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Understanding the Impacts of the Proposed NBC Universal Evolution Plan

Universal City is a 391-acre property owned by NBC Universal in the San Fernando Valley. It encompasses Universal Studios, the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park and CityWalk. Universal City is partially located in the city of Los Angeles, and partially in unincorporated Los Angeles County.

The NBC Universal Evolution Plan contemplates upgrades and improvements to the studio’s production and post-production facilities, a revitalized entertainment destination, modern office space and a new residential neighborhood including, according to the company, 2,900 lofts, townhomes, apartments and condominiums, as well as restaurants, shops, cafes and other businesses.

The city of Los Angeles is in the process of identifying, analyzing and evaluating the environmental impacts of the proposed project. The following organizations, among others, offered comments on the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report:

Given the project’s significance to the region, including the Los Angeles River greenway, river access and water quality, LA Neighbors United is tracking the planned development and will support legal action against the city if the Environmental Impact Report is certified without sufficiently addressing key issues.