The Bloc


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
The Bloc
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
C2-4D/Regional Commercial
Document Description
The Project would develop 466 residential units within a new 53-story high-rise tower located on the southern half of the Project Site within and above the existing nine-story parking/retail podium building. The existing hotel and commercial uses on the Project Site, would be retained, with the exception of approximately 24,342 square feet of existing commercial (theater and retail) uses in the podium building that would be changed to residential uses (including a new residential lobby). No changes are proposed to the existing 7th Street/Metro Central rail station portal. The residential uses would be located primarily within the new tower with a small portion of residential square footage, such as bicycle parking areas and other residential services (e.g., residential mail, package and utility rooms), located in the parking/retail podium building. As part of the Project, the rooftop parking level of the existing nine-story parking/retail podium building would be enclosed, and two additional levels of parking would be added, increasing the podium to 12 stories. The residential uses would comprise a total of approximately 495,016 square feet of floor area, consisting of the conversion of the approximately 24,342 square feet of existing commercial (theater and retail) uses within the existing parking/retail podium building and the net increase of 470,674 square feet in the new 53-story tower, which will extend 41-stories above the 12-story podium. The two existing basement levels, which include one level of vehicle parking and one level of loading areas below the podium building would be retained. Upon completion of the Project, the Project Site would include a total of 1,894,988 square feet of floor area with a floor area ratio of 10.15:1. Upon completion of the Project, the Project Site would include a total of 1,948 vehicular parking spaces located within eight above ground parking levels and one basement parking level. The Project would also add 214 bicycle parking spaces (192 long-term and 22 short-term) within the Project Site. The Project also includes a request for a Sign District for the Project Site.

Contact Information

Kathleen King
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles
Job Title
City Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Flower St and 8th St, Hope St and 8th St, Flower St and 7th St and Hope St and 7th St
Total Acres
Parcel #
5144-010-401 through 410
State Highways
US 101, SR-110, I-10
Amtrak, Metro/Metrolink
Olympic Primary Ctr, 10th St Ele., John H. Liechty Mdl, Belmont
LA 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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), 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 Drinking Water, District 7, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Residential (Units 466, Acres 11.4)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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

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