I offer below, photos of two projects that validate my point:
This first one should be recognizable to all of you as the condominiums that were originally built as apartments on Park Western Drive, near Western Avenue. If you look closely at Park Western Drive, you will notice quite a few vehicles parked along the street, in the middle of the day. This illustrates how many folks either can't or won't use the parking facilities on the lowest level of the project's buildings.
This is Scottsdale Estates in Carson, near Sepulveda. These were built as condominiums, but I would not suggest that any "outsider" go into the project after dark or if they have any reservation about being in a gang area. I know residents at this site. One person I know owns her unit, but is forced to live in its attached garage and rent out the main unit to help make ends meet.
There is absolutely no way Bob or anyone else can guarantee that non-age restricted condominiums, duplexes, or any other type of housing, with more than one family sharing a common wall, can keep the places from being leased or rented out.
I wish there could be a way to build some type of Senior Housing section at Ponte Vista, but I will chuck that dream in 1/10 of a heart beat if it looks like any non-age restricted common wall units of any size or type is considered by the CAC, the Planning Department, or any reasonable person, anywhere.
Whether you support keeping the entire site with its current zoning or not, there simply can be ZERO units approved of in a non-age restricted area of Ponte Vista, that isn't single-family, detached residences.
I take a lot of heat from all sides for my stance and many folks can't understand why I continue my very heavy support of the R1 group, but I don't give a hoot. My stance is my stance and even Mr. Mardesich couldn't get me to move on my proposal, although he did one hell of a great job with his comments at the supporters' meeting.
I will go to bat for any group or organization that states they do not want any non-age restricted units other than single-family, detached housing at Ponte Vista. I still will claim my wish, though.
Here is a challenge for supporters of Bob's current plans. Find me a large condominium development, over 10-years old, that DOES NOT have ANY renters or leased out units. Here is your only hint, try, just try to find any in Century City. That may be your best spot to look. Look on Galaxy Way or Emperian.
Even Condo buyers can spell "speculation".