The Palm Springs Architectural Advisory Committee has recommended approving a combined assisted living facility and retail project proposed for a vacant lot in the heart of the city’s uptown district — and next to a clothing-optional hotel.
Developers with Tappan Enterprises LLC said Monday they hope to break ground toward the end of the year on a 190-bed assisted living facility of suites, along with a beauty parlor and day spa open to the public, at 1000 N. Palm Canyon Drive.
Tappan’s three-story project would stand next to the gay-oriented clothing-optional Canyon Club Hotel, and the assisted-living facility developer plans to block views into the hotel’s pool area from the facility’s third-story with palm trees, architect Chris Sahlin said.
Chairman Paul Ortega said he worried the palm trees eventually would grow too tall – and no longer block views into Canyon Lodge’s pool. If the trees won’t work “there’s a number of different options that we can put into play,” Tappan Enterprises partner Tom Searles said after the meeting.
Owners at Canyon Club said they had “no complaints” about an assisted living facility next door.