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Television City Studios EIR Approved

This week City Planning officials approved the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and vesting tract map for Television City Studios following last week’s online hearing on the proposed expansion of Television City Studios where approximately 185 members of the public provided testimony on the project. Final approval for the project will be voted on by the City Council.

Hackman Capital shared the following statement with the Buzz.

“The Los Angeles Department of City Planning issued a Letter of Determination approving the Television City Vesting Tentative Tract Map and certifying its Environmental Impact Report (EIR No. ENV-2021-4091-EIR (SCH No. 2021070014))”

“This first approval in the City’s entitlement process reflects years of planning and outreach and demonstrates the community’s overwhelming support for the TVC Project. Over 75 percent of participants at the Joint Hearing Officer and Deputy Advisory Agency Hearing on May 15, 2024 spoke in favor of the plan to modernize Television City, the majority of which were Beverly/Fairfax residents and stakeholders.”

“There is an urgent need to jump-start film and television production in Los Angeles. This investment in Television City will ensure the studio remains a premier production facility and continues to employ thousands of Angelenos whose livelihood relies on the entertainment industry. We’re proud to have earned the support of more than 4,000 of our neighbors and local organizations and remain committed to continuing our engagement efforts as we move forward in the entitlement process,” said Zach Sokoloff, Senior Vice President, Television City.”

Opponents, Danielle Peters and Shelley Wagers, Co-chairs, Neighbors for Responsible TVC Development, told the Buzz, “the filing deadline is June 7, and we are actively considering our option to appeal the decision.”

Last month Hackman Capital, owner of Television City announced it was reducing the scale of its plans for Television City. The revised plans designed by Foster + Partners call for eliminating 150,000 square feet of general office floor area and completely removing the 15-story west tower reducing the overall height of the project across the site. The company pledged its transportation and mobility program will be one of the most robust in the City and will eliminate approximately 5,000 daily car trips from local streets, according to a press statement.

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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