The transformation of our aging 11-acre campus in Redondo Beach into a modern, intergenerational Healthy Living Campus has taken some major steps in recent months.
Specifically, a 1,178-page Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which assessed the potential environmental impacts of the proposed campus and mitigations to reduce them, was certified by the BCHD Board of Directors in September. In November, following 3 ½ hours of presentations, public comments and deliberations, the Board approved the campus project.
Both actions received 5-0 votes by the publicly-elected BCHD Board of Directors.
Next steps include the selection of an operator for the Residential Care of the Elderly facility and awarding a design-build construction contract, with a tentative start for construction in 2023.
The Final EIR document is available on bchdcampus.org./eir.
The approved project features:
- A Youth Wellness Center (for ages 12 – 25)
- At least two acres of active open green space
- Residential Care for the Elderly (reduced from 420 units to 217, including memory care)
- Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, an out-patient program that includes medical care, medication management and adult day health care services.
- A new energy-efficient, seismically compliant facility
- Bike and pedestrian paths
- Programmable space for community services and activities, creating greater access to BCHD’s robust preventive health benefits
- Building height limited to 83 feet and under (the tallest building on the current campus is 76 feet)
- Buildings shifted to the north behind the Vons center and away from the Torrance-facing east side of the campus
- Minimized construction time: five years in two phases (originally nine years in three phases)
About the Project
Beach Cities Health District, one of the leading preventive health agencies in the nation, is working with the community to reimagine our aging, former hospital site to better reflect our mission and meet the current health needs of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach residents. In pursuit of this vision, since May 2017 we've collected feedback from the community, consulted with experts and publicly vetted numerous designs and concepts for the 11-acre site with our board of directors. A master plan to create a contemporary Healthy Living Campus anchored in Health, Livability and Community has emerged from this iterative community-driven process.
This once-in-a-generation project is our community’s unique opportunity to chart the future of health in the Beach Cities by purposefully building an intergenerational, vibrant campus where people can engage in healthy behaviors, form meaningful connections and be well … for many generations to come.