Thank you to everyone who attended Beach Cities Health District’s Healthy Living Campus Open Houses Regarding its Conditional Use Permit.
- Monday, March 7, 2022 (view video from this virtual meeting)
- Wednesday, March 9, 2022
- Saturday, March 12, 2022
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.
The BCHD Board of Directors certified the Final EIR in September, 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 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except Aug. and Dec.). Residents are encouraged to attend board meetings either via Zoom or at 514 N. Prospect Avenue. Details about the meeting and agenda can be found online. 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. 8213.
Upcoming Regular Board of Directors Meeting is:
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Beach Cities Health District
Beach Cities Room - Lower Level
514 N. Prospect Ave. Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Dial In: (669) 444 - 9171
Webinar ID: 884 6188 0864
BOARD MEETING COMMENTS:
Note: Your comments will become part of the official meeting record. You must provide your full name, but please do not provide any other personal information (i.e. phone numbers, addresses, etc.) that you do not want to be published. If you offer public comment virtually during the Zoom Meeting, we invite you to turn on your camera while you are speaking.
VIRTUAL VERBAL COMMENTS:
Option 1: Click Here: https://www.bchd.org/board-directors-meetings
Scroll down to Upcoming Events and click "E-Comments" and fill out the Request to Speak by 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Option 2: You can also raise your hand during the Zoom Meeting when the Board Chair opens the agenda items for Public Discussion and you will be chosen in the order your hand is raised.
Click Here: https://www.bchd.org/board-directors-meetings
Scroll down to Upcoming Events and click "E-Comments" and filter through which agenda item you would like to leave a written comment for by 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Written comments will not be read into the record. They will be provided to the Board members and will be on file with the District and available for review.