujunga-Shadow Hills-Lake View Terrace-
    East La Tuna Canyon Community Plan Area
    and the Sun Valley - La Tuna Canyon Community Plan Areas
    Project Address: 8000 La Tuna Canyon Road
    Project Description: Vesting Tentative Tract Map, Site Plan Review, Project Permit Compliance Review (San Gabriel/Verdugo Mountains Scenic Preservation Specific Plan), General Plan Amendments, Zone Changes and Development Agreement to permit the construction of 280 single-family homes to be clustered on approximately 194 acres of the 887-acre project site. Approximately 211 homes will be constructed on approximately 142 acres north of Interstate 210 (Development Area A). The remaining 69 homes will be constructed on approximately 52 acres south of Interstate 210 (Development Area B). Approximately 693 acres (78 percent) of the project site will be preserved as permanent open space. General Plan Amendments to permit changes in the Sunland-Tujunga Community Plan land use designations on portions of the project site from Minimum Residential, Very Low I Residential, Very Low II Residential and Open Space to Minimum Residential and Low Residential. Zone Changes for portions of the project site from A1-1 Agricultural and RE11-1 Residential Estate to RE9-1-H Residential Estate, RE11-1-H Residential Estate and RE20-1-H Residential Estate. The project also includes an equestrian park on approximately three acres adjacent to La Tuna Canyon Road that will be available for public use. Other permanent open space areas and private recreation facilities will be provided within both Development Areas A and B. All proposed development will be within the portion of the project site located within the Sunland-Tujunga Community Plan Area. The entire portion of the project site located in the Sun Valley Community Plan Area will remain open space. Regional vehicular access to and from the project will be provided by existing on- and off-ramps along Interstate 210. Development Area A will be accessed by a future roadway extension south of the adjoining Duke development site (VTTM 48754) off of La Tuna Canyon Road. Emergency (only) access to and from Development Area A will be provided via Inspiration Way. Development Area B will be served by two access points along La Tuna Canyon Road. Additional entitlements, certifications, agreements, and/or permits may include: Oak Tree Removal/Relocation Permit, B-Permit for necessary street, sewer, storm drain and lighting improvements, Grading Permits, Building Permits, Section 401 Water Quality Certifications from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Section 1602 Streambed Alteration Agreement(s) from the California Department of Fish and Game, Section 404 Individual Permit(s) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Encroachment Permit from Caltrans, and any other necessary discretionary or ministerial permits and approvals required for the construction or operation of the proposed project.



    Harvard-Westlake School Middle School Campus Modernization Project   Available Now!
    Case No. ENV-2001-3473-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2001121016
    Council District 5 Bel Air-Beverly Crest Community Plan Area
    Project Address: 700, 638 and 474 North Faring Road
    Project Description: Conditional Use to permit the utilization of approximately 4 acres directly adjoining the existing site in addition to the existing approximately 11 acre campus site, construction of two new classroom buildings, expansion of two existing buildings, and the demolition of six buildings for a net floor area increase of approximately 85,000 square feet with a total project area of 235,000 square feet. The new and expanded facilities would include a library, classrooms, performing and fine arts facilities, athletic facilities, administrative offices, and a new auditorium that would seat 950, a 250-seat net increase above existing campus facilities. The project will not increase student enrollment above 750 students, staffing needs could result in an increase of up to 12 additional staff members over time. The athletic field would be reconfigured and increased by approximately 1.33 acres to provide for additional practice and game areas with no permanent field-seating or field night-lighting proposed. Class hours would continue to be from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, and campus hours would continue to be from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to accommodate faculty preparation time, extracurricular activities, and maintenance. The school would also continue to schedule other school-related events throughout the school week and occasionally on the weekend. On-site vehicle circulation will be improved to minimize vehicle queuing on city streets with the addition of a new campus entrance on North Faring Road at Parkwood Drive and expanded student drop-off/loading area. A new parking facility with 71 below grade spaces and 47 on-grade spaces would supplement 72 other surface parking spaces for a total of 190 on-site parking spaces. The applicant also requests deviations from the height and area provisions of the Municipal Code to permit landscaping, hedges and fences/walls at the property lines to exceed eight feet (see LAMC Section 12.22.C.20 (f)), to allow the surface parking area, the proposed parking facility (below- and at-grade), and the security kiosk within the front-yard setback area along North Faring Road (see LAMC Sections 12.07.01.C.1 and 12.21.A.6(a)) and to allow for some building heights to exceed 45 feet to a maximum of 72.5 feet (see LAMC Section 12.21.1).


    Oxford Avenue Apartment Project    Available Now!        
    Case No. ENV-2003-3648-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2003111079
    Council District 10 Wilshire Community Plan Area
    Project Address: 906-938 Oxford Ave; 3421& 3423 W. San Marino St; 3420 & 3422 James Wood Blvd
    Project Description: Demolition of 80-units contained in 8 structures for the development of a 6-story (grade level parking + five levels residential), 94-foot high, 225-unit apartment building with 392 parking spaces on a 1.53 acre lot in the R4-1 and R4-2 zones. The project includes a 35% by-right density bonus due to being located within 1,500 feet of a transit priority arterial and for providing 8 affordable housing units for the disabled (5% of the allowable density). The project includes the following discretionary actions: Site Plan Review Findings and Zone Variance to exceed floor area ratio permitted in the R4-1 zone. Other City actions include: Permit for Excavation and Grading of approximately 30,000 cubic yards of dirt, Haul Route Permit for Exporting excess of 1,000 cubic yards of dirt, and all other Grading, Building, and Construction related permits granted under the authority of the Department of Building and Safety.

    REVIEW LOCATIONS: The Final Environmental Impact Report is enclosed if you are on record as having requested a copy and/or have submitted substantive comments on the Draft EIR. The FEIR has been placed at the following locations:
      1) Pio Pico/Koreatown Library, 694 South Oxford Ave.
      2) Felipe De Neve Library, 2828 West 6th Street.
      3) Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street.
      4) Department of City Planning, 200 N. Spring Street, Room 763 (City Hall).

    The FEIR may be purchased on CD-ROM for $7.50 per copy. To purchase a copy, contact Nicholas Hendricks at (213) 978-1355.




    Corbin and Nordhoff Redevelopment Project   Available Now! 
    Case No. ENV-2002-1230-EIR
    State Clearinghouse Number: 2002 05 1125
    Council District 12 Chatsworth - Porter Ranch Community Plan Area
    Project Description: This Master Environmental Impact Report (MEIR) is intended to assess the probable impacts of the redevelopment of an area undergoing a General Plan Amendment and Zone Change. The General Plan Amendment and Zone Change request was initiated by the owners of the property located at 19601 Nordhoff Street, Los Angeles, California. A subsequent area with similar zoning and General Plan designation was requested to be reviewed by the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning. These areas are referred to as the Project Site and Add Area, respectively. The Project Site includes approximately 35.5 acres located at the northeast corner of Nordhoff Street and Corbin Avenue. The Add Area includes of approximately fifteen parcels, totaling approximately fifteen acres, located to the north of the Project Site across Prairie Street, between Corbin Avenue and Shirley Avenue.

    The Project at the Project Site consists of a Zone Change from MR2-1, [T][Q]M1-1, and P-1 to C2-1 and a General Plan Amendment from Light Manufacturing to Community Commercial to facilitate the redevelopment of an antiquated industrial building at the Project Site (CPC 2002-7295-PPR-BL).






    Palisades Landmark Condominium Project   Available Now!
    Case No.ENV-2000-2696-EIR
    17331-17333 Tramonto Drive
    Council District 11 Brentwood-Pacific Palisades Community Plan Area

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Vesting Tentative Tract Map Number 52928, Coastal Development Permit, and Site Plan Review to permit the demolition of 20 apartment units in two buildings, and the construction of 25 three level townhouses (3,000 square feet each), and 57 four level, three-bedroom condominiums (2,400 square feet each) with 205 parking spaces. The project site is approximately 3.98 acres of hillside terrain in the RD2-1 zone. The project will require approximately 100,000 cubic yards of soil export and the import of 75,000 cubic yards of soil for the repair of the Revello Landslide. Twenty-nine non-native trees are proposed to be removed. This project will be subject to the Mello Act Interim Ordinance, pursuant to the Mello Act, Government Code (65590 and 65590.1).





    Palazzo Westwood   Available Now!  
    Case No.ENV-2000-3212-EIR
    1001-1029 Tiverton Avenue,
    1020-1070 Glendon Avenue,
    1015-1065 Glendon Avenue
    Council District: 5 Westwood Community Plan Area

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Palazzo Westwood is a proposed 528,490 square-foot mixed-use project in Westwood Village which features 350 residential units and 115,000 square feet of ground floor retail. The residential portion is 413,490 square feet. The project is comprised of three parcels: Parcels A (2.724 acres )and C (0.292 acres) on the east side of Glendon and Parcel B (1.234 acres) on the west side of Glendon. The project has an overall FAR of 2.85. The development will be 65 feet in height, as measured from the highest point of the roof structure or parapet wall to the elevation of the ground surface which is vertically below that point of measurement; the buildings will not exceed 55 feet as measured to the top of the habitable space. The retail/commercial component will consist of a variety of neighborhood-serving shops and services, including uses such as drug stores, markets, clothing stores, home furnishing stores, repair shops and other similar types of retail establishments. One or more restaurants with outdoor dining may also be featured. There will be 1,452 parking spaces provided within three subterranean levels. Glendon Avenue will be narrowed to 36 feet in order to accommodate 17-foot sidewalks. The project site is approximately 4.25 acres in the C4-2D-O zone.

    The Project applicant requests the following discretionary approvals:

    (1) Amendment to General Plan from the Circulation Element's designation of Tiverton Avenue from a Secondary Highway to a Collector Street; 2) Amendments to Westwood Village Specific Plan: a) Include subsection exempting projects within the Specific Plan area from the Commercial Corner Ordinance; b) Add definition of "mixed-use" project to the Specific Plan; (c) Add definition of "unified development" to the Specific Plan; d) Amend the boundaries of Subarea 2 to include the portion of the Project on the west side of Glendon; e) Reduce the required lot area per residential unit in Subarea 2 from 800 to 400 square feet and limit the number of residential units in Subarea 2 to 350 ; f) Permit commercial uses along Tiverton Avenue in Subarea 2 in conjunction with a mixed use development with limitations including no pedestrian or vehicular access; (g) Permit Floor Area Ratio averaging in Subarea 2; (h) Change the permitted height on lots over one acre in Subarea 2 to be 65 feet (including roofs, roof structures and parapet walls), provided the building shall not exceed 55 feet as measured to the top of the habitable space; (i) Allow unified developments in Subarea 2 to be 65 feet in height without a building setback at 40 feet; and (j) Decrease the number of required bicycle parking spaces for the entire Specific Plan area from one bicycle parking space per five automobile parking spaces to one bicycle parking space per 20 automobile parking spaces; (2) Obtain an exception from the Westwood Village Specific Plan requiring a 15-foot landscape buffer along the Tiverton frontage (the project will include a 15-foot landscape buffer, but the Applicant requests an exception while the redesignation of Tiverton from a Secondary Highway to a Collector Street is being processed); (3) Conditional Use Permits (CUP) for the sale or dispensing of a full line of alcoholic beverages at two off-site uses (i.e., market or retail drugstore) and three on-site uses (i.e., restaurants);. (4) Adjustments from the LAMC to (a) allow a zero side and rear yard requirement for the residential portions of the Project; and (b) allow the space provided pursuant to the open space requirement to be dispersed throughout the Project site; (5) Site Plan Review findings required by the LAMC; (6) Parcel Map (Merger and Resubdivision) for the subsurface vacation of Glendon Avenue.



    A Draft EIR dated February 21, 2002 , was prepared for this project and circulated for public review between February 21, 2002 and April 8, 2002. The City received numerous comments during this period. As a result, the City determined that a revised Draft EIR providing additional information and details about the Project should be prepared, and the entire Draft EIR recirculated. This Notice of Completion and Availability pertains to the revised Draft EIR. Reviewers are advised that, although part of the administrative record, the previous comments do not require a written response in the final EIR, and that new comments must be submitted for the revised Draft EIR. The City will respond only to those comments submitted in response to this recirculated, revised Draft EIR. CEQA Guidelines Section 15088.5 (a)(f)(1).




    Holy Cross Subdivision: Tentative Tract 52539  Available Now!  
    Case No. 98-0168-PA-ZC-GPA-SUB
    15065 Mission Hills Road
    Council District 7 Mission Hills/Panorama City/
    Sepulveda Community Plan

    Project Description: Tentative Tract No. 52539 consists of a 116-lot single-family residential subdivision on a 28.76-acre site at 15065 Mission Hills Road in the Mission Hills community of the City of Los Angeles. The proposed project includes the construction of 113 new single-family units. Two existing single-family units and the YMCA childcare facility would remain on the site on proposed Lot Nos. 93, 115, and 116, respectively. Two existing single-family homes and one small shed would be demolished in order to construct the proposed project. The proposed project will also require the reconfiguration of an existing hospital staff parking lot and the rear northerly retaining wall of the YMCA facility to accommodate the project’s primary and secondary (emergency) access. In addition to approval of TT No. 52539, the applicant is also requesting a General Plan Amendment for the project site from a “Residential- Very Low” to a “Residential-Low” land use designation, as well as a zone change from A2-1 to R1-1.

    The project site is located near the northern of portion of the San Fernando Valley, within the Mission Hills Community of the City of Los Angeles. The project site is situated adjacent to the Golden Interstate (I-5) Freeway and approximately one-quarter mile from the San Diego Freeway (SR-405), and just south of the juncture of these two freeways.




    2000 Avenue of the Stars Project  
    Case No.ENV-2001-4027-EIR
    2000 Avenue of the Stars
    Council District 5 West Los Angeles Community Plan Area
    Project Description: Major Project Conditional Use Permit and Project Permit Compliance Review to permit the demolition of 678,822 square feet of commercial space (including the Shubert Theatre) located within two, eight-story buildings, to be replaced with the construction of a 15 story building with 719,924 square-feet of office, 30,527 square-feet of restaurant, 18,318 square-feet of retail, and 10,178 square feet of cultural space for a total of 778,947 net square-feet of development. The Century Plaza Towers, located on the east side of the block at 2029 and 2049 Century Park East, would not be changed as a result of the project. The proposal is to redevelop 9.2 acres of the 14.02 acre site located within the C2-2-O zone. The proposed 15-story structure would have an approximate height of 215 feet above grade at the plaza level on the east side of the building, and 201 feet above grade on Avenue of the Stars. Two of the 15 floors would be located below grade on Avenue of the Stars and above grade from the plaza level. Upon completion, the Project would provide 6,065 code-required parking spaces for all uses on the site including the existing Century Plaza Towers. The existing paved central plaza would be converted to a three-acre landscaped plaza, consisting of a central lawn surrounded by the office towers, restaurants, and retail uses. The following approvals may also be required for the proposed project: Building Permits and Code modifications, Haul Route, Street Improvement Permits, Parking Facility Modification Approval, Reduction of off-street parking spaces, Intersection improvement and possible bus stop relocation, Conditional Use Permit for alcohol service at restaurants, Vesting Tentative Tract Map, Parcel Map or other subdivision, Tree Removal Permits, Conditional Use Permits, Lot Line Adjustment, Public Works Permits and Variances, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration, Regional Water Quality Control Board discharge permits, other approvals or permits necessary for the Project.




    Motion Picture & Television Fund Retirement Home Supplemental EIR    
    Case No. 391-84-CUZ/ZV 23450 Calabasas Road
    Council District 11 Canoga Park-Woodland Hills-West Hills Community Plan
    Project Description: Conditional Use and Zone Variance to allow construction of 191,500 s.f. of new medical use, with number of licensed beds increasing to 290 from existing 256. Construction of 285,070 s.f. of residential retirement facilities with a net increase of 269 new units. Construction of 60,500 s.f. of new services/administrative buildings, 21,000 s.f. of new activity/recreational facilities. Project also includes 9 acres of landscaped open space.




    Hillcrest Christian School & Church West Campus Expansion Plan    
    Case No. 99-0421-CU-ZV-ZAA 17531 Rinaldi Street
    Council District 12 Granada Hills-Knollwood Community Plan
    Project Description: The proposed project includes a proposed three-story, 75,000 square-foot building on a 5.5 acre property in the A1-1K zone, as an expansion of, and adjacent to, and existing 60,000 square-foot church and private school (grades K-12) on a separate parcel east of Shoshone Avenue , to allow a student increase from the currently permitted 800 maximum to 1,200 students and an increase in staff from 70 to 130. A Conditional Use is requested to permit the expanded operations. A Zone Variance is requested to permit 124 additional parking spaces in lieu of the required 286. Zoning Administrators Adjustment to permit a 5-foot parking setback in lieu of the required 25-feet.




    Brentwood Project  "The Park"    
    Case No. 98-0334-CUB-CU 11711 San Vincente Blvd.
    Council District 11 Brentwood-Pacific Palisades Community Plan
    Project Description: The proposed project includes the demolition of all existing structures within the project site and vacation of the segment of Gorham Avenue, which transects the site. The project site shall be developed with 54,700 square feet of commercial (retail, restaurant, and office) uses, along with public plazas and an underground parking structure to contain 275 parking spaces. The structure will contain approximately 10,000 sf of restaurant, 2,000 sf of office and 42,700 sf of retail uses, and approximately 4,800 sf of public plaza space. Alternately, depending on market conditions, office uses could occupy as much as 13,300 sf of the project, with a corresponding reduction in retail.




    L.A. Sports & Entertainment Center    
    Case No. 00-3577-SP/SUB 6 city blocks: Pico on the south; Olympic on the north; Flower on the east; Cherry on the west.  
    Council District 9 Central City Community Plan
    Project Description: Specific Plan and Subdivision application for development of an entertainment district consisting of hotel, retail/restaurant/entertainment residential, office/sport medicine center, health club/sport club.