Romaine & Sycamore Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
Romaine & Sycamore Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
MR1-1/Limited Manufacturing
Document Description
The Romaine & Sycamore Project proposes a new commercial development on an 89,396-square-foot (2.05 acre) Project Site located in the Hollywood Community Plan Area of the City of Los Angeles (the Project). As shown below, the Project would include 200,990 square feet of new commercial development comprised of 194,597 square feet of office uses (including 5,200 square feet of amenities open only to employees) and 6,393 square feet of ground floor retail and/or restaurant uses, in a new 14-story, 196-foot tall (216 feet to the top of the elevator penthouse) building. The existing 66,904-square-foot historic Howard Hughes Headquarters Building would be retained onsite with no alterations or change in use, while three existing buildings comprising 3,535 square feet and a surface parking lot would be removed to accommodate the new building. Upon completion, 267,894 square feet of floor area would be located within the Project Site, including the existing floor area to remain, resulting in a maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of 3:1. The Project would provide approximately 809 vehicular parking spaces and 64 bicycle parking spaces within four subterranean parking levels and five above-ground levels. Construction of the Project would require a maximum depth of excavation of up to 73 feet, resulting in the export of approximately 149,946 cubic yards of soil.

Contact Information

Erin Strelich
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles
Job Title
City Planning Associate
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Romaine Street and Sycamore Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR-2; US-101
LA Metro B Line
Melrose Ele; Vine Ele; Bancroft Mid; Hollywood High

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 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, 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
Office (Sq. Ft. 194597, Acres 4.47, Employees 778), Commercial (Retail/Restaurant)(Sq. Ft. 6393, Acres .15, Employees 14)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Rezone, Use Permit, 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, 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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