A 1950s motel in Panorama City could be redeveloped as permanent supportive housing, according an application filed recently with the L.A. Planning Department.
LA Family Housing, the developer of the Panorama Motel site at 8209 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, is seeking approvals for a project which recalls for retaining most of the of the existing one- and two-story buildings, which would be transformed into 41 units of permanent supportive housing. One structure, featuring 10 hotel rooms, is to be razed and replaced with a new three-story building containing 50 residential units, as well as space for on-site supportive services. The resulting development would include 91 apartments, including 90 units restricted to low-income, formerly homeless households and one market-rate manager's unit. Surface parking for six vehicles would also be provided.
On-site services for residents would include case management, transportation assistance, life skills training, as well as linkages to mental and physical healthcare providers and substance use disorder treatment.
Architectural plans included with the entitlement application indicated that Los Angeles-based office42 is designing the project, referred to as Panorama PSH, which is depicted with a contemporary look and an exterior of painted stucco and tile.
The Panorama City project is not the first time that LA Family Housing has sought to redevelop a shuttered motel in the San Fernando Valley. The developer is headquartered in a campus on Lankershim Boulevard in Sun Valley that replaced a motel with offices, supportive services, and 49 apartments.
LA Family Housing's other Valley projects include The Angel, a 54-unit supportive housing complex for veterans that broke ground in late 2020 at 8547 N. Sepulveda Boulevard.
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