West LA Commons


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Document Title
West LA Commons
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
PF-1XL (Public Facilities, Height District 1XL); Public Facilities
Document Description
To develop 926 residential units (495 market-rate and 431 income-restricted housing units with a total of 961,290 square feet of residential floor area), 36,569 square feet of neighborhood-serving commercial (retail/restaurant) uses, 76,341 square feet of municipal office uses, and 23,868 square feet of senior community center uses on an approximately 8.68-acre site. The proposed uses would be located within nine new structures ranging from two- to eight-stories with approximate heights from 43 feet to 100 feet to the top of the building (58 feet to 109 to the top of rooftop mechanical equipment). A total of 1,563 vehicle parking spaces would be provided within a three-level subterranean parking garage to a depth of 52 feet below ground surface. The Project would also include approximately 193,000 square feet of private, common, and publicly accessible open space throughout the Project Site, of which 112,382 square feet would comply with the LAMC definition of open space. Upon completion, the Project would provide a total floor area of approximately 1,134,442 square feet within the Project Site, including 491,869 square feet of floor area with a floor area ratio (FAR) of approximately 3.75:1 on the County Property and 642,573 square feet of floor area with a FAR of approximately 3.19:1 on the City Property. The existing West Los Angeles Branch Library and LAPD Vehicle Maintenance Facility would be retained.

Contact Information

Jolee Hui
Agency Name
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Job Title
Senior Regional Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Santa Monica Blvd/S. Butler Ave/S.Purdue Ave/S. Cornith Ave/W. Idaho Ave
Total Acres
Parcel #
261-010-908 &4261-011-915, -910, -909, -908, -911, -912, -913, -914
State Highways
LA Metro Expo Line
Santa Monica Municipal Airport
Webster Middle School, Nora Sterry Elementar & University High
01 S
15 W

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 Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 22, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Highway Patrol (CHP)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Highway Patrol (CHP)
Development Types
Residential ( 961,290 SF of proposed floor area/mixed use buildings)(Units 926, Acres 0.001), Office (Mixed use buildings; acreage is undetermined )(Sq. Ft. 76341, Acres 0.001, Employees 591), Commercial (# of employees is for entire project; acreage undetermined)(Sq. Ft. 70965, Acres 0.001, Employees 591), Other (Senior Center/Municipal - proposed floor area 25,846 sq.ft )
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Redevelopment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, 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, Wildfire
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

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