The Project proposes the development of a new eldercare facility for persons 62 years of age and older on a 2.22-acre (96,792 square feet) site located at 10328-10384 and 10341- 10381 Bellwood Avenue (Project Site) in the West Los Angeles Community Plan area of the City of Los Angeles (City). The Project Site includes the portion of Bellwood Avenue that bifurcates the Project Site. The Project would include 192 senior housing residential units, comprised of 71 senior independent dwelling units, 75 assisted living guest rooms, and 46 memory care guest rooms; 50,463 square feet of indoor common areas that include space for supporting services, common dining areas, a gym, indoor pool and spa, wellness center, activity rooms, family/living rooms, and building lobby and reception area; and 14,630 square feet of outdoor common areas, including several courtyards and terraces that would be distributed throughout the Project Site. The proposed uses would be located within a single building ranging in height from 38 feet to 70 feet, or three to six stories. A total of 140 vehicle parking spaces would be provided within two subterranean levels beneath the proposed
building . Three existing multi-family residential developments with a total of 112 residential units would be removed to accommodate the Project. Additionally, the Project includes the vacation and realignment of the portion of Bellwood Avenue that currently bifurcates the Project Site. The Project would comprise 241,754 square feet of floor area with a floor area ratio (FAR) of 2.66:1.
Issues & Rationale
- Impacts on adjacent R1 properties
- Project Height
- Compliance with LAMC 14.3.1
- Possible Street Vacation
- Infrastructure Concerns re Police and Fire Response
- Removal of existing affordable rental units.
- The project will impact long-standing views of single-family homes.
- Project height must be examined relative to allowed heights in 1VL zones.
- Proper findings must be made consistent with LAMC 14.3.1.
- If there is a street vacation, it must be handled in the correct manner using proper procedures.
- Public safety is compromised by inadequate first responder response times.
Note: FTC does not oppose senior living facilities.