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Santa Clarita Planners OK Senior Living Home, Cellphone Facilities

Santa Clarita Planners OK Senior Living Home, Cellphone Facilities

Santa Clarita planners approved four items for the city’s future at the Planning Commission meeting this week, including two cellphone facilities, a second-hand store and a senior-living facility. 

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All items were approved on a 4-0 vote, with Commissioner Tim Burkhart absent.

New Santa Clarita senior living homes

The Oakmont of Santa Clarita is expected to be located south of Newhall Ranch Road, between West Rye Canyon Road and Vanderbilt Way, in Santa Clarita.Santa Clarita's approved Oakmont Senior Living

The property, which is scheduled to go into a Business Park zone, received “a conditional use permit for the construction of a two-story, 81-unit Residential Service/Care Facility for seniors.”

The facility includes on-site medical care and supervision.

The eight-acre lot is set to house a variety of amenities, including a central quad, a green for pets, walking paths, outdoor dining areas and a community garden, according to the applicant, Oakmont Senior Living.

Oakmont Senior Living is described as “a family-owned and operated company and a recognized leader in the retirement industry,” according to the company’s site.

It’s been responsible for more than 30 retirement communities in the western United States.

Approximately 25 percent of the units in the Santa Clarita location  would be dedicated for the care of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, according to city documents regarding the project’s approval.

Oakmont Senior Living has two years to construct the facility before approval expires.

New cellphone facilities

Two cellphone facilities in a commercial zone were approved for co-location between AT&T and Verizon, according to the application. AT&T officials proposed the installation and operation of a wireless communications facility on the roof of the westernmost building within the Bridgeport Marketplace shopping center.

There was no vocal opposition to the unit, likely because the installation is scheduled for a commercial area, according to officials.

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Ground-mounted equipment also is proposed with the Verizon Wireless proposal, between the subject building and Newhall Ranch Road.

The subject wireless communications facilities are proposed to be located within the Bridgeport  Marketplace commercial center, which was originally approved by the Planning Commission in December 2005 and built in 2008, according to city documents.

The subject commercial center is generally located at the northeast corner of McBean Parkway and Newhall Ranch Road and consists of four buildings, totaling 130,000 square feet of floor area, with a building height varying from 29 feet to 35 feet.

A new second-hand store in Santa Clarita

City planners also approved a second-hand store as the newest addition to the city’s Lyons Corridor Plan.

The proposed second hand store will be located within a 900 square-foot tenant suite within an existing 29,272 square-foot retail center near the intersection of Lyons Avenue and Wayman Street.

Two letters of opposition to the applicant, Karen Barahona, noted there are no other stores in the area, and the approval would create a precedent, and expressed concern about traffic.


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