Request for a Major Revision to the Lantern Crest Congregate Care Facility, a senior citizen housing development established by Conditional Use Permit P07-12. The subject senior citizen housing development is located at 300 Lantern Crest Way on a 26.5-acre site in the Dual R-14/NC (Medium High Density Residential/Neighborhood Commercial) Zone, R-22 (High Density Residential) Zone, and the P/OS (Park/Open Space) Zone and is further identified by APNs 384-142-25, -28, -29, -31, -32, -36, & -37. The facility was originally approved for construction of up to 360 dwelling units and is being developed in five phases.
The requested Major Revision would allow for the development of an additional 72 dwelling units at the facility (for a total of 432 units), under the provisions of State Density Bonus Law for senior housing (California Government Code §65915 et seq.). The 72 units equate to a 20% density bonus, which is a bonus most senior housing projects in California are eligible for under State Density Bonus Law. The first three phases of the facility (1st Phase: The Villas; 2nd Phase: The Pointe; 3rd Phase; The Plaza), totaling 227 dwelling units, have been constructed. With the subject density bonus, 205 units of the 432 total units would remain to be built, with 107 units proposed in Phase 4 (The Legacy) and 98 units proposed in Phase 5.
As a density bonus project, the subject proposal is also eligible for a waiver of the height requirement. As such, the revised project proposes to increase the maximum number of stories and height of the Phase 4 building from an approved maximum of 4 stories and 70 feet, to a maximum of 5 stories and 82 feet. Clearances from the Federal Aviation Administration and Airport Land Use Commission have been obtained for this additional story and revised building height.