Melrose and Seward Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
Melrose and Seward Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Commercial building and surface parking lot / C4-1XL and CM-1VL / Commercial Manufacturing
Document Description
Project will demolish an existing, one-story commercial building and surface parking lot, and construct a five-story office-retail building encompassing a total floor area of 67,889 square feet on Lots 21 through 23 of the project site. The project site encompasses an area of 45,136 square feet between Lots 18 through 23. With the addition of the existing 17,134 square feet of building floor area that account for two, two-story commercial buildings on Lots 18 – 20, the Project proposes a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 1.88 to 1. The Project will include 67,242 square feet of office space between the first and fifth floors, and 647 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The Project will reach a maximum height of approximately 69 feet. The Project requests a Zone Change and Height District Change from C4-1XL and CM-1VL to CM-2. The request allows the project to have no limitations on height and a FAR of up to 6 to 1. The Project requests a Zoning Administrator’s Determination to allow the Project to exceed the 25-foot Transitional Height requirement otherwise allowed for buildings located within 49 feet of RW1 or more restrictive Zones. The Project also requests a Waiver of Dedication and/or Improvement to waive all dedication and street widening requirements along West Melrose Avenue and North Seward Street. The Project will provide 168 vehicular parking spaces and 26 bicycle parking spaces (17 long-term and 9 short-term) on the ground floor and two subterranean levels. Regarding the anticipated haul route for the Project, loaded haul trucks would exit the project site at West Melrose Avenue and travel east to North Normandie Avenue where they would connect with U.S. Highway 101. Construction would require approximately 29,400 cubic yards of total soil excavation and export.

Contact Information

David Woon
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
Job Title
Planning Assistant
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Matthew Nichols
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
Job Title
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
North Seward Street and West Melrose Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
5533037024, 5533037023, 5533037005
State Highways
Los Angeles Unified School District/ multiple schools

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, Santa Monica Bay Restoration, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Office (Sq. Ft. 67242, Acres 1.05, Employees 20), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 647, Acres 1.05, Employees 30)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, 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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