A senior care facility which has been in the planning stages for several years continues to face opposition from the community, who say that the plan deviates from what is called the Las Palmas Specific Plan.  The issue revolves around increased traffic as well as the possibility that ambulances will frequently be zipping in and out of Las Palmas.  That document outlines land-use for the area and any amendment to this requires approval by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors.  The River View at Las Palmas Residential Care Facility is a massive complex which has 90,000 square feet and three levels of care with 142 beds; 13 casitas for independent living, a two-story assisted living facility and a three-story “memory care” facility.  It was already approved by the county Planning Commission on a 6:4 split vote, but could still be held up by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, which will hold a hearing on the issue on Tuesday.


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