Strengthening Community Ties
The Campus Plan is also designed to strengthen the relationship between City of Hope and community residents, and to build upon the many local partnerships that have become a hallmark of our work. This includes a commitment to maintaining our campus as a unique hub of civic and community activity. Our assembly and open space areas will continue to be used for public functions, and the plan includes the preservation of our historic gardens, the Cooper Auditorium, Visitor Center, the Arthur & Rosalie Kaplan Family Pavilion, and the historic La Kretz House of Hope.
The Campus Plan is designed to consolidate our core operations toward the center of our campus, away from neighbors. Lush landscape buffers will be planted between campus and residences along our western border, providing additional privacy for neighbors and creating a permanent setback from campus uses.
Investing in City of Hope’s campus will also generate significant economic benefits in the form of additional jobs, many of them in the high-paying fields of medicine, technology and medical research and development. Construction activities will also create a large number of jobs. Plus, our location near bus lines and the upcoming Gold Line Metro station means that many workers and visitors will be able to travel to our campus without relying on a car.
Our proposed Campus Plan will undergo a comprehensive environmental and administrative review, and will require approval from the City of Duarte and the City of Irwindale. The review process is being led by the City of Duarte, and is designed to be transparent, open and inclusive. Our News & Information page will be updated with information about public community meetings, City hearings, and other events during the public approval process.