City Process



The project was recently approved by the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission in July, and successfully reviewed at a Zoning Administrator hearing last year and approved by the City of Los Angeles Zoning Administrator earlier this year.  

The Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Venice Place Project was released in July of 2019 by the City of Los Angeles, marking a major milestone for the project.

The report is a comprehensive set of documents, studies, and information that analyzes the project to a very deep degree, providing information to the public and City decision-makers on potential environmental impacts of our proposal, and where appropriate required mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate these potential impacts. An EIR is the most robust level of environmental review under state law. EIR’s such as this are usually only required for projects much greater in size than this one. We believe going the extra mile and above and beyond what’s required was important to ensure that our project will be an asset to the community for generations to come.

The Final EIR includes responses to all comments received during the 45-day public review period, and it concludes that there are no significant long-term impacts with one exception. The buildings currently housing Ecole Claire Fontaine are potentially historic under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). One of the project alternatives contemplates a similar mixed-use project that preserves these buildings, mitigating any impact. We will work with the City on a detailed construction plan that will be in place to minimize a few, short-term, temporary construction-related noise impacts.

The report is available at the Department of City Planning’s website - VIEW REPORT.


City of Los Angeles – Department of City Planning | 221 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1350, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact Adam Villani at 213-847-3688; [email protected] | Juliet Oh at 213-978-1186; [email protected]

Los Angeles Central Library | 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library | 501 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291

Mar Vista Branch Library | 12006 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066

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