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Frequently Asked Questions

The Healthy Living Campus project is located on Beach Cities Health District’s Redondo Beach property located at 514 North Prospect Avenue. The proposed Beach Cities Health District Healthy Living Campus Master plan will have a variety of intergenerational features including:

  • A Community Wellness Pavilion with a public presentation hall, indoor and outdoor public meeting spaces, demonstration kitchen, experiential learning center, Blue Zones café and much more
  • Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE) with approximately 420 units, estimated to house between 450 to 545 residents
  • Active green space to replace acres of asphalt
  • New Center for Health & Fitness and Child Development Center
  • Improved connectivity to the local community and city park, including a bike and pedestrian path

In addition to the proposed Community Wellness Pavilion, providing residential care options for aging residents who want to remain in the Beach Cities and creating a  funding source for preventive health programs and services for residents of all ages, the Healthy Living Campus has a host of proposed features designed specifically to benefit the community at large, including:

  • Replacing asphalt parking with active green/gathering space for community uses like fitness events, farmer’s markets and community workshops
  • Flexible community meeting spaces
  • New community exercise center (Center for Health & Fitness) with a warm water pool
  • Protected bike lane along Flagler and Diamond streets
  • Demonstration kitchen and garden

General Project Questions/Feedback
Questions and general feedback about the Project can be emailed to HLCinfo@bchd.org or submitted directly to BCHD staff using our online comment card. Community Outreach Contact: Dan Smith, BCHD communications manager, at (310) 374-3426, ext. 156.

 

Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Comments
The public review period for the Notice of Preparation (NOP) extends from June 27, 2019 to July 29, 2019. Comments received are reviewed and used to determine the scope of the EIR. Comments may be submitted at the Scoping Meetings, by mail or email no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019. Please reference BCHD Healthy Living Campus Master Plan in the subject line and include your name, address and concerns.

Mr. Nick Meisinger, Environmental Planner
Wood Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.
9210 Sky Park Court, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92123
EIR@bchd.org

More information and dates for EIR meetings can be found at bchdcampus.org/eir

 

Yes, and a critical need considering the imminent senior tsunami approaching our country and community. According to the peer-reviewed journal Health Affairs, one of the most important public health discoveries in recent years is the degree to which one’s physical environment (home) influences health status and premature mortality. This is especially true for the more vulnerable senior population.

Yes. As outlined in Section 32121(j) of the California Health and Safety Code, healthcare districts are empowered under state law to establish, maintain and operate healthcare facilities, including retirement programs, services and facilities. Additionally, all elements of the Healthy Living Campus will comply with local zoning regulations.

As has been the BCHD model for decades, any potential revenue generated will be reinvested in the Beach Cities through community health programs and services like school gardens, senior care management, health grants, anti-obesity programming and substance-use prevention in schools. Currently, this proven model allows BCHD to provide $3.50 in programs and services for every tax dollar received. In addition to administering more than 40 critical health programs in the Beach Cities, here are a few examples of the outside programs and services that BCHD also helps fund through this financial approach:

  • Healthy Schools Service Agreements with HBCSD, MBUSD and RBUSD to fund counseling, nurses/health aides, substance use prevention, physical education and MindUP
  • Senior Health Fund
  • Manhattan and Redondo Beach Paramedic Services
  • Redondo Beach Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Cancer Support Community
  • The Salvation Army Meals on Wheels
  • Youth Bicycle Education
  • Redondo Beach Rotary/Vision to Learn
  • South Bay Families Connected
  • St. Paul's United Methodist Project Needs
  • South Bay Family Health Center
  • South Bay Children's Health Center
  • Manhattan Beach Community Counseling Center
  • MBCERT Community CPR Classes
  • 14 Micro Enrichment Grants

Yes. BCHD has started a public EIR process. All findings and potential impacts will be publicly disclosed and discussed.

The Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the EIR was issued June 27, 2019 and the EIR process is expected to be completed in 2020. For more information visit bchdcampus.org/eir.