Harbor Pointe Senior Living . . . as of December, 2017
Project Overview: This is a proposal to build a 4-story, 121-bed convalescent and congregate care facility at the current site of the Kitayama Restaurant on South Bristol.
Why We Were Watching: Under the city’s General Plan, a project of this sort is not allowed at the requested location, and hence its approval requires a General Plan amendment. Such changes to the voter-approved land use designations are always of concern, and in this case neighbors have expressed worries about the building’s compatibility with neighboring residential uses.
A scoping meeting for the project’s Environmental Impact Report was held on August 15, 2016, with comments due by August 22. The EIR is presumably being prepared.
Prior to release of the EIR, the Planning Commission heard about and discussed the proposal, without action, as Item 4 on its February 23, 2017, agenda. The “study session” was well attended by Bayview and Santa Ana Heights neighbors, most quite critical of the project as currently proposed. See the City video.
A Cumulative Projects List dated December 12, 2017, says the project is “being revisited and redesigned by applicant/developer” and that EIR preparation was “on hold as of June 8, 2017.”
According to a tentative agenda, an item regarding revisions to the EIR contract is expected on the City Council’s January 9, 2018, agenda.
The case log indicates revised project plans were submitted on October 13, 2017.
- Daily Pilot (August 13, 2016): 128-unit senior-living facility could replace restaurant near Upper Newport Bay