Arts District Center Project

Final Environmental Impact Report


Environmental Case No.
State Clearinghouse No.


Project Address: 1101 East 5th Street, 1129 East 5th Street, 445-457 South Colyton Street, 450-456 South Seaton Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Community Plan Area: Central City North

Council District: 14, Huizar

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of Los Angeles (City), as Lead Agency, has prepared an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Arts District Center Project (Project) to assess potential environmental impacts. An EIR is comprised of two parts, the Draft EIR and the Final EIR. A Draft EIR was made available and circulated for public review and comment, pursuant to the provisions of CEQA, for a 45-day public review period from February 28, 2019 to April 15, 2019.

The Final EIR was released on September 13, 2019 and includes a response to comments received during the public review period and includes text revisions to the Draft EIR in response to input received. Unlike the Draft EIR, comments on the Final EIR are not required to be responded to by the City. If written comments are received, they will be included in the case file for the record and will be provided to the decision-maker for consideration. The EIR will be submitted to the decision-maker for requested certification and action on the Project.


The Project includes the demolition and removal of all existing uses on the Project Site, and development of a new mixed-use building, including 129 live/work condominium units, a 113-room hotel, and 81,326 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 (or, 11 percent) would be set aside for Very Low Income households. The proposed building would be 12 stories (164 feet) in height. The Project includes 304 automobile parking spaces provided in two of three subterranean levels.


The Final EIR and the documents referenced in the Final EIR are available for public review at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 221 North Figueroa Street, Room 1350, Los Angeles, CA 90012, during office hours Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. To review the file, please contact the Staff Planner listed below to schedule an appointment.

The Final EIR is also available online at the Department of City Planning’s website at (click on the “Environmental Review” tab on the left-hand side, then “Final 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 Final 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.

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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Final Notice of Availability

Final EIR Sections

Final EIR Appendices