Draft Environmental Impact Report: Draft EIR Comment Period from March 10 – June 10, 2021, visit bchdcampus.org/eir for more information.
Community Working Group
During the planning phase, Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) staff formed a Community Working Group to help the board develop the project. This group of residents, leaders and stakeholders was selected to represent the various populations and organizations in the Beach Cities and served as a community sounding board and guidepost. The Community Working Group met 17 times from May 2017 to December 2020. Learn more about the Community Working Group.
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. This is our community’s unique opportunity to chart the future of preventive health in the Beach Cities.
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.
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.
A robust public outreach process has been ongoing with neighbors, residents and community leaders providing their perspectives about the proposed project. These valued insights—as well as information gathered from expert structural and financial consultants— formed the foundation of the refined Healthy Living Campus draft master plan presented at the June 17, 2020 BCHD Board of Directors meeting.
We are currently in the midst of the EIR process, so no decisions regarding the proposed campus have been made. The Draft EIR was released March 10 and will be followed by a 90-day public review and comment period from March 10 to June 10, 2021.
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)
Healthy Living Campus planning has been a multi-year endeavor. The proposed project has undergone revisions based on community feedback and input from expert structural and financial consultants.
View Project Materials:
Learn more about the Healthy Living Campus Master Plan by visiting https://www.bchdcampus.org/campus.
Board of Directors Meetings
BCHD holds public board meetings at 6:30pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month (except Aug. and Dec.). Residents are encouraged to attend board meetings and may also contact board members directly with questions or comments, and/or call 310.374.3426, ext. 213.
Upcoming Regular Board of Directors Meeting is:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Board of Directors Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.