Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is in the planning and design stages of creating a Healthy Living Campus for the community on the District’s 11-acre site located at 514 North Prospect Avenue in Redondo Beach. When completed, the Healthy Living Campus will be a hub of well-being that better serves and connects Beach Cities residents – ranging from children and families to adults and older adults – with an abundant health and wellness services and programs offered onsite.
In addition to the proposed Community Wellness Pavilion, providing residential care options for aging residents who want to remain in the Beach Cities and creating a sustainable funding source for preventive health programs and services for residents, the Health Living Campus has a host of proposed features designed specifically to benefit the community at large, including:
- Replacing asphalt parking with active green/gathering space for community uses like fitness events, farmer’s markets, community workshops, etc.
- Flexible community meetings spaces
- A new community exercise center (Center for Health & Fitness) with a warm water pool
- A protected bike lane along Flagler and Diamond streets
- Demonstration kitchen and garden
Questions and general feedback about the Project can be emailed to HLCinfo@bchd.org or submitted directly to BCHD staff using our online comment card. Dates for community open houses and informational events will be determined at a later date and communicated to the public well in advance.
Community Outreach Contact: Eric Garner, BCHD communications manager, at (310) 374-3426 or HLCinfo@bchd.org.
Absolutely. Significant changes have already been made to the conceptual plans based on input gathered at community meetings, discussions with our community working group and comment cards received. We anticipate more open houses in March 2019 for the community to learn more about the project. Public input can be submitted for consideration by visiting (insert link)
Yes, and a critical one considering the imminent senior tsunami approaching our country and community. According to the peer-reviewed journal Health Affairs, one of the most important public health discoveries in recent years is the degree to which one’s physical environment (home) influences health status and premature mortality. This is especially true for the more vulnerable senior population.
Yes. As outlined in Section 32121(j) of the Government Code, healthcare districts are empowered under state law to establish, maintain and operate healthcare facilities, including retirement programs, services and facilities. Additionally, all elements of the Healthy Living Campus will comply with local zoning regulations.
As has been the BCHD model for decades, any potential revenue generated will be reinvested in the Beach Cities through community health programs and services like school gardens, senior care management, anti-obesity programming and substance-use prevention in schools, health grants, etc. Currently, this proven model allows BCHD to provide $3.50 in programs and services for every tax dollar received. In addition to administering more than 40 critical health programs in the Beach Cities, here are a few examples of the outside programs and services that BCHD also helps fund through this financial approach:
- Healthy Schools Grants to HBCSD, MBUSD and RBUSD to fund counseling, nurses/health aides, substance use prevention, physical education and MindUP
- Senior Health Fund
- Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach Paramedic Services
- Redondo Beach Domestic Violence Prevention
- Wellness Community/Cancer Support
- YMCA - senior nutrition services
- South Bay Adult Day Care Center
- The Salvation Army Meals on Wheels
- Hospice Foundation/The Gathering Place
- Saint Andrew's Church Homeless/Needy
- The Center for the Partially Sighted
- Youth Bicycle Education
- Redondo Beach Rotary/Vision to Learn
Yes. BCHD will complete a public EIR process. All findings and potential impacts will be publicly disclosed and discussed. The expected EIR start date is early-2019 and should take about a year to complete.