The city of Burlingame is launching its journey to become recognized by the World Health Organization as an “Age-Friendly City” and our Peninsula Wellness Community is well-positioned to be a major contributor to Burlingame earning that distinction.
What are the essential features of Age-friendly cities? Outdoor spaces, well-paved and car-free pathways; housing that incorporates assistive elements for older adults, easily accessible transportation; events that foster socialization, inclusion, and respect; and, neighborhoods that encourage a sense of community and promote health. For a complete and more detailed list check out this World Health Organization link: Checklist of Essential Features of Age-friendly Cities (PDF 229KB)
We are also pleased to acknowledge that PHCD’s CEO Cheryl Fama has been asked to serve on Mayor Ann O’Brien Keighran’s Task Force heading up the Age-Friendly City project.
Project activities this month have focused on stakeholder outreach, financial analysis, and continued negotiations on an amendment to the original Exclusive Negotiating Agreement related to bringing in Mid-Pen as a developer partner – all of which are impacted in the pandemic environment. An example is the impact on Generations and Mid-Pen as they manage their many senior communities while keeping their residents healthy and safe.
The vision and plan for the use of the land has not changed. We remain committed to regular updates, encourage residents to get on the e-mail list to directly receive all notices, and welcomes comments and questions via the PWC website, and public comments at Board meetings. If you have any inquiries or comments in the meantime, please contact us.
In the meantime, there are several places to find information and updates on the Peninsula Wellness Community:
- Summary of questions and responses from the January 2020 Meeting: Q&A
- The CEO’s monthly report included in every PHCD Board meeting materials: PHCD Board Meeting Materials
- The PHCD monthly e-newsletters: Newsletters (Subscribe Here)https://www.peninsulahealthcaredistrict.org/sign-up-for-our-newsletter
- We are providing this update on the status of our work over the last several months in lieu of the Town Hall originally planned for this Fall. PMB, Generations, MidPen Housing and the Peninsula Health Care District (PHCD) remain committed to moving this important community project forward. The last several months have been challenging as we have all transitioned to working remotely during this global pandemic. In addition, both Generations and MidPen Housing have had the added challenge of continuing to operate their communities while keeping their residents healthy and safe. This has, without a doubt, slowed our progress on the Peninsula Wellness Community.
At the same time, two other factors have delayed our plans for a Town Hall. First, we have been working to finalize the relationship between PHCD and the Developer which is now comprised of three different entities: PMB, Generations and Mid-Pen Housing. Second, the Development Team has been refining the PWC 2.0 Plan to accommodate Sutter Hospital’s tertiary helicopter flight path. We are currently working toward a virtual Town Hall to roll out the PWC 3.0 concept plan and engage public dialogue as soon as the revised plan is ready, likely in the first quarter of 2021.
We thank you for your continued interest in this important project and look forward to seeing you virtually in early 2021 to present PWC 3.0, solicit your feedback and share our schedule moving forward. If you have any inquiries or comments in the meantime, please submit them using the contact form below.
We look forward to working with you all to build a foundation for our long-term community partnership.
Please check back soon for further updates.
In January 2020, the District, PMB, Generations, and MidPen held a community open house at the Burlingame Main Library to discuss the updated project concept, answer questions, and hear input from the public.DOWNLOAD PDF SUMMARY OF THE TOPICS AND Q&A FROM THE JAN. 2020 MEETINGDOWNLOAD PDF OF THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON THE PWC DEVELOPMENT PROCESS FROM JAN. 2020DOWNLOAD PDF OF THE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE PRESENTATION – JAN 30, 2020