In a 5-0 vote, the Beach Cities Health District Board of Directors approved the selection of a developer, operator and design/build team for the proposed Healthy Living Campus at a special board meeting Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. 

PMB, which has developed more than 100 health care projects, and Watermark, the ninth largest senior living operator in the U.S., will be the developer and operator, respectively, for the Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE) facility on the BCHD campus. PMB/Watermark included a design-build team in their final proposal: Callison RTKL, a multinational design-build architecture firm that’s worked on more than 100 projects in and around Los Angeles; and Suffolk Construction, with 39 years of general contracting experience across the U.S., including the design of more than 800 senior living units in California, round out the collaborative effort.

Please see presentations, etc. from recent Board Meetings at https://www.bchd.org/public-meetings

Healthy Living Campus Master Plan Conceptual Open Space Rendering

View a conceptual video rendering of what the Healthy Living Campus master plan open space could look like.


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.

Thank you to those who attended Beach Cities Health District’s Healthy Living Campus Open Houses Regarding its Conditional Use Permit. A summary report from the events will be posted soon.

Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Update: Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is working with the City of Redondo Beach on a CUP for its Healthy Living Campus master plan. BCHD filed a CUP pre-application with the City of Redondo Beach on Thursday, February 24, 2022. The CUP pre-application included:

What is a Conditional Use Permit (CUP)? 
Conditional use permits (CUPs) are uses permitted on a permanent basis within a district as long as the governing body’s conditions are met. Permitted conditional use permits are expressly listed for each district in the zoning ordinance.

Pre-Application CUP/Design Review Comments

City of Redondo Beach Planning and Public Works Comments:

We are waiting for additional comments from other departments and they will be posted when we receive them.

Project Update

Other recent milestones include 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)

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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.