The Office of the Chancellor and Cal Poly Pomona have informed the CSU Board of Trustees that the university intends to move forward with the development of Campus South, formerly occupied by the Lanterman Developmental Center.
The State of California transferred jurisdiction of the approximately 300-acre Lanterman site from the Department of Developmental Services to Cal Poly Pomona in July 2015. The university has maintained the property for two years, during which time consultants conducted pre-development feasibility studies to determine whether the land should be retained and repurposed. The analysis examined the surrounding region, existing site conditions, the local climate, site topography, geotechnical characteristics, available open space, building conditions, historical significance and readily developable zones. The consultants’ findings suggested that the property holds considerable potential for development over time.
The action on Tuesday marks the start of what will be a deliberative process, which will begin with Request for Qualifications to engage a master developer or a team of developers to collaborate with the university on a plan for the property. The university expects to issue the RFQ in the near future.
Once a developer has been selected, the university will proactively seek input from constituents on campus and in the region.
“The campus will continue to keep various constituents inside and outside the university informed of development considerations and plans,” President Soraya M. Coley said.
For updated information about the project, visit the Lanterman website [https://www.cpp.edu/lanterman/].