The Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Board of Directors voted to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the District’s Healthy Living Campus Master Plan, verifying the document complies with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The vote was taken during the Board Meeting Wed., Sept. 8 and was 5-0 in favor of certification, coming after two and a half hours of presentations, board deliberations and public comments. More than 300 public comments and responses were included in the 1,778-page Final EIR.
Next steps for the project include a review of the proposed plan and the six alternatives that were analyzed in the EIR. This process will include continued community outreach and trade-off discussions, public surveys, committee meetings and BCHD’s Strategic Planning meeting in October.
Read the Final Environmental Impact Report
Read the Draft Environmental Impact Report
The Healthy Living Campus Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) is now available for review. Learn more about the EIR process.
Draft EIR Review and Comment Period: March 10 – June 10, 2021
All official Draft EIR public comments received by the June 10 deadline will be included and responded to in the final Environmental Impact Report. Draft EIR comments address the technical sufficiency of the impact analysis, mitigation measures and alternatives.
Responses to Comments
BCHD's Environmental Impact Report (EIR) consultant, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc., has prepared responses to the comments received regarding the Draft EIR for Beach Cities Health District’s (BCHD) proposed Healthy Living Campus Project Master Plan. All public comments on the Draft EIR and their corresponding responses are below.
- Public Agencies
- Non-Governmental Organizations
- Neighborhood Organizations
- Legal Comments
- Form Letters
- Oral Comments
- Individual Letters (alphabetical by first name)
The Final EIR will be made available to the public and added to the website within the next several days.
Notice of Preparation
- Geotechnical Report – Converse Consultants, June 2016
- Biological Resources Assessment – Hamilton Biological, May 2019
- Historic Resources Assessment – LSA, February 2018
- Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment – Converse Consultants, May 2019
- Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment– Converse Consultants, February 2020
All submitted comments are now posted here. Audio recordings from the oral comment portion of each of the four public scoping meetings and one agency scoping meeting are also available.
Listen to the Oral Public Comment Section For:
- Public scoping meeting July 15, 2019
- Agency scoping meeting July 15, 2019
- Public scoping meeting July 17, 2019
- Public scoping meeting July 18, 2019
- Public scoping meeting July 22, 2019
Notice of Preparation
A Notice of Preparation (NOP) has been issued to inform interested members of the public, trustee agencies, responsible agencies, and other public agencies that an EIR is being prepared. The NOP provides information describing the proposed Project and its potential environmental impacts to those who wish to comment regarding the scope and content of the information to be included in the EIR.
The public review period for the NOP extended from June 27, 2019 to July 29, 2019 and is now closed. Comments received are reviewed and used to determine the scope of the EIR.
Mr. Nick Meisinger, Environmental Planner
Wood Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.
9210 Sky Park Court, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92123