City Unveils Draft EIP For First Senior Living Facility | #seniorliving | #elderly | #seniors
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA —The public is now invited to review a draft of an environmental study for Manhattan Beach’s first senior assisted living facility. The EIP was posted on the city website April 19, and the 45-day public review period runs through June 4, 2021.
The project site is located at 250 – 400 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, southeast corner of Sepulveda Boulevard and 5th Street.
City officials say that currently the site is underutilized and will be redeveloped with a low-impact public/semi-public use that serves the community and enhances the aesthetic of the area.
“The proposed senior assisted living facility provides a necessary service to the residents of Manhattan Beach and offers a new facility in which elderly residents may age in place,” Associate City Planner Angelica Ochoa told Patch.
The proposed Sunrise Senior Living community, coming potentially to a 1.2 acre would replace the two-story Goat Hill shopping plaza, 350 N. Sepulveda Blvd., that houses Rinaldi’s Deli, a Two Guns Espresso, retail, and personal service businesses; a one-story restaurant and medical office building, 400 N. Sepulveda Blvd.; and a one-story restaurant building, 250 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
The new assisted living facility will have a 26,754 square-foot building footprint and include 64 assisted living rooms and 31 memory care rooms for Alzheimer’s patients and individuals with memory loss.
The proposed project would involve the demolition of 14,562 square feet of commercial space contained in three existing commercial buildings, three existing driveways on North Sepulveda Boulevard, one existing driveway on 5th Street, and 37,387 square feet of existing paved parking lot/internal driveways.
The building would contain approximately 79,772 square feet of floor area, consisting of 95 rooms (115 total beds), a facility kitchen, common areas (foyer, parlor, bistro, private dining room, general dining rooms, activity rooms, and staff rooms), two loading spaces for deliveries, and internal trash storage.
The project would also include removal and replacement of the sidewalks on 5th Street and North Sepulveda Boulevard, as well as installation of an accessible ramp on the northwest corner of 5th Street and Sepulveda Boulevard.
Public comment is an inherent part of the planning process and is crucial for all discretionary projects, according to city officials.
“It allows for decisions makers to hear from the community and to be able to balance the community’s comments/concerns with the project’s merits and conformance with the City’s General Plan goals and policies, prior to making a decision,” Ochoa said. “Public involvement not only provides additional information to the decision-makers, it also allows residents to contribute to the outcome, fostering long-term community benefit.”
All comments must be mailed or submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 4, and will become part of the public record.
Comments may be submitted to Angelica Ochoa, Associate Planner by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or U.S. Mail.
Mailed comments should be sent to:
City of Manhattan Beach
Attn: Angelica Ochoa
Community Development Department
1400 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The public hearings for the Final EIR and proposed project are anticipated to occur during Summer 2021.
Notice of Availability for Draft Environmental Impact Report
Sunrise Senior Living Draft Environmental Impact Report
Sunrise Senior Living Appendices to Draft Environmental Impact Report