California Department of Transportation, District 7
Caltrans District & Headquarters Building Replacement Project
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
C2-4D: General Commercial is height district 4. Height district 4 restricts allowable floor to lot area to 13:1. "D" identifies specific guidelines for the parcels on this block. None of these guidelines restrict the design of the building. The site is an existing state-owned parking lot. Commercial uses are located at the north end of the block.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is seeking to consolidate and centralize its Los Angeles based personnel in a new headquarters facility. The existing Caltrans District 7 headquarters building at 120 South Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles was originally designed in 1939 and constructed in 1949 (an adjoining annex was built in 1960) and is physically and functionally obsolete. Currently, approximately 1,400 employees are accommodated in 340,000 square feet (sf) of space in the existing building. Another 250 employees are located in leased space at various locations in downtown Los Angeles. The proposed project consists of the development of a new 603,500 sf District 7 headquarters building on the state-owned, employee parking lot bordered on the south by Second Street and the east and west by Los Angeles and Main Streets, respectively. Alternatives are under consideration that would use the full block bounded by First, Second, Los Angeles, and Main Streets. An alternative that would provide an additional 112,700 sf to accommodate City agency offices or a total of 716,200 sf is also under consideration. Use of the full block would displace existing commercial uses located on the north end of the block. Acquisition of privately owned commercial parcels on the south side of First Street between Spring and Main Streets is also under consideration. The privately owned parcels would be acquired by the City of Los Angeles and exchanged for the existing state owned existing Caltrans property.
Office (Sq. Ft. 603,500, Acres 4, Employees 1,800)
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Transportation
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics
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