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BCHD Health Living Campus Board Study Session March 19

The Beach Cities Health District’s Board of Directors will hold a public study session of the district’s Healthy Living Campus project. The study session will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 300 N. Harbor Drive, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19.

The project is designed to redevelop the existing South Bay Hospital site, replacing the existing decommissioned hospital with a collection of new uses, including assisted-living residential space for older adults, open space and an education center. Since May 2017, BCHD has held more than 60 meetings regarding the redevelopment.

The history finances and community activities of the health district will be discussed, as well as the opportunities, constraints, and tradeoffs of the project. Attendees will be able to give feedback to the board.

For more information about the Health Living Campus project, visit bchdcampus.org.

City Council approves road changes

The Redondo Beach City Council approved two separate road improvements to North Redondo roads on Tuesday night.

A temporary bulb-out will be installed at the intersection of Steinhart Avenue and Carmelita Avenue/Belmont Lane, following resident requests to Councilman Christian Horvath, asking to make the intersection safer.

In a report, city staff describes the concerns with the “large intersection throat” at the three-way stop. According to a review of available traffic data, there were no reported crashes at the intersection between Jan. 2016 and Dec. 2019.

The bulb out will be installed at westbound Belmont Lane’s intersection with Steinhart Avenue. The area it would block off is already marked with a no-parking red curb, meaning no existing parking spaces will be lost with the bulb-out. It will cost approximately $10,000.

The City Council also approved crosswalk improvements along Redondo Beach Avenue between Marine Avenue and Manhattan Beach Boulevard.

Redondo Beach Ave. is a street that largely services the industrial area adjacent to the Northrop Grumman campus. Construction and loss of parking on the Northrop campus has forced employees to use on-street parking near Northrop, crossing the street to get to work.

The City Council adopted recommendations made by the Redondo Beach Public Works Commission, installing three new marked crosswalks, three pedestrian crossing signs and four crossing flashing lights totalling $19,450.

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