City of Hope Approved for Irvine Outpatient Center

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

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Plans for converting an office building into the first phase of a new City of Hope campus in Orange County were approved Dec. 19 by the Irvine Planning Commission.

The nearly 190,000-square-foot building in the FivePoint Gateway Campus off Barranca Parkway and Alton Parkway will be used to create an outpatient cancer center.

“Our team is moving forward with great momentum,” Annette Walker, president, City of Hope Orange County, said in a release. “As always, we’re grateful to FivePoint for their partnership and support, and appreciate the Planning Commission’s endorsement.”

City of Hope, a nonprofit clinical cancer research center, expects to invest more than $1 billion developing a comprehensive cancer care center in Irvine. It currently has a large campus in Duarte that serves many Orange County residents who have to make frequent trips out to the San Gabriel Valley city.

The four-story building being converted is part of 11 acres City of Hope is purchasing from developer FivePoint, which had actively courted City of Hope to Orange County. FivePoint chairman and CEO Emile Haddad has said the notable cancer center is a fit for his vision for the Great Park Neighborhoods.

Future additions are expected to include a clinical research center and a hospital focused on cancer treatment. A third phase could expand the in-patient hospital by more than half.

A parking structure is also planned.

The first phase of the campus is expected to open as early as 2021; the in-patient hospital is expected by 2024.

Source: Orange County Register

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