Draft Environmental Impact Report Released for 676 Mateo Street Project in DTLA
Today, the City of Los Angeles announced the completion of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for a 185-unit mixed-use development located in the Arts District neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles.
The 676 Mateo Street Project, proposed by District Centre LP – an entity linked to Maxxam Enterprises – would be an eight-story building with up to 185 live/work units, about 15,320 SF of open space for residents, up to 23,380 SF of art-production and commercial space, and associated parking facilities. 20 of the live/work units, or 11 percent of the units, would be deed-restricted for Very Low-Income Households.
The warehouse and surface parking lot that currently occupy the project site would be demolished to make way for the new development.
The project applicants propose the ability to implement an “Increased Commercial Flexibility Option” that would instead have 45,873 SF of commercial space and 159 live/work units with 18 deed-restricted units.
The project’s commercial uses would primarily be located on the ground level fronting Mateo Street and Imperial Street, with some located on the second floor. Proposed commercial uses include general commercial, restaurant, retail, office, and art production uses. The live/work units would be located on the second to eighth floors and would have an average unit size of about 767 SF.
The project would have a number of open space amenities including a swimming pool and spa, fitness and recreation rooms, a courtyard with planters for cultivating fruits and vegetables, arts and production space, a yoga deck, an outside dining area, and terraces. Open space amenities would be primarily located on the ground, second and eighth levels of the building. In total, the project would incorporate approximately 15,320 SF of open space and 14,870 SF of open space under the second Flexibility Option.
HansonLA will design the building in a contemporary architectural style featuring sculptural elements, a custom-shaped building that emerges from a single-story base, and a corner building consisting of metal and glass.
The project has been designed to create a pedestrian-oriented streetscape with a publicly-accessible pedestrian paseo between the building frontage and the two public streets.
287 vehicular parking spaces would be provided in a subterranean parking garage, 30 percent of which would be electric-vehicle (EV) ready, and 10 percent would have EV chargers. 154 bicycle parking spaces would also be provided onsite.