Arts District Center Project

Draft Environmental Impact Report


Environmental Case No.
State Clearinghouse No.


Project Address: 1129 and 1101 E. 5th Street, 445-457 S. Colyton Street, 450-456 S. Seaton Street, Los Angeles, California, 90013

Community Plan Area: Central City North

Council District: 14, Huizar


he Project Site is located on the north side of 5th Street, between Seaton Street and Colyton Street. The 45,721-square-foot (1.05 acres) Project Site is currently developed with an approximately 91,200-square-foot, two-story brick building that contains approximately 45,600 square feet of light industrial/arts production space and live/work space, which consists of 10 units. The Project Site is immediately surrounded by a mix of industrial uses, a gas station, residential uses, restaurants, and commercial uses contained in low-rise and mid-rise buildings of widely varying age.

The Project includes demolition and removal of all existing uses on the Project Site and development of the site with a new mixed-use building, including 129 live/work condominium units (200,021 square feet), a 113-room hotel (97,850 square feet), and 72,469 square feet of commercial space to be used for art galleries, retail, restaurant, and artist collaborative space. Of the 129 live/work units, 15 units (i.e., 11 percent) would be Very Low Income units. The proposed building would be 12 stories (148 feet) in height. The Project includes 513 automobile parking spaces provided in four of five subterranean levels. The additional subterranean level would include 168 long-term and 52 short-term bicycle parking spaces and storage space.


Based on the analysis included in the Draft EIR, the Project would result in significant and unavoidable impacts related to: Noise (Cumulative Noise, Vibration), Transportation and Traffic. All other potential impacts would be less than significant or mitigated to less-than-significant levels.


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 at 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 also available online at the Department of City Planning's website at  (click on "Environmental Review" tab on the left-hand side, then "Draft EIR", and click on the Project title); and copies are also available at the following Library Branches:

  1. Los Angeles Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA  90071
  2. Ben Franklin Branch Library, 2200 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
  3. Chinatown Branch Library, 639 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA  90012
  4. Little Tokyo Branch Library, 203 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA  90012

The Draft EIR can also be purchased on a CD-ROM for $5.00 per copy. Contact William Lamborn of the City of Los Angeles at (213) 847-3637 to purchase copies.

If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft EIR, please reference Case number above and submit them in writing by Monday, April 15, 2019 no later than 4:00 p.m.

Please direct your comments to:

Via Mail:        William Lamborn
                        City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
                        221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1350
                        Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Draft EIR Sections