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Vivante Senior Housing

Vivante Senior Housing Project  . . .  as of June 2019
Planning Commission hearing possible July 18

Project Overview:  This is a proposal to build a 153-bed, 6-story senior assisted living and memory care facility on the Orange County Museum of Art property in Newport Center (Fashion Island), which was the location of the now-abandoned Museum House condo tower proposal.

Why We Were Watching:  SPON originally understood this project could be built entirely within the existing institutional land use designations and zoning.  The City’s description now suggests approval will require both a General Plan amendment and zoning changes.  Such changes to the voter-approved land use designations are always of concern.  This request is particularly strange because the similar-sounding Harbor Pointe Senior Living project was said to require a change to a “Private Institutions” land use designation, which is the designation the OCMA property already has.


July 18, 2019:  The tentative agenda distributed by the Planning Division on July 20 indicates the Planning Commission may hold its hearing on this matter on July 18.

Recent Events

June 20, 2019: The Planning Commission’s tentative agenda showed a hearing regarding Vivante, at which the Commission was expected to make a recommendation to the City Council, set for this date. However, it did not appear on the final agenda.

April 18, 2019: The Planning Commission held a special 5:30 p.m. study session to review the proposal.

August 8, 2018:  Proponents submit application (PA2018-185) to City.

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