The owner of a small commercial building in Encino is changing up plans to redevelop the site.

Last week, plans were submitted to the City of Los Angeles to raze a two-story commercial building and surface parking lot at 16151-16201 Ventura Boulevard to make way for the construction of an eldercare facility.  Plans call for an approximately 116,000-square-foot building containing 107 assisted living units and 16 memory care guest rooms.

The project was submitted for approvals using an Eldercare Facility Unified Permit, an entitlement pathway which permits eldercare facilities in most zones - provided that they include a requisite amount of units for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

Property records list the owner of the site as the Downtown-based entity Encino Investors, LLC.  The same project applicant received approvals last year for the development of a seven-story, 118-unit apartment complex on the same property.

Current city records indicate that the eldercare project is being developed by Spokane, Washington-based SRM Development.

Less than a mile east on Ventura Boulevard, plans were filed last year with the City of Los Angeles to redevelop a motel near the I-405 Freeway with a larger 158-room inn.