A presentation scheduled for the November 18 meeting of the Westwood Design Review Board offers a look at updated plans for Belmont Place, a proposed senior housing complex next-door to Westwood Presbyterian Church.

The project, which would replace a parking lot at 10822 Wilshire Boulevard, calls for the construction of a 12-story edifice containing 53 studio and one-bedroom apartments for independent seniors, 77 units of assisted living apartments, and 46 rooms for memory-care residents with cognitive impairments.  Parking for 184 vehicles is also planned within three below-grade levels.

The proposed development would also include a separate two-story building - to be built along the southern edge of the property facing Ashton Avenue - which would serve house administrative offices for Westwood Presbyterian, as well as a preschool.

GMPA Architects is designing Belmont Village, taking over from an earlier iteration of the project crafted by KFA Architecture and Huitt-Zollars.  Renderings show a contemporary 153-foot-tall building, which would be clad in metal, cement, and other materials.  The building would use a series of upper-level setbacks to reduce its mass, while also providing open-air amenity decks for use by residents.

The proposed mid-rise structure is named for its developer - Houston, Texas-based real estate firm Belmont Village.  The Company specializes in senior living facilities, and currently operates two facilities in the Los Angeles area.

According to an environmental report published by the Department of City Planning, construction of Belmont Village is anticipated to begin in September 2021, with occupancy scheduled to occur sometime in 2025.

The development site is located two blocks east of the intersection of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards, where a new subway station is being built as part of Metro's Purple Line extension.