Buena Vista Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
Buena Vista Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Light Industrial The southern portion of the Project site is largely developed with paved areas and various one-story structures associated with Metro operations and maintenance-related activities. The narrow strip of vacant land at the central section of the Project site consists mainly of sparsely vegetated ground, concrete pads, and billboards. The northern portion of the Project site is generally used as a construction staging/bus parking area with vegetated sloped areas and includes billboards, palm trees and fencing.
Document Description
The proposed Project is a mixed-use development of residential and commercial uses consisting of up to 1,090,126 square feet (sf) of residential floor area (986 dwelling units [du], including 200 affordable du); 15,000 sf of neighborhood-serving retail uses; 23,800 sf of indoor and outdoor restaurant uses; and 116,263 sf of outdoor trellis/building overhangs. The Project would include up to 1,128,926 sf of building floor area on the approximately 342,817 sf (post-dedication) Project site, resulting in a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 3.29 (i.e. Building FAR). Including the 116,263 sf of outdoor trellis and building overhangs, the overall FAR would be 3.63 (i.e. Project FAR).The South Parcel would include 631 du, 15,800 sf of restaurant, and 10,000 sf of retail, and three levels of parking garage situated below the street elevation of North Broadway. Built upon the parking garage would be a six-story Podium that spans the development on the South Parcel, the 26-story Building 1, and the 22-story Building 2. The North Parcel would include 355 du, 8,000 sf of restaurant, and 5,000 sf of retail space, and three levels of parking garage situated below the street elevation of North Broadway. Built upon the parking garage would be the three-story Retail Block; the six-story Courtyard Building; the 15-story North Building; and the two-story Podium connecting the Courtyard and North Building. The Project would contain approximately 56,399 sf of common open space on the South Parcel (including 31,288 sf available to the public) and 45,191 sf of common open space on the North Parcel (including 37,776 sf available to the public). A landscaped central greenspace and public walkway would be developed in the central portion of the site to connect the South and North Parcels and provide a new pedestrian amenity. All existing on-site structures would be removed, including a guard house, portable office, auto repair building, trailer, vehicle wash bay, pavement, retaining walls, utilities, and fencing.

Contact Information

Polonia Majas
Agency Name
Planning Assistant
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
North Broadway and North Spring Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
5414 016 002
State Highways
SR 110
Metro Gold Line
Cathedral High School and Solano Avenue Elementary School
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 Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 986, Acres 8.08), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 38800, Acres 8.08, Employees 132), Other (Trellis and building overhangs. 116,263 square feet.)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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