Miramar Hotel Project EIR
The project site involve redevelopment of two parcels in the Downtown district of the City: the main parcel and Second Street parcel. The main parcel is approximately 4.5 acres in size and is located at 1133 Ocean Avenue. The main parcel is currently improved with 301 hotel rooms and related hotel programming space located within a number of buildings. There are two city-designated landmarks located on the main parcel – the Moreton Bay Fig Tree and the six-story Palisades Building. The other parcel is located directly across the street to the east at 1127 2nd Street (Second Street parcel). The Second Street parcel is currently improved with a surface parking lot.
Under the proposed project, the main parcel would be redeveloped to include a new mixed-use hotel and residential project with ground level open space, food and beverage facilities, meeting space, and ground floor retail uses along Wilshire Boulevard. The two City-designated landmarks would be retained. The existing Landmark Palisades Building would be rehabilitated for continued use as hotel guestrooms while the Landmark Moreton Bay Fig Tree on the project site would be preserved and featured. In addition, the main parcel is proposed to be redeveloped with two new buildings, the California Building and the Ocean Building. The California building would be seven stories (~79 feet tall) and would include hotel guestrooms and amenities. The Ocean Building would range in height between two-stories (29 feet) at Wilshire Boulevard, seven stories along Second Street, and ten stories (a maximum of 130 feet) in the center of the main parcel. The main parcel would include 312 guest rooms (11 net new), 11,500 sf of food/beverage space (4,418 sf net new), 13,000 sf (net reduction of 5,525 sf), 6,600 sf of retail (5,365 sf net new), 12,500 sf (6,931 sf net new), and up to 60 DU. The proposed total above grade floor area for the project would be approximately 502,157 sf; the current hotel on the main parcel consists of approximately 262,284 sf of floor area. The Main Parcel would also include ground level open space that would consist of an approximately 14,000 sf publicly accessible open space at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Ocean Avenue and approximately 36,000 sf of open space around the Moreton Bay Fig Tree. These open space will be activated with food and beverage outlets. A three level subterranean garage below the Main Parcel would provide for up to 428 striped parking spaces. Vehicular access is proposed on Second Street (main hotel entrance), Ocean Avenue (residents only), and California Avenue (employees only).
The Second Street parcel would include a new 100% affordable housing development, providing up to 48 affordable housing units and subterranean parking.
Notice of Preparation (NOP) - Thursday Jun 28, 2018
The NOP comment period is 30 days as required by CEQA Guidelines Section 15082. Comments may be submitted, in writing, by 5:30 PM on Monday Jul 30, 2018