A Notice of Preparation is a document stating that an Environmental Impact Report will be prepared for the project. It is the first step in the environmental review process.
An Initial Study is a preliminary analysis conducted to determine if an Environmental Impact Report must be prepared and to identify areas of environmental effects to be analyzed in the EIR.
1984 Zoning Ordinances (159,526; 169,254; and 169,768) and Final Tract Map No. 34836: Permit up to 4.5 million square feet of commercial development.
Contain design guidelines and permitted uses for the Project site.
Provides the long-range land use policy framework and serves as the land use element for the City’s General Plan for the Airport and LAX Northside. The currently adopted LAX Plan land use designation for the Project site is LAX Northside. This land use designation provides for the development of a variety of uses that are consistent with airport needs and neighborhood conditions. The primary allowable uses within the LAX Northside include, but are not limited to: commercial development; office; light industrial; research and development; hotel and conference facilities; retail and restaurant uses; schools and community facilities; open space; bicycle paths; and greenway buffers (LAX Plan, p. 9).
The comprehensive development program for Airport properties, including runway and taxiway system modernization, redevelopment of terminal areas, airport access improvement, and passenger safety, security, and convenience enhancements.
Achieves the goals and objectives of the LAX Plan through zoning and development standards, and contains specific provisions for the Project site. The currently adopted LAX Specific Plan zoning for the Project site is Los Angeles International Airport Specific Plan Zone (LAX-N Zone). The purpose of the LAX-N Zone is to provide for development that is consistent with airport needs and neighborhood conditions. The Specific Plan requires that all projects within the Project site comply with the 1989 Northside Design Guidelines (Section 11E) and other development requirements contained in Appendix A of the Specific Plan. Additionally, the LAX Specific Plan limits development within the Project site by establishing a vehicle trip cap of no more than 3,922 project-related am peak hour trips (or 3,152 inbound trips) and 4,421 project related pm peak hour trips (or 3,040 outbound trips) (Section 12-C(2)).