Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Beverly Hills

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Beverly Hills
Document Title
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Beverly Hills
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The City of Beverly Hills General Plan designates the project site as "Public Buildings." The project site is identified as "not zoned" in the City of Beverly Hills Zoning Ordinance.

Document Description
The project calls for the rehabilitation and reuse of the City's former main post office as the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The Center would include the following components: a new 500-seat auditorium building (to be sited on the post office property south of the existing post office building); a new City subterranean parking structure at 455 North Crescent Drive that would be placed under Crescent Drive (between the post office building and city hall); and the rehabilitation of the post office in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards in order to accommodate a 150-seat multi-purpose performance/rehearsal/lecture space; three classrooms; basement-level dressing rooms and mechanical equipment rooms; donors lounge; restoration of the building's existing lobby area; educational and administrative offices; and an incidental food concession with outdoor seating. Ancillary features proposed on the property would include new landscaping, sculpture gardens, walkways, elevator/escalator and/or stair access to the parking garage, surface parking, garage access driveways, and loading zones for van and truck deliveries. The City parking facility is being proposed with options as either a two-level garage or three-level garage. The two-level garage is proposed to provide between 270 and 300 parking spaces with points of access at Santa Monica Boulevard South. The parking garage is addressed as the main impact discussion in the EIR. The three-level option would provide between 400 and 430 parking spaces. As it has much in common with the two-level option most of the environmental issues associated with this option are covered in the discussion of the two-level option in the Alternatives section of the EIR.

Contact Information
Michelle McGrath
City of Beverly Hills Community Development Department
Lead/Public Agency
455 North Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone : (310) 285-1123


Beverly Hills
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Santa Monica Blvd. N.; Rexford Dr. (east); Santa Monica Blvd S./Burton Way (south);Canon Dr.
Total Acres
Parcel #
4343-009-900; 4343-009-902; 4343-009-903; 4343-009-904
State Highways
Beverly Hills High School, Doheny School

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Performing Arts/ Cultural Center) Transportation:Other (Underground parking garage)
Local Action
Development Project
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Noise Transportation
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects Cal Fire 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 7 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB) Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Department of Toxic Substances Control

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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