Beach Cities Health District Healthy Living Campus Master Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Beach Cities Health District (BCHD)
Document Title
Beach Cities Health District Healthy Living Campus Master Plan
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
P-Public or Institutional; C-2-Commerical
Document Description
This Environmental Impact Report (EIR) evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Healthy Living Campus Master Plan (Project) in the Cities of Redondo Beach and Torrance, California. The EIR was prepared by Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (Wood) and its team of subconsultants including iLanco Environmental, LLC (iLanco; Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas [GHG] Emissions), Fehr & Peers (Transportation), and VIZf/x (Aesthetics and Architectural Services). As described in further detail in Section 2.0, Project Description, the proposed Healthy Living Campus Master Plan would redevelop the existing BCHD campus to: 1) address escalating building maintenance costs and seismic-related structural issues; and 2) to provide purpose-built facilities necessary to support BCHD’s public health and wellness programs and services. BCHD has developed a detailed preliminary site development plan for Phase 1, which is evaluated in this EIR at a project level of detail. BCHD has also developed a more general development program for Phase 2 based on the design guidelines of the proposed Healthy Living Campus Master Plan and the best available planning information at this time. The Phase 2 development program has been evaluated programmatically in that construction impacts have been evaluated using maximum durations of construction, maximum areas of disturbance, and maximum building heights. Operational impacts have also been evaluated programmatically in that the analysis addresses maximum building space allocations. New development under Phase 1 would include a 203,700-square-foot (sf) Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE) Building with 157 new Assisted Living units, 60 Memory Care units (replacing the existing Silverado Beach Cities Memory Care Community located within Beach Cities Health Center), 14,000 sf of space for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), 6,270 sf of space for Community Services, and a 9,100-sf Youth Wellness Center. The RCFE Building would include a new driveway and pick-up/drop-off zone located on the vacant Flagler Lot as well as a new subterranean service area and loading dock entry/exit along Flagler Lane. Following the construction of the RCFE Building, the existing 158,000-sf Beach Cities Health Center would be demolished providing space for approximately 114,830 sf of open space as well as an approximately 40,725-sf surface parking lot with 86 (including accessible parking spaces and electric vehicle [EV] charging stations). The long range development program under Phase 2, while less defined than the project-level preliminary site development plan under Phase 1, would provide a Wellness Pavilion of up to 37,150 sf, an Aquatics Center of up to 31,300 sf (including 24,000 sf of indoor space and 7,300 sf of outdoor space), and up to 20,000 sf of space for the Center for Health and Fitness (CHF), which would be relocated back to the campus. Parking would be provided in a parking structure with up to 2 subterranean levels and up to 8.5 above ground levels. The EIR depicts three example site plans for the Phase 2 development program to illustrate the possible range. However, the EIR analyzes potential construction-related impacts (e.g., ground disturbance) and aesthetics impacts (e.g., building height) using conservative assumptions related to maximum building footprints and maximum building heights. The ultimate site development plan developed for Phase 2 would fit within this maximum building envelope.

Contact Information

Ed Almanza
Agency Name
Beach Cities Health District
Job Title
CEQA Consultant
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Redondo Beach
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
North Prospect Avenue and Beryl Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
7502-017-901 and -902
State Highways
SR-1 and SR-103

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Santa Monica Bay Restoration, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Residential (Assisted Living Units)(Units 157, Acres 9.78), Commercial (Health and Wellness )(Sq. Ft. 321520, Acres 9.78, Employees 170), Recreational (Open Space)
Local Actions
Master Plan, Site Plan, Use Permit, Redevelopment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation


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