As­sisted liv­ing fa­cil­ity re­ceives ap­proval

Ran­cho Vista par­cel will be home to cen­ter with 115 beds

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Front Page - By AL­LI­SON GATLIN Val­ley Press Staff Writer [email protected]­

PALMDALE — The Plan­ning Com­mis­sion on Thurs­day ap­proved a 115bed as­sisted liv­ing and mem­ory care fa­cil­ity at Ran­cho Vista Boule­vard and Town Cen­ter Drive.

The fa­cil­ity, pro­posed by Irwin Part­ners Ar­chi­tects, will use the east­ern half of a par­cel on the south side of Ran­cho Vista Boule­vard, across from Town Cen­ter Drive. The en­trance to the area and its park­ing lot will be di­rectly across from Town Cen­ter Drive, mak­ing it a four­way in­ter­sec­tion.

Com­mis­sion Vice Chair­man Bart Avery said he feared there may be some con­cerns about traf­fic at the site, but did not see any is­sues with it.

The two-story fa­cil­ity will have 70 beds for as­sisted liv­ing in 47 stu­dio and 23 one-bed­room units and 45 beds for mem­ory care in five one-bed­room units and 20 two-bed­room units. It will in­clude ameni­ties such as two in­te­rior court­yards, a fit­ness cen­ter, putting green, sa­lon, vir­tual re­al­ity room, li­brary, game room, the­ater and lounges, ac­cord­ing to the staff re­port.

“I think this is a great de­sign. I re­ally like what you’ve put to­gether,” Com­mis­sioner V. Jesse Smith said. “I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing the de­vel­op­ment.”

The build­ing is de­signed with a sin­gle story at the east end to avoid in­tru­sions on the sin­gle-fam­ily homes across the street, and the south­ern length of the build­ing is also de­signed to min­i­mize the im­pacts to the neigh­bor­hood to that side, ac­cord­ing to the staff re­port.

The slope of the prop­erty will also help to min­i­mize im­pacts in that re­gard.

Com­mis­sioner Dean Hen­der­son noted an as­sisted liv­ing fa­cil­ity had been pro­posed for the Ran­cho Vista area as long as 30 years ago and it is good to see it come to fruition.

“It’s very wel­come,” he said.

Illustrati­on cour­tesy of Palmdale Plan­ning Com­mis­sion

The Palmdale Plan­ning Com­mis­sion gave the go- south side of Ran­cho Vista Boule­vard at Town Cen­ter ahead for a 115-bed as­sisted liv­ing fa­cil­ity on the Drive.

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