Echo Park Project

Case Number: ENV-2020-6266-SCEA
Related Case Number: DIR-2020-6265-TOC-SPR-VHCA
Council District: 13—O’Farrell
Community Plan Areas: Silverlake-Echo Park-Elysian Valley
Project Location: 2217-2235 West Sunset Boulevard, 2216-2218 West Elsinore Street, & 1121 North Mohawk Street

Notice Of Intent

Project Documents: SCEA with Appendices

Project Description: Echo Park Project (the “Project”) encompasses a 1.14-acre site currently developed and partially developed with a mix of commercial and residential buildings. Additionally, there are 27 non-protected trees on the Project Site. The Project includes demolition and removal of all existing structures and trees from the Project Site and development of the site with a 153,781-square-foot, 176-unit multi-family residential building with three levels of parking (203 vehicle parking spaces), including one level of subterranean parking. Eighteen of the units would be designated for Extremely Low-Income Households. The Project also includes a total of 125 bicycle parking spaces and 19,427 square feet of open space. The seven-story building would reach 79 feet in height. All removed trees would be replaced in accordance with the City’s tree replacement requirements. Construction of the Project is estimated to occur over a 28-month period and would include the export of approximately 47,000 cubic yards of soil. To allow for implementation of the Project, the Project Applicant is requesting the following entitlements: 1) Pursuant to the TOC Guidelines and LAMC Section 12.22.A.31, ministerial clearances for a Tier 3 density increase of up to 70 percent to allow a maximum of 176 units in lieu of 101 units, to allow increased floor area ratio (FAR) of up 3.75:1 in the [Q]C2-1VL portion of the site and up to 4.5:1 in the R3-1VL portion of the site, and to allow reduced parking; 2) Pursuant to the TOC Guidelines and LAMC Section 12.22.A.31, additional incentives to allow the RAS3 zone five-foot side yard setback in the C zone in lieu of the otherwise required ten-foot side yard setbacks; to allow a 22-foot increase of the permitted height for a maximum height of 79 feet in lieu of 57 feet; and to allow the averaging of floor area, density, parking and open space, and to allow vehicular access from a less restrictive zone to a more restrictive zone; and 3) Pursuant to LAMC Section 16.05, Site Plan Review approval.

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Pursuant to PRC Section 21155.2 a Project evaluated as a SCEA shall not have significant and unavoidable impacts. Based on the analysis included in the SCEA, the Project would not result in significant and unavoidable impacts. All potential impacts would be less than significant or mitigated to less-than-significant levels. Further, pursuant to PRC Section 21155.2(b), the SCEA has considered all possible impacts and incorporated Mitigation Measures for the following impact areas: Cultural Resources, Geology and Soils, and Noise.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The Department of City Planning recognizes the unprecedented nature of COVID-19, and having been identified as an essential City service, continues to work and respond to all inquiries pertaining to our ongoing efforts to process entitlement applications and study updates to our community plans and citywide policies.

As a result of the Mayor’s Safer at Home Order issued March 19, 2020, some of the previous means to access materials at libraries are no longer available to all residents or interested parties. To that end, the Department of City Planning will ensure that interested parties seeking information about the Project will have access.

The SCEA is available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at Pursuant to PRC Section 21155.2(b), comments on the SCEA are not required to be responded to by the City.  If written comments are received, they will be provided to the decision-maker for consideration.  The comment period starts on March 25, 2021 and ends on April 26, 2021.

If you are unable to access digital copies of the SCEA, the Department will attempt to make reasonable arrangements to mail and supply the materials. Please contact the Staff Planner listed below for assistance.

If you wish to submit comments following review of the SCEA, please reference the Environmental Case No. above, and submit them in writing by Monday, April 26, 2021 no later than 5:00 p.m.

Please direct your comments to:

Mail:        Obiamaka Ude
                City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
                200 North Spring Street, Room. 763
                Los Angeles, CA 90012