A decide final week dominated in opposition to Simi Valley’s 2019 determination to disclaim a proposed senior facility, sending the matter again to town for an additional listening to on the venture.
JM Squared Improvement, which proposed the Melrose West Senior Residing Group in November 2017, and the housing advocacy group Sure In My Again Yard (YIMBY) sued town in January 2020 over the denial.
The venture is comprised of a a two-story, 108-unit residential care facility with 68 assisted-living items and 40 memory-care items on a at present vacant web site on Cochran Road close to Welcome Courtroom. It will embody a gymnasium, a shared eating room and kitchen, a lounge space, a hair salon and different facilities. The constructing would use roughly 1.6 acres of the 19.2-acre lot, leaving the remainder of the location undeveloped.
Each the advocacy group and the developer argued that the “group housing” venture was thought-about a “housing improvement venture” underneath the state Housing Accountability Act, which might have restricted town’s means to disclaim the venture. The town, in the meantime, claimed it didn’t fall underneath the purview of the act as a result of the residential items of the power didn’t embody kitchens or kitchenettes.