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Hearing for Possible New Adult Care Center Set for Wednesday

Published on Monday, November 29, 2021 | 5:00 am
 

Pasadena’s Hearing Officer will conduct a public hearing Wednesday, December 1, on a project to establish an adult day care use (Adult Day Care, General land use) within an existing 5,318 square-foot tenant space in an approximately 11,495 square-foot commercial building at 2180 E. Walnut Street.

The 29,747 square-foot project site is on the southwest corner of E. Walnut Street and N. Grand Oaks Ave. and consists of one parcel, with a one-story building housing two tenant spaces and a surface parking lot.

One of the tenant spaces is occupied by an existing 5,697 square-foot gym, which will remain in place, according to the proposal.

The other 5,318 square-foot tenant space, formerly occupied by a retail land use, is proposed to be occupied by the Adult Day Care use. Vehicular access is available from both E. Walnut Street and N. Grand Oaks Ave.

The proposed day care center would be licensed by the California Department of Public Health and Department of Aging and would provide daytime community-based programs to the elderly.

Programs would include games, arts and crafts, exercise and meals. Hours of operation would be limited to between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The day care center would operate with a maximum capacity of 150 participants at peak levels.

Participants would either drive to the facility, or be picked up by a shuttle and dropped off in a proposed on-site loading zone at the rear of the site. Participant entry and exit would occur through the primary building entrance on Grand Oaks Ave.

The project site currently has 36 parking spaces. The project includes the restriping of the parking lot to accommodate 40 parking spaces and one new loading space.

The proposed facility would not provide residential care or overnight care.

According to the application, the day care center would operate with an average of seven employees at any one time. The number of adult participants would fluctuate throughout the week, with an expected peak level of 150 participants, and most attending five days a week.

The applicant proposes to rehabilitate the existing tenant space through an interior remodel. The 5,318 square-foot tenant space would provide one main activity area with tables and chairs, a kitchen, a physical therapy room and several administrative offices. All activities and services associated with the operation are to be contained within the interior of the existing building. There would be no outdoor activities. Activities would generally include games, arts and crafts, exercise and meals.

A public hearing is required before a Conditional Use Permit to establish an Adult Day Care, General land use in the Commercial General zoning district can be considered.

Hearings are currently via video-conference only. To access the meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82908874196 or call (669) 900-6833 and use the webinar ID 829 0887 4196.

Public comments may be sent by email to htam@cityofpasadena.net.

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