By Kristin Kjaero
September 19, 2015 (La Mesa) – Two development projects are on the agendas for regular and special meetings of the La Mesa City Council on September 22. These include an assisted care facility and an apartment complex.
On the Special Meeting Agenda for 5:00 p.m., the Council will give consideration of possible ground lease of city-owned property for an assisted care facility to be built on the north side of Murray Drive east of SR 125 and adjacent to Briercrest Park. The Council will discuss a negotiation strategy in closed session.
On the Regular Meeting Agenda at 6:00 p.m., the Council is being asked to ratify the Design Review Board’s approval of a 66-unit apartment development on 2.3 acres where the Big Yellow House restaurant used to be located, between Burlington Coat Factory and Highway 8. It is listed on the consent calendar, since the project was approved the week by the Planning Commission and has not been appealed.
The Council will also interview applicants for openings on various city Commissions, and be given an update on the state of the law concerning group homes and residential treatment facilities with residential zones.
The proposal for an assisted care facility at Briercrest had been contracted with a previous developer for several years before falling out, and a new developer has come forward now with interest in the project.