Violet Street Creative Office Campus Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
Violet Street Creative Office Campus Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Heavy Manufacturing/M3-1-RIO Warehouse and office uses and associated surface parking.
Document Description
The Violet Street Creative Office Campus Project (Project) is a new creative office campus with uses spanning existing and proposed buildings on an approximately 273,930 square-foot (6.3-acre) site. Construction of the Project would require the demolition of the existing 25,798 square feet of warehouse uses, 9,940 square feet of office uses, and associated surface parking, all located on the southwest portion of the Project Site. The remainder of the Project Site is developed with the existing 244,795-square-foot Warner Music Group building (originally the Ford Factory building) and a five-story parking garage (including a roof-top level), which would be retained as part of the Project. The Project proposes a 13-story, approximately 450,599-square-foot building featuring 435,100 square feet of office uses, 15,499 square feet of ground floor retail and/or restaurant uses, and 1,264 automobile parking spaces located in a seven-story parking garage, comprised of one at-grade, two abovegrade, and four below-grade levels. While not required, approximately 74,018 square feet of outdoor areas would be provided. The Applicant is requesting a General Plan Amendment to designate a portion of the Project Site’s land use from Heavy Manufacturing to Regional Center Commercial and a Vesting Zone Change from the M3-1-RIO zone to C2-2-RIO zone. If approved, the Project’s maximum floor area ratio (FAR) would be 6:1, permitting 661,800 square feet of development. Additionally, the Applicant is requesting a Floor Area Averaging Conditional Use Permit which would allow the remaining 211,201 square feet of floor area to be averaged across the entire Project Site as a Unified Development. Accordingly, the Project includes a Future Campus Expansion Phase which encompasses a potential expansion opportunity for additional office use to be developed within the Project Site at the corner of Violet Street and Santa Fe Avenue. Construction of the Future Campus Expansion Phase would require the demolition of an existing 21,880-square foot building containing office uses. For purposes of this analysis, this Future Campus Expansion Phase would be comprised of office and restaurant uses, but this portion of the Project Site could be utilized for any uses consistent with the existing M3-1-RIO zone.

Contact Information

Rey Fukuda
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles Planning Department
Job Title
Planning Associate
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Brad Napientek
Agency Name
Environmental Consulting Firm
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

AI Violet B2, LLC
Agency Name
Project Applicant
Job Title
Project Applicant Representative
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Santa Fe Avenue, Mateo Street, and 7th Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
5166014003, 14012, 14001, 016-018, 015-010, 013-010
State Highways
Amtrak, BNSF, Metro L Line
Metropolitan High
Los Angeles River
Other Location Info
Longitude/latitude: 118-13'51"N/ 34-1'58"

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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 State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Office (Sq. Ft. 435100, Acres 9.99, Employees 2726), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 15499, Acres .36, Employees 104), Other (Future Phase 211,201 square feet consistent with M3-1-RIO zone)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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