Beach Cities Health District to cut Healthy Living Campus revamp by $160 million
PUBLISHED: June 16, 2020 at 4:49 p.m. | UPDATED: June 16, 2020 at 4:50 p.m.
Beach Cities Health District officials have once again scaled back plans for an ambitious redevelopment of its Healthy Living Campus — this time by about $160 million.
The local health agency will publicly unveil its new, less-expansive plans for the 11-acre property at a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, board meeting.
Changes include reducing assisted-living units for older adults to 220 from 420, cutting down construction time and scrapping residential units planned for the east side of campus, near Torrance.
The revamp will cost an estimated $370 million, down from the $530 million the project was estimated to cost last year, said Tom Bakaly, the health district’s CEO.
The Beach Cities Health District is a preventative health agency for Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach. The agency, founded in 1955, is a special district that relies on property tax revenue for about a quarter of its income. The rest comes from a mix of rent from leases at its main campus, 514 N. Prospect Ave., in Redondo Beach; program fees; and various partnerships.