The Future of Lanterman


Cal Poly Pomona intends to embark on an ambitious and long range plan in conjunction with a master developer to revitalize the former Lanterman site into a thriving and active community that allows people to live, learn, work, play. The university and master developer will seek input from the community as we explore unique opportunity for the region. The guiding principle is that the development support and advance the university’s academic mission and benefit the surrounding communities.


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About Lanterman

The site, once operated by the California Department of Developmental Services, became available to Cal Poly Pomona in 2016 through a Memorandum of Understanding with the state. After a year of study and analysis, the university informed the CSU Board of Trustees that it was interested in undertaking the process to secure the property and begin the steps to identify a master developer to manage the process. Here is a timeline of the process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A project of this scope has naturally generated many questions. What does Cal Poly Pomona plan to do with the Lanterman site? Can the public weigh in on how the property should be developed? What kind of uses will the university consider for the site? Will it be connected with the main campus? Find the answers to these and other questions here.

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We value input from our stakeholders, both on and off campus. If you have questions or comments about the Lanterman development, please feel free to reach out to us.

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