The Griffin Plaza shopping center is getting an extraordinary makeover. Not only do all the existing buildings receive major face lifts but new neighbors are coming to this popular Simi Valley spot!
A 96-unit assisted living and memory care community is joining the space in a bold and exciting move by the Griffin Fine Living team. The plaza transforms from a retail hub to a vibrant community that serves the new residents as well as the surrounding neighborhood with new outdoor dining and living spaces, fountains and ponds, tree-lined promenades and 360 degrees of enhanced curb appeal.
While some had mixed reviews of what the space had to offer, Richard Niec, Griffin Fine Living’s general manager of real estate, said “There’s life in those places and so when you’re visiting the assisted living facility, you can take your loved one out to somewhere other than staying in the facility,” Niec said. “In this case, you can shop at CVS or Jons, go to one of the restaurants, or get some ice cream or coffee and hang out at the (proposed) turtle pond. Most people don’t think it works well, but it can be very successful.”
The Land Concern team developed a water-wise, colorful, and texturally rich plant palette that achieved deep water savings, therefore allowing for the inclusion of the key water features. As with all our infill and renovation projects, Land Concern created thoughtful solutions to all the concerns raised by the existing neighbors and created photo-realistic renderings for communicating effectively with all stakeholders.