I met CEO Cheryl Fama about a month ago at an event and we discussed these PHCD's plans a bit but I never got around to posting anything about it. Here is the DJ's complete round-up of the plans and comments about the eyesore across the street!
A new assisted living and memory care community is set to open for occupants as soon as 2016 in Burlingame, right down the street from the vacant space where Sunrise Senior Living had planned to open its own senior living community.
The Peninsula Health Care District’s planned building at the corner of Magnolia Avenue, adjacent to the Mills-Peninsula Hospital at 1600 Trousdale Drive, will feature 124 apartments, with studios and one and two bedrooms. The $55 million project will be five stories high on the Magnolia Avenue side and six on the Trousdale Drive side. Currently, the district is waiting for final plans for entitlements from the city and it hopes construction can start in the summer of 2014. The district is a landlord, real estate developer and community health resource for 230,000 residents along the Peninsula.
Then regarding the abandoned project across the street that we have been following for years
“It’s such a blight,” Fama said. “We worked with Sunrise and the landowners to see if the district might be able to facilitate getting started because we need assisted living beds. Even if they complete their units and we complete ours by 2017, there will still be a need for 800 more units. We watch it because, quite frankly, it’s ugly and if they should start to complete construction, they could come online around time ours does.”
This is one prediction of future demand that I believe. We should be thankful that we live in an area where this kind of service will be available.