WALNUT CREEK– A designer wishes to develop a retirement community and also elder treatment facility on a 9-acre area of a huge service park and also market it for middle-income earners from the city’s sizable elderly populace.
But to give way for the job, the City Council would have to rezone the Shadelands Company Center home near Ygnacio Valley High School and also enable 106 trees to be eliminated.
Additionally, the city would need to expand the optimum floor-to-lot ratio it usually permits.
Those adjustments might be way too much to request, the city’s Preparation Compensation suggested at a study session on the proposition last month, the first of numerous steps that should be taken before the job can be accepted.
Planning Commissioner Brandt Andersson claimed all the licenses and also zoning changes needed for the project to proceed “kinda elevates a red flag.”
The growth would include 254 apartment or condo systems in 4 buildings, a 136-bed treatment center and also a three-story leisure building with a gym as well as interior swimming pool. The care residence would feature a doctor’s office, cinema, beauty salon and exclusive dining rooms.
Similar to a lot of retirement home, the locals there would be provided top priority access to the treatment center when they’re no more able to live individually in the apartment-style elderly housing. There would be 2 different below ground parking garages on the home with 467 overall rooms, a per-unit proportion of 1.84.
“Typically, the (auto parking) rate for seniors is much lower,” Deborah Karbo of Hall Equities of Walnut Creek, which owns the 9-acre site, claimed at the preparation compensation conference.” And yet (the programmer) swears that while senior citizens do not drive as a lot, they want their vehicles around.”
1925 Oak Grove Road at the Shadelands Organization Center in Walnut Creek, where local programmer Oakmont plans to build a 136-bed care house to supplement a 254-unit retirement home. (Google Road View)
The designer, Oakmont Senior citizen Living, runs concerning 60 retirement home throughout The golden state, including in Concord, Alameda, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Stockton and Novato.
“Oakmont’s been doing this a long period of time and they recognize what works,” Karbo said.
Preparation Commissioner Melissa Ward acknowledged that experience, claiming the business has enough “data points” from its other communities to make the right choices for this.
But other commissioners fretted that numerous code modifications would certainly require to be produced the task to proceed. For eample, the home would have to be rezoned from service park to mixed-use property and also split up to allow both the real estate and the treatment facility, along with the floor location development.
Of the 106 trees the developer proposes to eliminate, 7 are safeguarded species– 2 The golden state black walnuts as well as five coastline live oaks. Project authorities would certainly protect 3 of the trees at different areas, and also Karbo stated Oakmont would plant hundreds a lot more as soon as the growth is finished.
While initial planning papers do not indicate just how much it would cost a person to live at the recommended Oakmont at Shadelands area, Karbo stated the devices would certainly be marketed at much reduced prices than normal “luxury” residences that go from $500,000 to $2 million.
The typical age of a Walnut Creek local is 47.8, compared to 38.9 in Concord, according to 2019 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Karbo claimed the typical age remains high even when omitting the gated Rossmoor retirement home, which has a populace of regarding 9,000 citizens.
Karbo claimed Rossmoor as well as comparable communities have long waiting checklists, an indication that more senior housing is required. Due to the fact that senior citizens who relocate right into such areas often tend to sell their existing homes, that enhances the city’s real estate stocky, she added.
Planning commissioners supported the development theoretically, yet said it either requires to be tweaked to prevent needing a lot of code adjustments or project authorities must recommend a variety of possible area benefits in exchange for all the asked for exemptions.
A city program that calculates how much large jobs must spend for public renovations placed the cost of this one at $7.7 million, according to a personnel report.
“My final thought is the candidate is asking for a great deal,” Commissioner Bob Pickett said. “We should anticipate something to be included in the development.”