In Pico-Robertson, a gas station just south of the neighborhood's namesake intersection is up for redevelopment with a new complex dedicated to the care of dementia and Alzheimer's patients.
Last month, Michael Radnia of Robertson Cashio, LLC submitted an application to the L.A. Department of City Planning seeking approvals for a new memory care facility at 1502 S. Robertson Boulevard. The property, which has been a service station since the 1970s, would see existing improvements removed to make way for a new two-story buildings featuring 40 patient rooms and parking for 15 vehicles at street level.
HBA is designing the proposed building, according to architectural plans included with the entitlement package.
"The building is designed around a central landscaped outdoor courtyard in a modern Spanish/Mediterranean style comprising stucco walls, custom sized exterior windows and doors, traditional base, and eave relief moldings, fireplace/chimney features, S-tile roofs, and parapets concealing rooftop mechanical equipment and tile and wrought iron details," reads a narrative included with the plans. "The main pedestrian access is from Robertson Boulevard. Vehicular access to the basement parking is from the alley that runs at the rear of the project and connects to Cashio Street."
The proposed project is one of a handful of new developments in the works for the surrounding stretch of Robertson Boulevard, highlighted by a mixed-use apartment complex now under construction less than one block to the north.
On the other hand, plans to bring a new hotel to a site located just south of Pico Boulevard were rejected earlier this year by the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.
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