|The Fountainview at Gonda Westside, image from Gensler via Kilograph|
Back to Playa Vista, where the Los Angeles Jewish Home is currently working on their latest luxury retirement community. The Fountainview at Gonda Westside is scheduled to open in 2016, creating 175 independent living units and 24 assisted living units. The five-story, Gensler-designed structure will rise at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Westlawn Avenue. The building's "picturesque rooftop," features a swimming pool, spa, garden, cafe and observation deck. Other residential amenities include a fitness center, library, and on-site theater. As the Fountainview prepares to break ground, the rest of the Playa Vista campus is in the midst of a full on building boom. Just a short walk away, Lincoln Property Group is hard at work on the $200 million Runway at Playa Vista, which will create a mixed-use complex consisting of apartments, office space, ground floor retail and (of course) parking. Also under construction nearby is the Resort, a 25,000 square foot recreation facility featuring a fitness center and a Junior Olympic pool. In addition, a variety of smaller for-sale and rental housing facilities are underway from developers such as KB Home and Brookfield Home. This is shaping up to be a walkable, amenity laden community, full of the resources that car-free seniors will need. Plus, the beach is just one-and-a-half miles west (if you're into that sort of thing).