By BROOKE E. SEIPEL / STAFF WRITER OC Register
Construction could start as early as June on a three-story, 98-unit senior living community planned at 630 The City Drive South.
Oakmont Senior Living is developing the complex and will run the facility, to be called “Oakmont on The City Drive” once it opens, which officials expect will be August 2017.
The project was recently approved by the Orange Planning Commission.
Of the 98 units, 27 will be part of a care unit for those with “advanced memory loss” due to illness such as Alzheimer’s. The other units are a combination of one- and two-bedroom assisted-living units.
The development will be a licensed residential care facility for the elderly, said Bill Mabry, a project development partner for the group. “Employees will assist residents in requirements of daily living: dining, transportation, wellness checks and medication reminders.”
Mabry said building permits are still needed, but once acquired, the office building currently at the site will be demolished and work will be underway. The future 91,919-square-foot building, he said, will have several amenities for its residents.
“Outside we have a large courtyard area and a pet park. There’s a small, raised garden bed area so seniors can grow some flowers,” Mabry said. “Basically we want to make sure they can continue to do some of the same activities they would do at home.”
“There’s a bistro, private dining where residents can have a party or private event and a full theater with leather seats and a popcorn machine,” he said.
The community will also include a wellness center with a day spa and gym, a beauty salon and a full library.
Oakmont on The City Drive will be the second Oakmont Senior Living location in Orange County. In 2013, it opened Capriana in Brea.