Posts Tagged Kensington ALF

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Tuesday July 10 2012

Kensington Project Moving Forward

Kensington Project Moving Forward

Posted 7/10/12 – The City Council approved the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed Kensington Assisted Living Facility project unanimously this evening.  They also instructed the City Attorney to draft simple language for an amendment to Measure V that would exempt the two project parcels from the density aspects of Measure V. The discussion of [...]

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Tuesday June 26 2012

Council to Consider Kensington Project at Multiple Meetings, Beginning Tonight

Posted 6/26/12 – The City Council will open a Public Hearing on the proposed Specific Plan for the Kensington Project this evening, as well as a proposed Text Amendment to the code to create an Overlay Zone at the former Skilled Nursing Facility site.  A second Public Hearing will be opened at the next Council [...]

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Thursday June 14 2012

Kensington Update

Posted 6/14/12 – Danny Castro, Director of Development Services, confirmed for me today that the Kensington Assisted Living Project is one of  the items on the City Council agenda at its June 26th meeting.  He also clarified that the Council must review the Specific Plan and the Text Amendment of the Municipal Code for the [...]

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Tuesday June 12 2012

Planning Commission Recommends Approval of Kensington ALF

Posted 6/12/12 – The Planning Commission voted at a special meeting last night to recommend to the City Council that they approve the construction of the Kensington Assisted Living Facility, pending voter approval in the November election.  There were three items voted on, a Specific Plan for the project, a Text Amendment to the Municipal [...]

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Friday June 08 2012

Planning Commission To Get One More Look at Kensington

Posted 6/8/12 – The Planning Commission agreed last night to hold a special meeting on Monday, June 11th to consider the Kensington Assisted Living Facility project.  Developer Fountain Square Development West had expressed concerns that failure to move the project forward would not allow the City Council to adequately review the project and determine the [...]

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Wednesday June 06 2012

Kensington Likely to Go to City Council Following Thursday’s Planning Commission Meeting

Kensington Likely to Go to City Council Following Thursday's Planning Commission Meeting

Posted 6/5/12 -The Planning Commission will hear from Fountain Square Development West (FSDW), the developer of the proposed Kensington Assisted Living Facility, at its Thursday, June 7th meeting, and according to documents on the City’s website, it will most likely be the last time the Commission  considers the project prior to the City Council consideration [...]

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Friday May 18 2012

Planning Commission Again Asks Assisted Living Developer to Change Plans

Planning Commission Again Asks Assisted Living Developer to Change Plans

Posted 5/18/12 – (Editor’s Note: There was so much that happened during this nearly 4 hour meeting that it has taken me longer than it should have to write anything about this meeting.  I still haven’t written all I’m going to about the meeting, but I’ve written enough to give something of an update about [...]

Wednesday March 14 2012

Kensington Project to Go Before Voters in November

Posted 3/14/12 – It is clear after Tuesday night’s City Council meeting that the proposed Assisted Living Facility (ALF) known as the Kensington Project will not be built without a vote of the residents of Sierra Madre.  What is not clear, is what form exactly that vote will take. Despite the belief by many that [...]

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Monday February 20 2012

Proposed Kensington Assisted Living Facility Project

Proposed Kensington Assisted Living Facility Project

Initial Post 2/2012 – Fountain Square Development West, LLC, would like to put an Assisted Living Facility at 235 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., the former site of the Sierra Madre Skilled Nursing Facility. The property sat vacant for more than five years, and FSWD initially brought the plan to the public at a March 8th [...]

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Friday February 17 2012

Letter to Planning Commission re: Kensington Project from Chris Koerber

Posted 2/17/12 Planning Commission City of Sierra Madre RE: Proposed Kensington Assisted Living Development Public comments – meeting of February 16, 2012 Dear Commissioners: Good evening. When my wife, Halcyon, and I walk the dogs in town, and also when I speak to voter groups, the response we get most often is “I support the [...]

Friday February 17 2012

Letter to the Editor Re: Kensington Project

Posted 2/17/12 The Senior Assisted Living Project would be a great asset to our town in many ways. First and foremost it provides a cost effective alternative for all seniors to consider. Close to downtown and public transportation as well as medical services, it is in an ideal location. Karen Keegan

Wednesday February 08 2012

Fountain Square West Requests Council to Put Kensington Project on November Ballot

Fountain Square West Requests Council to Put Kensington Project on November Ballot

Posted 2/8/12 – Fountain Square West, LLC (FSW), developer of the proposed Kensington Assisted Living project at the site of the former Skilled Nursing Facility, has sent a letter to the City Council requesting that the Council pass a resolution that: “Following completion  of the review by the Planning  Commission, and approval  by the City [...]

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Wednesday September 07 2011

Kensington Project Town Hall Meeting Photo Gallery

Kensington Project Town Hall Meeting Photo Gallery

Posted 2/20/12 – Fountain Square West held a Town Hall Meeting at the Sierra Madre Room on September 7th, 2011.   This photo gallery shows the drawings for the project as FSWD was proposing to build it at that time. In this video from the September Town Hall Meeting, Gregg Yamachika, contracted by the City to [...]

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Sunday September 04 2011

Neighborhood Meeting Wednesday re: Proposed Assisted Living Facility

Sept. 4th, 2011 – While most projects that go before the Planning Commission and/or the City Council for review and approval do not have public reviews prior to their appearance before those venues, the public will have opportunities to learn about and provide input for the proposed senior assisted living facility at the former Skilled [...]

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Thursday August 18 2011

Neighborhood Meeting To Be Held Regarding Proposed Senior Assisted Living Facility

Neighborhood Meeting To Be Held Regarding Proposed Senior Assisted Living Facility

Posted August 18, 2011 – Back in March, Billy Shields of Fountain Square Development West made a presentation to City Council regarding the company’s consideration of converting the former 1.84 acre Skilled Nursing Facility property to a Senior Assisted Living facility that will assist 96 seniors and includes a 58,000 sq. ft. 2-story structure.  You can [...]

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Wednesday March 09 2011

Fountain Square Development West Opens Dialogue re: Former SNF

Fountain Square Development West Opens Dialogue re: Former SNF

Posted March 9, 2011 – Billy Shields, Executive Director for Fountain Square Development West began his presentation by reiterating what City Manager Elaine Aguilar had stated in introducing the Agenda item at tonight’s City Council meeting, that no plan has been presented to the City for the property at the site of the former Skilled [...]

Saturday March 05 2011

Developer to Introduce Self/Proposal re: SNF

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, Item 4 on the agenda is discussion regarding a preliminary proposal for an assisted living facility at the site of the former Skilled Nursing Facility at 225 – 245 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.   The property is just under 2 acres of land and has been vacant for several years. According to [...]

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