By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX
Plans for the new Spectrum Camelback Residential Healthcare Facility development have been submitted to the City of Scottsdale.
Applicant, Berry Riddell LLC, on behalf of developer Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC, is requesting Development Review Board approval of a site plan, landscape plan and building elevations for the new, 111-bed “residential healthcare” senior living facility on a +/- 4.5-acre site at 8102 E. Camelback Road.
The site is currently occupied by the vacant Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts building and is zoned Commercial Office (C-O) and Open Space (O-S). The City of Scottsdale approved the current rezoning from Service Residential (S-R) at its June 27th, 2018 Planning and Zoning meeting and its August 28th, 2018 City Council meeting.
Spectrum’s plans call for the construction of a two- and three-story building consisting of a mix of assisted living and memory care.
According to the applicant’s submittal, “The development provides seniors an opportunity to enjoy a vibrant, social and quality lifestyle while still providing minimal healthcare services.”
“Features of the design include an interior courtyards, sidewalks, outdoor shaded seating and group dining and resident gathering spaces.” Amenities will be located in a centralized area for increased accessibility for residents. Approximately 105 surface parking spaces will also be provided,” the submittal goes on to state.
Native landscaping will wrap the property and provide shade along pedestrian walkways. Indigenous landscape and setbacks will be added to the vehicular access area of the site in order to shield the use from adjoining properties.
Plans also call for improvements to Camelback Road which will add a sidewalk connection and an increased open space buffer.
According to the submittal, “The proposed assisted living community will allow residents to locate in an age-supportive environment while maintain close proximity to support services, family, and social circles. The ability to age in place while keeping one’s lifestyle intact has become a key element in the quality of life and health for the senior population.”
Currently, no Development Review Board meetings have been scheduled with the City of Scottsdale.