Retreat at Benedict Canyon


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
Retreat at Benedict Canyon
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
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
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
9712 Oak Pass Road, LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


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

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 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)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Single Family Homes)(Units 8, Acres 16.54), Commercial (Hotel)(Sq. Ft. 146,610, Acres 16.13, Employees 100)
Local Actions
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,


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