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Public vs. Private

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW IS BCHD USING YOUR TAXPAYER FUNDS AND PUBLIC LAND?

  • BCHD is planning to approve a contract to private developers PMB/Watermark at a special Board of Directors meeting as soon as Sept. 28. The private developer would develop, OWN and operate a high-priced, massive RCFE on our public land for the next 65 to 95 years.

  • The structure would tower ~100+ ft. over the neighborhood, and stretch an entire city block, from behind Prospect to Flagler Ave, along Beryl St.

  • With NO BCHD ownership, BCHD leadership was told by their financial consultant that in the land-lease option, they would not be a "legal"partner. Nor actually have control over the several hundred million dollar development project. [Ref: Finance Committee meeting - 11/10/21)

  • BCHD has spent $10 million in public funds to date for "Pre-development" planning 

    • BCHD receives ~$4M per year in taxpayer funds.

    • BCHD has now spent $10M of taxpayer funds on lawyers and myriad consultants to prepare and self approve their own Environmental Impact Report and publicize the project.

    • BCHD has hired a consultant on an incentivized contract to acquire a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) through the City of Redondo Beach.

 

PUBLIC LAND ZONED P-CF - PUBLIC-COMMUNITY FACILITY

  • ONLY seven (7) community facility zone parcels of land exist in ALL of Redondo Beach. The public facilities include St. Andrews Park, North Branch Library, Grant Fire Station, Broadway Fire Station,  and the Beryl Maintenance Yard/Police Range, 

  • All P-CF parcels contain building structures are ONE-STORY with one that is  2 stories. All are designed to be compatible with the neighborhood.

 

IS A MASSIVE RCFE A SOUND USE OF PUBLIC LAND?

  • As shown in their CUP pre-application submitted to the City of Redondo Beach, BCHD's proposed structure is now 6.5 STORIES, 103 feet high (including appendages per pre-application to the City of Redondo Beach) and would sit on the edge of a 30 foot hill - 133 ft. above neighborhood streets.

  • It is clearly incompatible with its surrounding neighborhood on single family homes on 3 sides and the one-story Vons Shopping center.

90% of the planned sq. ft. of the structure would be high-priced, commercial assisted living.

 

80% for NON-beach cities residents per their study of potential tenants.

90% - Private-party owned/private profits

 

 

 

 

 

 

3% - Youth center (currently grant-funded)

2% - Admin. offices (BCHD would not own, but lease back space)

5% - PACE redundant services (not shown in this view)

(Ref: from CUP Pre-application to the  City of Redondo Beach Planning Department)

100% would NOT be owned by BCHD

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