October 1, 2020
Healthy Living Campus

Our community has the rare and exciting opportunity to reimagine our 11-acre campus to chart the future of preventive health in the Beach Cities. We are building an intergenerational, vibrant modern campus where residents can engage in healthy behaviors, form meaningful connections and be well…for generations to come. 
State of the Campus
60-year old building
60-year old building and former hospital site in the center of the campus does not currently meet tenant needs and, needs seismic upgrade
1-5 Years
Due to escalating building costs, the next five years is our financial "Window of Opportunity" to address campus challenges and necessities
The refined draft Healthy Living Campus master plan, presented at the June 17, 2020 BCHD Board of Directors meeting, was developed from more than 60 meetings attended by more than 550 residents and drawing more than 1,000 comments during the last three years regarding elements of the campus. 
The Board endorsed a project description 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. This blueprint will inform the public and project decision-makers about significant environmental effects and identify possible ways to minimize or avoid those effects. 

The updated, more compact draft master plan includes:  
A Community Wellness Pavilion with public meeting spaces, demonstration kitchen, modernized Center for Health & Fitness, aquatics and more.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), a Medicare/Medicaid program that provides comprehensive medical and social services to older adults.  

Fewer Units: Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE) units drop from 420 to 220. Pricing has yet to be determined. One plan being considered will offer 10 percent of units at below market rates. 
Smaller New Building Area: New on-campus building area drops 18%.
Less Construction Time: Active construction time is shortened from nine to five years in two phases (instead of three). 
2.5 acres of open space for programming to replace acres of asphalt. 
Frequently Asked Questions
As happens with any public project, some facts about the draft master plan and BCHD, in general, have been misunderstood, and in some cases, misrepresented. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Healthy Living Campus: 
FAQ: Is Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE) a health need? 
Answer: Yes, 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.  
By 2030, the number of adults 65 years and older in the state will grow by 4 million people. 
In addition, BCHD retained MDS Market Research to conduct market studies evaluating the feasibility of a proposed assisted living and memory care community in Redondo Beach. 
The MDS market studies are available at www.bchdcampus.org/campus, listed under “Project Materials.” 
FAQ: How much will the Residential Care for the Elderly (assisted living and memory care) units cost?
Answer: A pricing schedule has not yet been determined. The assisted living and memory care units at the Healthy Living Campus will be priced competitively with other local facilities. One plan being considered will offer 10 percent of units at below market rates. 
FAQ: What will be done with any potential revenues generated by the proposed Residential Care for the Elderly units?
Answer: We are continuing our decades-long BCHD model to provide free programs and services to Beach Cities residents. Therefore, any potential revenue generated will be reinvested in the community through services like school health programs, senior care, health grants and more. 

Using this model, in 2019 Beach Cities residents received a $3.73-to-$1 return on their property tax investment in BCHD.
BCHD has a history of partnering or facilitating leases for health services, like Sunrise Assisted Living, Silverado Memory Care, Beach Cities Surgery Center, UCLA Health and South Bay Family Health Care -- a federally qualified health center. 
FAQ: Has BCHD done any market research about the need for Assisted Living facilities in the South Bay?
Answer: BCHD retained MDS Market Research to conduct a market study(ies) evaluating the feasibility of a proposed assisted living and memory care community in Redondo Beach. Field work and analysis were originally completed in April 2016 and updated in August 2018 and May 2019.  
The MDS Report projects the number of Beach Cities residents age 75 and older requiring assistance with two or more Activities of Daily Living health tasks (bathing, dressing, feeding, etc.) to be:
   2019: 9,547 (32.5% of the 75+ population) 
   2021: 9,911 (32.1%) 
   2024: 10,458 (31.7%) 
The MDS market studies are available at www.bchdcampus.org/campus, listed under “Project Materials.” 

Additionally, a Public Policy Institute of California report found that more than one million seniors statewide will require some assistance with self care.  
A Bureau of Labor Statistics report states the need for long-term support and services will increase 41% over the next decade. 
FAQ: Who is compiling the research for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)?
Answer: Wood PLC is an independent contractor selected by a committee of BCHD staff and CWG members to assemble the Environmental Impact Report for the Healthy Living Campus. Wood is an experienced, global leader in the delivery of project management, engineering, consulting and technical services to energy and built environment customers.

False claims about Wood PLC have been made regarding partnerships with oil fields. Samantha Perry, the lead for the Operations Readiness Sector for Wood PLC in Aberdeen, Scotland, reports that Wood is a technical consultant, not an “investor” or an “equity partner” in the Greenfield Davis Oil Refinery.  

For more information, visit https://www.woodplc.com/.
FAQ: How does the 2020 HLC draft master plan compare to the 2019 version?
Answer: The total new developed building area (square footage) is 18% less in the 2020 plan (665,820 sq. ft.) than the 2019 version (815,000 sq. ft.). Here are the square footage numbers for the 2019 and 2020 draft master plans provided by Paul Murdoch Architects:  
FAQ: Is the building seismically sound?
Answer: In Southern California, earthquakes are a natural occurrence. Seismic experts determined the 60-year old hospital building on our campus has seismic and structural issues common with buildings built in the 1950s and '60s. The Healthy Living Campus is designed to take a proactive approach to those issues. The seismic evaluation, is available at www.bchdcampus.org/campus, listed under "Project Materials."
FAQ: Where can I find information about the Healthy Living Campus or BCHD public meetings?
Answer: Information and updates regarding the Healthy Living Campus can be found at www.bchdcampus.org or www.bchd.org.  
BCHD Board meeting agendas and meeting materials are posted in accordance with the Brown Act and can be found on our website here: www.bchd.org/board-directors-meetings