The refined Healthy Living Campus master plan was presented at the June 17, 2020 board of directors meeting was developed from more than 60 meetings over two years attended by more than 550 community members and drawing more than 1,000 comments regarding individual elements of the campus.
The Board voted to continue the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process — originally started in June 2019 — with the more compact Healthy Living Campus Master plan as the basis of the project description, which will inform the public and project decision-makers about significant environmental effects and identify possible ways to minimize or avoid those effects.
We are currently in the midst of the EIR process, so no decisions regarding the proposed campus have been made. The concept phase is complete and we are now heading into the environmental analysis.
The pared-down project includes:
- Fewer Units: Reducing Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE) units from 420 to 220;
- Smaller Building Sizes: Reducing the square footage of the new buildings from 423,000 sf to 253,700 sf; with plans to shift them farther from adjacent homes;
- Less Construction Time: Active construction time is shortened from nine to five years in two phases (instead of three)
During the planning phase, we formed a Community Working Group to help the board develop the project. This group of leaders and stakeholders was selected to represent the various populations and organizations in the Beach Cities and will serve as a community sounding board and guidepost.
About the Healthy Living Campus
Since 2017, Beach Cities Health District has been working with the community to reimagine our aging campus to better reflect our mission and meet the current and future health needs of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach residents.
In pursuit of this vision, a campus master plan has emerged to purposefully build an intergenerational, vibrant and community-focused campus where you, your family and neighbors can engage in healthy behaviors, form meaningful connections and be well... for many generations to come.
This is our community’s unique opportunity to chart the future of preventive health in the Beach Cities.
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Learn more about the Healthy Living Campus Master Plan by visiting https://www.bchdcampus.org/campus.
Board of Directors Meetings
Beach Cities Health District is now conducting its public meetings and events virtually in an effort to slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information, visit bchd.org/coronavirus.
Beach Cities Health District holds public board meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month (except Aug. and Dec.)
Upcoming regular Board of Directors Meeting is:
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Board of Directors Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.