A half-year after we last checked in, the concrete frame of a big senior housing complex is nearly complete in Warner Center.

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The Variel, a joint venture between South Bay Partners, LAMB Properties, and Columbia Pacific Advisors, is located at 6233 Variel Avenue which was formerly improved with a series of small office buildings.  The new eight-story edifice will feature 215 independent living units, 94 assisted living units, and 27 memory care units.

VTBS Architects is designing the complex, which will include multiple on-site restaurants, a swimming pool, a gym, screening rooms, multiple courtyards, and parking.  Renderings depict a modern mid-rise structure wrapped in a series of geometric protrusions.

At the time of its groundbreaking in early 2020, completion of the complex was expected in Winter 2021.

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The Variel is one of three senior housing developments planned within the Warner Center community, joining a proposed a proposed 17-acre complex from Speiker Senior Partners at Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard and a 190 senior apartments planned one block east on De Soto Avenue.

In addition to its Warner Center project, South Bay Partners is also planning a 192-unit senior living complex called The Bellwood near Century City.