Architectural plans posted by the South Robertson Neighborhood Council shed light on plans for a senior housing development near Century City and Beverly Hills.
The proposed development, which would replace four 1930s fourplexes at 1122-1136 S. Roxbury Drive, calls for the construction of a four-story, 47-foot-tall building containing 57 units of senior independent and assisted living apartments. The project, which would provide a mixture of one- and two-bedroom floor plans, would sit atop a two-level, 113-car underground parking garage.
The Albert Group Architects is designing the project, which would include common spaces such as a yoga studio, a garden, a billiard room, a walking path, and a dining room. Renderings depict a contemporary low-rise structure.
An entity affiliated with Duke Development is listed as the applicant behind the project.
The proposed development was dealt a setback in March 2019, when a zoning administrator issued a letter of determination finding that the project - as then envisioned - did not comply with the intent of the Eldercare Ordinance, noting that it would pride just one unit of assisted living housing. According to the letter, most projects applying for entitlements through the Eldercare Ordinance have a substantially larger percentage of assisted living units - typically 5 to 25 percent of the total number of apartments.
The project applicant has appealed that decision, and has volunteered to redesign the Roxbury development to modify the ratio of independent to assisted living units to be within that range. The appeal is scheduled to be heard by the West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission on August 21.
A timeline for the project has not been announced.
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