After two years of quiet, a proposed senior housing complex near Century City is once again moving through the city approval process.
South Bay Partners, a Texas-based developer, has sought since 2018 to raze a series of 1940s and 1950s buildings at 10330 Bellwood Avenue to make way for a new project featuring 192 senior apartments in a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom layouts. The proposed development, named The Bellwood, would include a mix of independent apartments, assisted living units, and memory care units, supplemented by amenities such as an indoor pool, activity rooms, supportive services, and basement parking for 140 vehicles.
Rios and VTBS Architects are designing the complex, which would stand six stories facing Bellwood, but scale down in height toward the adjoining residential neighborhood to the south. The tiered roofline would be used to create landscaped terrace decks for use by residents.
A draft environmental impact report published by the Planning Department reiterates an earlier estimate of an approximately two year timeline, starting as early as 2021 and concluding by 2023. Construction of The Bellwood would first require the demolition of three existing buildings which total 112 apartments.
At the time the project was announced in 2018, South Bay Partners was working with several educational institutions on the project, including USC's Leonard Davis School for Gerontology. The average resident of The Bellwood is anticipated to be 83 years of age.
South Bay Partners, which is headquartered in Dallas, is also in the midst of construction on a similar senior housing complex in Warner Center.
- The Bellwood (Urbanize LA)