Hilton Universal City Project

Case Number: ENV-2017-5424-EIR
Council District: 4 - Raman
State Clearinghouse Number: 2020100057
Community Plan Areas: Sherman Oaks - Studio City - Toluca Lake - Cahuenga Pass
Project Location: 555 E. Universal Hollywood Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91608

Project Description:

The Hilton Universal City Project (Project) involves the construction of an approximately 300,000 square-foot, 18-story Hotel Expansion Building to the existing 24-story Hilton Universal City Hotel on an approximately 7.26-acre site (Project Site). The Hotel Expansion Building would be comprised of 395 guest rooms, spa limited to guests and 250 non-guest members, a new single-level lobby connecting to the existing hotel building, a one-story addition to the ancillary hotel building consisting of Meeting Rooms, and a three-level expansion of the existing subterranean parking garage. The Hotel Expansion Building includes a restaurant, an indoor/outdoor bar, and rooftop pool deck, and two new pools. Upon completion of the Project, the Hilton Universal City Hotel would provide a maximum of 890 guestrooms and 697,521 square feet of floor area, resulting in a floor area ratio (FAR) of approximately 2.2:1 for whole of the Project Site.

Anticipated Environmental Effects:

Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts related to: Project-level and cumulative on-site construction noise, and cumulative off-site construction noise. 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 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.

Copies are also available at the following Library Branches:

  • Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Studio City Branch Library, 12511 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA 91604

If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference the Environmental Case No. above, and submit them in writing no later than Monday, January 15, 2024, no later than 4:00 P.M.

Please direct your comments to:

Polonia Majas
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA  90012
Email: polonia.majas@lacity.org

Draft EIR Sections

Draft EIR Appendices