Feast your eyes on the latest shiny object to sprout from the ashes of Howard Hughes's once expansive empire. According to multiple sources, the Los Angeles Jewish Home has officially broken ground on the Fountainview at Gonda Westside, an upscale senior housing development in the Playa Vista neighborhood. The $100 million complex will feature a series of low-rise structures, offering a total of 175 independent living units and 24 assisted living/memory care units. Plans call for a wide battery of residential amenities, including a fitness center, library, screening room and a ground-floor cafe. In addition, an accessible rooftop deck will offer both a swimming pool and a spa. Completion is currently scheduled for sometime in 2016.
Plans from architectural firm Gensler call for a complex of six-story buildings, incorporating the sloping rooflines and wood paneling frequently seen on other Westside developments. The project's design ingratiates itself heavily to the outdoors, both through its rooftop amenity deck and its expansive balconies. Lush landscaping will surround the perimeter of the residential community and permeate into an internal courtyard.
Crews from C.W. Driver will have plenty of company as they build the new senior housing facility, as two major commercial developments are also underway on adjacent properties. To the west, the $260 million Runway at Playa Vista is slated to serve as a pseudo-downtown for the planned community. The mutli-building project will create 420 apartments and 35,000 square feet of office space above 221,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial stalls. Confirmed retail tenants include Whole Foods Market, CVS Pharmacy and Cinemark Theatres.
To the south of Fountainview, the steel framework for the IMAX Corporation's new West Coast Headquarters is now in place. The three-story structure, also designed by Gensler, will contain multiple screening rooms and office space for over 120 employees.
- Gensler Designed Senior Housing for Playa Vista (Building Los Angeles)
- Work Begins AT Fountainview at Gonda Senior Living Community... (Commercial Property Executive)