A major redevelopment project, which will completely transform Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center’s south campus in Downey, moved closer to fruition today with the Board of Supervisors’ unanimous vote to approve initial funding. Plans for Rancho South Campus include new County facilities and a community sports complex with multiple playing fields, nighttime lighting, restrooms, a concession stand, an equipment storage room and parking for the community. A proposed Metro transit station would make the campus and new facilities regionally accessible to all County residents and employees
“Today we reached another milestone in the transformation of the Rancho Los Amigos campus,” said Supervisor Don Knabe. “I want to thank the City of Downey and the Downey City Council for their great partnership throughout this entire process. This project has been a longtime coming and I am thrilled that we are finally moving forward with redeveloping Rancho’s South Campus into a space that will better serve the County and enhance the quality-of-life of Downey residents and the entire region. As we heard from local AYSO players who testified at today’s Board meeting, playing fields are a sorely needed amenity in the southeast communities. I know these facilities will be used by kids and adults of all ages for years to come.”
Following today’s action, the Department of Public Works will work with Gensler to develop architectural scoping documents and prepare an environmental impact report.