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777 Front St

PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

In March 2017, an application was submitted for a new mixed-use project consisting of multi-family residential, commercial retail, and hotel uses.  The project site is located at 777 N. Front Street along the easterly side of N. Front Street between Burbank Boulevard and the Magnolia Boulevard overcrossing (see Project Location Map). The project site is approximately 7.08 acres and is surrounded by commercial and industrial zones, including the Burbank Center Commercial Manufacturing (BCCM) zone, North San Fernando Commercial (NSFC) zone, General Industrial (M-2) zone, and Planned Development (PD) zones.  The Interstate 5 Freeway is northeast and the Downtown Burbank Metrolink Station is southwest of the project site. The subject property is located in the Burbank Center Plan City Center West Subarea and has a zoning designation of Auto Dealership (AD). 

The project proposes to construct:

  • One, 7-story building containing a total of 252 residential units (272,162 square feet);
  • One, 8-story building containing a total of 321 residential units (346,644 square feet);
  • 1,067 square feet of commercial retail space;
  • One, 7-story building containing 307 hotel rooms (212,250 square feet); and
  • A total of 1,168 parking spaces in an integrated parking structure with one level of subterranean parking and up to 7-levels of above grade parking.   

Discretionary approvals being requested:

  • An amendment to the Burbank Center Specific Plan (BCP) to change the Land Use designation of the project site from "Mixed Commercial/Office/Industrial" to "Mixed Commercial/Office/Residential"; 
  • A Zoning Map amendment to rezone the project site from Auto Dealership (AD) to Planned Development (PD);
  • Development Review for the new buildings and improvements proposed;
  • A Development Agreement; and
  • A Tentative Map to subdivide the property.

PROJECT PLANS

Please click on any of the following links to view project plans currently under review. These materials are subject to change as the project continues through the development review process.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Upcoming Public Meetings

The project will be heard at the following public meeting:

  • Special City Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 4 p.m. at 777 N. Front Street (777 N. Front Street Project Site) in Burbank. The City Council will be conducting a tour of the project site visit.  Meet in the Downtown Burbank Metrolink Station "Northerly Parking Lot" adjacent to the bus bays; parking is available in the Metrolink Station parking lots. 
  • City Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 275 E. Olive Avenue in Burbank. The City Council will vote to approve or deny the project, and whether to certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR). A PDF of the public notice is available here.  

Prior Public Meetings

The following public meetings have been held for the project:

  • Community Meeting and Environmental Scoping meeting - A Community Meeting and Environmental Scoping Meeting was held on April 10, 2018 in the Community Room (Room 104) on the first floor of the Community Services Building at 150 N. Third Street. 
  • Planning Board Public Hearing (Draft EIR) - The Planning Board held a meeting to obtain public input and comments (written or verbal) on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. This meeting was held on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall located at 275 E. Olive Avenue in Burbank. A PDF of the public notice is available here.
  • Planning Board Public Hearing (Recirculated Draft EIR) - The Planning Board will hold a meeting to obtain public input and comments (written or verbal) on the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report. This meeting was held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall located at 275 E. Olive Avenue in Burbank. A PDF of the public notice is available here.
  • Special Planning Board Meeting on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. at 777 N. Front Street (777 N. Front Street Project Site) in Burbank. The Planning Board conducted a tour of the project site. 
  • Planning Board Public Hearing (Project/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Review) - The Planning Board held a meeting to review the project and EIR and made a recommendation to the City Council to approve the project and certify the EIR. This meeting was held on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall located at 275 E. Olive Avenue in Burbank. A PDF of the public notice is available here

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

The City of Burbank, as Lead Agency, is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act. The City selected Rincon Consultants, Inc. to assist in preparing all environmental compliance documents for the project.  

  • Notice of Preparation for an Initial Study - The City released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Initial Study to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project. The public review/comment period ended on May 2, 2018. 
  • Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) - The DEIR was available for public comment and review from March 22, 2019 to May 6, 2019.  The State Clearinghouse number for the EIR is 2018041012.  An electronic copy of the document and appendices are below:

** portions of Part 4 are available in hardcopy only at the Planning Division Office.

  • Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (Recirculated DEIR) - The Recirculated DEIR was available for public comment and review from July 1, 2019 to August 14, 2019.  The State Clearinghouse number for the EIR is 2018041012.  An electronic copy of the document and appendices is here. Complete version is here.
  • Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)The FEIR, including responses to comments from both the DEIR and Recirculated DEIR, was released on October 25, 2019. The State Clearinghouse number for the EIR is 2018041012.  An electronic copy of the document is available below. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information, questions, or to get on the mailing list for upcoming meetings on the project, please contact Leonard Bechet, Senior Planner, by phone at (818) 238-5250 or by email at lbechet@burbankca.gov.  

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