If the Peninsula Health Care District proceeds with its current plans for the redevelopment of the old Peninsula Hospital site, the community will have lost out on a unique opportunity to extract as much affordability as we might have. Of the 475 senior homes planned, 184 — approximately 39% — are to be designated as “affordable.” However, these affordable units are becoming less and less affordable by the day.
[EVENT] Peninsula Wellness Community Town Hall
Town Hall to discuss the Peninsula Health Care District’s plans for the former Peninsula Hospital site
Thursday, January 30th @ 6 P.M.
Lane Community Room, Burlingame Public Library
480 Primrose Road, Burlingame
The Peninsula Health Care District has updated their plans for the former Peninsula Hospital site. Come learn more about those plans and continue to uphold the important principle that public land should be used for the greatest possible public good.
[OP-ED] Public land for the greatest public good
In November of 2019, a revised vision was unveiled for the publicly owned land at the north end of Burlingame, a parcel of 6.42 acres under the jurisdiction of the Peninsula Health Care District. Clearly the new plan has moved the needle in the direction of the public good. But there is still a lot more that can be done to achieve the utmost public good.
The initial proposal was for a senior community that included 375 apartments, 90% at market rate and 10% minimally discounted. The new proposal includes a total of 477 senior apartments, with 39 percent affordable at lower-income levels.
But why not 100 percent?
Will the public be served?
A town hall on the PHCD’s plans for the former Peninsula Hospital site
Monday, June 24 at 7:00 pm
Lane Room at the Burlingame Main Library 480 Primrose Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010
Open Letter to the Peninsula Health Care District Board
We write this letter as clergy in San Mateo County in relation to your role as custodians of a precious parcel of publicly owned land. Your vision is that all residents of the district enjoy optimal health and ongoing well-being at every age and stage of life. As faith leaders, we share that vision with you.
One San Mateo Meeting
7 p.m. Wednesday
The Congregational Church of San Mateo
225 Tilton Ave.
This is to remind you that we will have a regular meeting of One San Mateo this coming Wednesday, April 24. We will meet at the Congregational Church of San Mateo (225 Tilton Avenue) from 7 to 8:45 pm.
We will start fleshing out our plan for outreach to renters in San Mateo. We will also hear updates on our advocacy with the Peninsula Health Care District, get a report on the status of state legislation, and share some interesting 2020 election updates.
We hope you can join us!