Fourth & Central Project

Case Number: ENV-2021-4071-EIR
Council District: 14 – de León
Community Plan Areas: Central City
Project Location: 400 S. Central Avenue (364–464, 425-433 S. Central Avenue; 715 and 730 E. 4th Street); Los Angeles, CA 90013

Project Description: The Fourth & Central Project (Project) would generally be located at 400 S. Central Avenue and consist of three distinct sites (North, South, and West Sites), with a total land area of approximately 7.6 acres [333,603 gross square feet (sf) of lot area pre-dedication]. The Project Site is comprised of the following areas: North Site (1.35 acres) located at the northeast corner of 4th Street and Central Avenue; South Site (5.98 acres) located south of 4th Street between Central Avenue and Alameda Street; and West Site (0.32 acres) located at the northwestern intersection of Gladys Avenue and S. Central Avenue. The Project would demolish the existing surface parking and cold storage facility uses on the West and South Sites, and would adaptively reuse, if feasible, a portion of a six-story cold storage building on the North Site, while demolishing the remaining warehouse uses. The Project would include a mix of residential, office, restaurant/retail, and hotel uses within 10 distinct buildings over the three Sites totaling up to 2,318,534 square feet (sf) of floor area. The Project would include: 1,521 residential units, including affordable housing units, totaling 1,731,849 sf; 411,113 sf of office uses; 101,088 sf of restaurant/retail uses; and 68 hotel rooms, totaling 74,484 sf of hotel floor area. The Project would include 90,113 sf of publicly-accessible open space, including paseos between Central Avenue and Alameda Street, plazas, and pocket parks, within the North and South Sites. The proposed buildings would range in height from 2 to 44 stories, with a maximum height of approximately 500 feet. Parking would be provided in up to four levels of subterranean parking and in above-grade parking podiums.

Anticipated Environmental Effects: Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would result in significant and unavoidable Project-level impacts related to: regional construction-related emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and carbon monoxide (CO); regional operation-related emissions of CO in the interim scenario; historic resources; on-site noise during construction; and construction-related vibration (related to structural building damage), and cumulative impacts associated with: regional construction-related NOX and CO emissions; regional-operation-related CO emissions in the interim scenario; on- and off-site (traffic) noise during construction; and construction-related vibration (related to structural building damage). All other potential impacts would be less than significant or mitigated to less-than-significant levels.

File Review and Comments: The Draft EIR and the documents referenced in the Draft EIR are available for public review at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1350, Los Angeles, CA 90012, during office hours Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Please contact the Staff Planner listed below to schedule an appointment.

The Draft EIR is available online at the Department of City Planning's website at, and copies are also available at the following Library Branches:

  • Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, 803 Spence Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023

If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference the Environmental Case No. above, and submit them in writing by Monday, November 27, 2023, no later than 4:00 P.M.

Please direct your comments to:

Tamar Gharibian
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street, Room 763
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 978-1797

Draft EIR Sections:

Draft EIR Appendices:

References for Draft EIR

II. Project Description

IV.A Air Quality

IV.B Cultural Resources

IV.C Energy

IV.D Geology and Soils

IV.E Greenhouse Gas Emissions

IV.F Land Use and Planning

IV.G Noise

IV.H Population and Housing

IV.I.1 Public Services - Fire Protection

IV.I.2 Public Services - Police Protection

IV.I.3 Public Services - Schools

IV.I.4 Public Services - Parks and Recreation

IV.I.5 Public Services - Libraries

IV.J Transportation

IV.K Tribal Cultural Resources

IV.L.1 Utilities and Service Systems - Water Supply

IV.L.2 Utilities and Service Systems - Wastewater

IV.L.3 Utilities and Service Systems - Solid Waste

IV.L.4 Utilities and Service Systems - Energy and Natural Gas Infrastructure

V Alternatives