Retreat at Benedict Canyon


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
Retreat at Benedict Canyon
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use

Document Description
The Retreat at Benedict Canyon Project (Project) proposes the demolition of two existing single-family residences and the construction of a 59-guest room hotel and eight single-family residences on an approximately 33-acre property in Benedict Canyon. The Project consists of hotel uses within 19 buildings on the northern 16-acre portion of the site, and eight single-family residences on the southern 17-acre portion of the site. The main five-story hotel building includes up to 18 guest rooms, 7,960 square feet of bar/restaurant uses, 10,900 square feet of spa/fitness uses, outdoor pool and spa amenities, and an additional two floors of subterranean parking, for a total of 60,860 square feet of building floor area. An additional 15 bungalow-style hotel buildings, each up to two-stories in height, would be dispersed throughout the hotel portion of the site, and would contain the remaining 41 hotel guest rooms with a total of 54,500 square feet of floor area. Three ancillary hotel buildings containing the main valet and hotel reception area, a rooftop restaurant, screening room, administrative uses, other hotel support services, and parking, would total 28,840 square feet of building floor area. Overall, the total floor area for the hotel portion of the site would be 144,650 square feet. Access between the main hotel building and main parking structure could include a funicular railway. The eight single-family residences on the eastern portion of the site would range in size from approximately 12,000 to 48,000 square feet of residential floor area, and would have a combined residential floor area of up to 181,000 square feet. Development of the overall site would also include the removal of existing trees and vegetation and the installation of new landscaping, pathways, exterior decks, and other outdoor amenities. Preliminary site grading would require approximately 117,230 cubic yards of total grading and result in the off-site export of approximately 950 cubic yards of soil, while the remaining 116,280 cubic yards of cut would be balanced on-site. Maximum excavation depths would be approximately 62 feet below existing grade.

Contact Information
Jason McCrea
City of Los Angeles
Lead/Public Agency
221 N Figueroa St Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (213) 847-3672

9712 Oak Pass Road, LLC
Project Applicant


36°6'0"N 118°26'0"W
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Citywide Southern California
Cross Streets
Benedict Canyon Road/Hutton Drive
Total Acres
Harvard-Westlake School, Buckley School
1 S
15 W
Other Location Info
APN 4384-007-025, APN 4384-007-012, APN 4384-007-012, APN 4383-002-008, APN 4383-001-021 , APN 4383-001-022, APN 4383-00 1-023, APN 4383-001-024, APN 4383-00 1-025, APN 4382-014-004, APN 4382-014-012, APN 4383-002-005, APN 4383-002-009, APN 4383-004-017, and APN 4384-010-012

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Single Family Homes)(Units 8, Acres 16.54) Commercial (Hotel)(Sq. Ft. 146,610, Acres 16.13, Employees 100)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Site Plan Rezone Use Permit Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Land Use/Planning Noise Public Services Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wildfire Wildlife Paleontological Resources, Energy,
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 Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
Appendix A - Tree Survey Letter Report_Retreat   PDF 17234 K Appendix B - Historic Building Assessment   PDF 15452 K Appendix C - Preliminary Geotechnical Engineering Report   PDF 93218 K Appendix D - Phase I ESA   PDF 53243 K Appendix E - Preliminary Hydrology Study   PDF 5433 K Appendix F - LADWP Will-Serve Letter_Retreat   PDF 69 K Notice of Preparation - Benedict Canyon - ENV-2018-1509   PDF 5097 K
Reatreat NOC 11-10-20   PDF 1064 K
State Comments
2020110171_Caltrans Comment   PDF 236 K 2020110171_CDFW Comment   PDF 543 K 2020110171_NAHC_NOP The Retreat at Benedict Canyon Project 11-10-2020   PDF 251 K

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