Statement re: TVC Project Final Environmental Impact Report to continue the existing studio use and modernize and expand production facilities within Television City.
The TVC Project has reached a significant milestone with the City’s release of its Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). This is a major step forward in the planning process to ensure that TVC will remain a studio through the modernization and expansion of this iconic but aging production facility. With the City’s release of the Final EIR, after nearly three years of review and analysis, we are an important step closer to creating thousands of good-paying entertainment jobs and keeping production and the families that depend on our most identifiable industry here in Los Angeles.
The City’s Final EIR includes third-party, independent expert responses to all public comments received and reconfirms the findings in the Draft EIR. The findings demonstrate the Project’s commitment to environmental sustainability as Los Angeles’ first all-electric studio, achieving LEED Gold certification or its equivalent, preserving the existing historic resource on-site, promoting and investing in public transit solutions for employees and visitors, and a commitment to best-in-class, clean construction practices.
Over the last few years, TVC has reached out to thousands of local residents and sought feedback about the Project through meetings, tours of the studio, open house events, and focus groups. We will continue this dialogue to ensure that this Project is a success for the studio and the community. This community feedback is integral to the process as we move forward and allows us to refine the Project to better serve the Beverly/Fairfax community. These comments and suggestions will be incorporated into the next phase of the Project and shared with the community as we move into public hearings in 2024.
We are proud to have earned the support of a diverse coalition of neighbors, community groups, small businesses, non-profits, organized labor, historic preservationists, and on-site employees supporting the Project. These include the Park La Brea Residents Association, the Mid-City West Neighborhood Council, Fairfax Business Association, Melrose Business Improvement District, West 3rd Street Business Association, Holocaust Museum LA, LA Conservancy, LA Parks Foundation, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building Trades, FilmLA, Central City Association, Los Angeles County Business Federation, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Streetlights, ManifestWorks, Women In Media, and Good City Mentors, as well as nearly 1,000 support letters from CD5 residents.
To learn more about our Project and for further questions, please contact Adeena Bleich, Vice President of Community Relations, at Adeena@tvcityla.com.