Old building to get new life

A health care facility designed to help low income immigrants will soon have a facility in Alhambra that will serve nearly 9,000 people a year. The building is a national and state historic site, and is right off of Valley. Read more.

ALHAMBRA – A former county health center that has been boarded up for nearly a decade will reopen to offer low-cost care in the West San Gabriel Valley.

The Board of Supervisors last week approved a 40-year lease agreement with Los Angeles-based Chinatown Service Center. The center provides health care to thousands of low-income residents from the San Gabriel Valley.

“We long recognized that with all of our clients in the San Gabriel Valley, we need to make our services more accessible,” said Lawrence Lue, chief executive officer of the Chinatown Service Center. “Having them drive to Chinatown is just not convenient.”

The new site, which will be at 612 W. Shorb St., is expected to open in two years. It will serve nearly 9,000 residents annually.

  • Resident

    I think this is a terrific project but I also hope some consideration will be given to parking impacts. This is a great project and a great use for an unused building but maybe some hours of operation restrictions and some accounting for parking is need.

  • Alhambra Resident

    When will this be on the city council agenda?

  • Anonymous

    This is a great idea.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com Jennifer McLain

    From what I understand, the council has been given a presentation about the proposal. But it will still be some time before this goes before the council.