Catalina Towers LLC - ADM-2023-2168-DB-VHCA-ED1


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
Catalina Towers LLC - ADM-2023-2168-DB-VHCA-ED1
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project is for the demolition of a two-story duplex and an existing single-family home for the construction of a new four-story, 44-foot-tall apartment complex with 46 dwelling units, consisting of 32 Low-Income units, 13 Very Low-Income units, and 1 market rate manager’s unit. The project will have a total floor area of approximately 17,955 square feet and a Floor Area Ratio of 2.99:1. The project proposes no vehicle parking spaces, 70 long-term bicycle parking spaces, and 4 short-term bicycle parking spaces on the ground floor. There are 8 trees on-site and 2 Street Trees, and the project proposes the removal of all 8 on-site trees and 1 Street Tree. The project is proposing 12 new on-site trees and 2 new Street Trees. The project assumes a worst-case scenario of removing all street trees, in the event of changes to the right-of-way improvement plans after approval of the environmental clearance. However, this environmental analysis does not authorize the removal of any street trees without prior approval of Urban Forestry, in compliance with LAMC Sections 62.169 and 62.170 and their applicable findings.

Contact Information

Bryant Wu
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
S. Catalina St & W 1st ST
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
21080(b)(1) and Government Code Section 65915
Reasons for Exemption
On July 20, 2023, the City of Los Angeles determined based on the whole of the administrative record that the Project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(1). The project was found to be exempt as a qualified Streamlined Infill Project that satisfies all of the objective planning standards and is therefore subject to the streamlined ministerial approval process provided under Government Code Section 65915. As a Density Bonus housing project that satisfies all the objective planning standards of Government Code Section 65915, approval of the project is ministerial and therefore statutorily exempt from CEQA and Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(1). As such, the project is exempt from additional environmental review.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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