Assisted living facility receives approval
Rancho Vista parcel will be home to center with 115 beds
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.
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.