VILLAGE AT CALABASAS

    

GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION
Project Title:

Village at Calabasas

Location:

23500 Park Sorrento, Calabasas, CA 91302

Approvals: July 25, 2013 project approved by the Planning Commission
Construction Dates: March 2014 (anticipated)
Duration:

2-3 years

CEQA:

Addendum to the 2008 Final EIR

Applicant Contact:

Rick Bianchi at (949) 382-2809 or rbianchi@thenewhomecompany.com

Company/Sales Information: http://thenewhomecompany.com/ 
Staff Contact: Michael Klein or Glenn Michitsch at (818) 224-1600

July 2013 (posted 01/27/14)

On July 25, 2013 the Planning Commission approved File No. 130000103. A request to demolish the existing Calabasas Inn banquet facility and develop the site with a 212,400 (0.91 FAR) square-foot mixed use development, to include 80 condominium units (72 market-rate two-and three-bedroom units and 8 one-and two-bedroom affordable units for rent), on-site amenities (i.e. pool, club house, outdoor recreation, etc.), 10,700 square-feet of neighborhood-serving commercial uses and 294 parking spaces to be provided through a combination of on-grade covered and uncovered parking spaces and within a two-level subterranean parking garage. The project includes requests for the following: (1) a Site Plan Review for the construction of a 212,400 square-foot building, parking garage and associated amenities, (2) a Conditional Use Permit for 80 multi-family dwelling units, (3) a Vesting Tract Map (Map No. 066208) for the subdivision of the parcel and 80 condominium units, (4) an Oak Tree Permit for the removal of five oak trees and encroachment into the protected zones of 28 oak trees, (5) a Variance request for a reduction of trash and recycling enclosure area dimensions for two of eight enclosures, (6) a Variance request for the reduction of a parking lot landscape buffer zone at a single location on the west side of the site, (7) a 7% off-street parking reduction to provide fewer than the required 300 parking spaces, and (8) a building height concession to allow development of up to 52’-3” tall buildings and a concession related to the reduction of parking stall width adjacent to columns and walls (in accordance with California State Law regarding affordable housing density bonus), for providing 10% affordable units designated for very low-income occupants. The subject site is located at 23500 Park Sorrento, within the Commercial Mixed Use (CMU-0.95) zoning district.

February 2013

On January 30, 2013, applicants for the Village at Calabasas (D2 Development & The New Home Company) submitted a revised plan to redevelop the Calabasas Inn Site located at 23500 Park Sorrento. The new development proposal consists of a 220,468 square foot mixed-use development. More specifically, the project consists of 90 condominium units and 8,160 square feet of commercial space, with both some public and private recreational amenities. The project will need review by the City’s Development Review Committee and Architectural Review Panel prior to a public hearing and decision by the Planning Commission.

May 2012

As of May 2012, the project application remains incomplete, with more information needing to be submitted. If no new information is submitted by August 2, 2012, the City will withdraw the application administratively due to lack of activity.

November 2010

On November 22, 2010, the applicant submitted revised plans.  The revised project is similar to the mixed-use project approved in 2008.  At 174,710 square feet, the proposed project includes 131 senior (age restricted) condos, 10,000 square feet of commercial retail and on-site residential amenities such as a pool, gym and community room.

December 2009

On December 2, 2009, the applicant submitted revised plans.  At 224,818 square feet the new plans reflect a smaller building than the first submittal.  The project will remain a senior residential care facility that includes 104 independent residential living units and 106 assisted living units with the same amenities proposed in the August 2009 submittal.

October 2009

The City held a Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting on October 6, 2009, to discuss project-related issues for the new application.  Subsequent to the DRC meeting, the application was deemed incomplete.  

August 2009

On August 27, 2009, the owner of the site submitted new applications for a different project.  Under the new zoning designation, the owner is now requesting to develop a senior facility.  The new proposal includes the construction of a 278,639 square-foot senior residential care facility that includes 106 independent residential living units and 105 assisted living units.  The project would be restricted to senior citizens and include on-site amenities such as an outdoor aquatics center, a media room/theater, salon and spa retreat, wellness center, library and internet lounge, ample activity rooms, outdoor fireplace, lush landscaping and outdoor common areas.

The project is expected to be built in two phases.  The first phase will consist of 105 assisted living units and 12 independent units, and an interim surface parking lot.  The second phase will consist of the demolition of the Calabasas Inn banquet facility and construction of the remaining 94 independent living units, parking structure and resort style amenities.

September 2008

On March 17, 2006, the owner of the Calabasas Inn site submitted an application to demolish the existing banquet facility and re-develop the site with a new mixed use project.  On September 10, 2008, the City Council approved the project and certified the Final EIR, which included a change in the zoning designation of the project site from Commercial Office to Commercial Mixed Use in order to accommodate the development of a 174,313 square-foot mixed use project. Proposed development included 79 high end residential condominiums and 13,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space.  The approved project, re-named by the developer to the Village at Calabasas, is the first truly mixed use project to be approved in Calabasas. Due to extensions granted by State Law to all approved tentative maps, the project approvals are currently valid through September 10, 2014.

 

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