SCH Number 2019060258
- Beach Cities Health District Healthy Living Campus Master Plan
- 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.
3 documents in project
|FIN||Beach Cities Health District (BCHD)||Beach Cities Health District Healthy Living Campus Master Plan|
|EIR||Beach Cities Health District (BCHD)||Draft EIR for the BCHD Healthy Living Campus Master Plan|
|NOP||Beach Cities Health District (BCHD)||Beach Cities Health District Healthy Living Campus Master Plan|