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Buena Vista Project – Comments Due Tuesday, August 31 @ 4pm

Written Comments on the scope of the EIR are due at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021


The City requests your written comments as to the scope and contents of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Buena Vista Project, including mitigation measures or project alternatives to reduce potential environmental impacts from the Project. Comments must be submitted in writing according to the directions below.

The City will consider all written comments regarding the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Project and issues to be addressed in the EIR. If you wish to submit comments, please reference the Environmental Case Number (ENV-2016-4064-EIR), and submit them in writing to by 4:00 pm, Tuesday, August 31st. Please direct your comments to:


Polonia Majas
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning 221 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA 90012

About the Project

Case Number: ENV-2016-4064-EIR
Project Location: 1251 North Spring St., 1030 – 1380 North Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012
Project Applicant: Buena Vista Project S & R Partners, LLC
Council District: 1 – Cedillo
Community Plan Areas: Central City North

Formerly known as the “Elysian Park Lofts,” this project is a mixed-use development of residential and commercial uses on a 342,817 sf project site (8.08-acres) adjacent to the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

The project proposes the following:
• 1,128,926 sf of building floor area
• Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 3.29
• Up to 1,090,126 square feet (sf) of residential floor area (986 dwelling units [du], including 200 affordable housing du)
• 15,000 sf of neighborhood-serving retail uses
• 23,800 sf of indoor and outdoor restaurant uses
• 116,263 sf of outdoor trellis/building overhangs.
• Including the 116,263 sf of outdoor trellis/building overhangs, the Project FAR would be 3.63.
• Includes 15-story, 22-story, and 26-story buildings.

The applicant is seeking a number of entitlements from the city including a change of land use designation, zone change, height district change, reduced setbacks, and other discretionary approvals.

Environmental Review

On August 2, 2021, the City of Los Angeles (City) announced the intention to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Buena Vista Project. In accordance with Section 15082 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, the City has prepared a Notice of Preparation to provide the public, nearby residents and property owners, responsible agencies, and other interested parties with information regarding the Project and its potential environmental effects. The EIR will be prepared by outside consultants under the supervision of the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning.

August 18, 2021 Public Scoping Meeting

A Public Scoping Meeting was held to provide a presentation about the project and receive input as to what environmental topics the EIR should study. A recording of the meeting is available here and on LA City Planning’s website at https://planning.lacity.org/development-services/eir/buena-vista-project.


ENV-2016-4064-EIR: August 2, 2021 Notice of Preparation
Buena Vista Project Notice of Preparation – Chinese
Buena Vista Project Notice of Preparation – Spanish
Buena Vista Project Initial Study
August 18th, 2021 Scoping Meeting Recording
Appendix A – Tree Report
Appendix B – Biological Resource Analysis
Appendix C – Mineral Land Classification Map

Online: A copy of the Notice of Preparation and the Initial Study prepared for the Project may be viewed with the environmental file or online at https://planning.lacity.org/development-services/eir.

In Person: The environmental file is available for public review at the City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, 221 North 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.

For more information about the project, visit https://planning.lacity.org/development-services/eir/buena-vista-project.