Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Vision Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Vision Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Open Space
Document Description
The proposed Project area lies in the northeastern portion of Griffith Park at the base of the eastern foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. The proposed Project would guide future development and modernization of the Zoo for the next 20 years. The proposed Project would include comprehensive redesign and redevelopment of the Zoo to replace outdated buildings and infrastructure and upgrade animal care and guest amenities through the 133-acre Zoo. Improvements would include new and revitalized immersive exhibit space and animal habitats, new visitor-serving buildings, expanded and modernized administrative and services facilities, circulation improvements for access roads, pedestrian walkways and paths, an enhanced entry way and plaza, and new parking facilities. The Project is projected to increase annual visitation by approximately 1.2 million visitors per year. This projected growth in visitation and expansion of facilities within the Zoo property would have commensurate increases in employment. The Draft EIR and additional Project information is available for review on BOE's website at: https://eng.lacity.org/los-angeles-zoo-vision-plan

Contact Information

Norman Mundy
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Los Angeles Zoo Department
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Zoo Drive/Western Heritage Way
Total Acres
Parcel #
5593-002-917; 5593-002-905
State Highways
134 and 5
Amtrak/Metro Line
North Hollywood Zoo Magnet Center
Los Angeles River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Recreational (Redevelopment of the existing Los Angeles Zoo)
Local Actions
Master Plan, Redevelopment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wildfire


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