Uses and Programs

A Mix of Uses

The Peninsula Wellness Community has a vibrant mix of uses, including independent senior housing, senior housing with services, clinical spaces, lecture and conference room spaces, daycare and pre-school facilities, community health support, health and fitness areas, administration support offices, and a café.

Senior Housing

The Master Plan includes up to 400 units of senior housing including independent age-restricted rental units and entrance fee units. There will be approximately 180 rental units, a portion of which will be allocated for developmentally challenged adults and 220 entrance fee units. The entrance fee units will include services such as dining and shared common spaces. The housing units will have access to dining commons, recreational/fitness rooms, and community rooms.

Senior Support SpaceHealth care worker

To create a sustainable place where community seniors can age in place, both onsite and in existing homes, the Master Plan includes up to 100,000 sq.ft. of Senior Support Space. This may include rehabilitation and expanded therapy programs that serve the specific needs of older adults.


researchersThe Peninsula Wellness Community includes innovative research and incubator spaces to further an understanding of aging. A laboratory for aging-in-place research may be integrated into one of the senior housing facilities. It will provide a place for focus groups, as well as for designing, prototyping, and piloting new services and technologies. This research will help the District to align programs and services to the physical, psychological and social needs of an aging population. 


Professional Offices, Conference Flex Spaces

The Master Plan proposes up to 250,000 sq. ft. of working spaces for health and wellness professionals and organizations. Up to 35,000 sq. ft. would be “flexible” spaces that can accommodate meetings and other community functions,  communal dining facilities, and additional professional office and research space.

The Peninsula Health Care District administrative office and Community Gatepath, an organization that supports developmentally challenged individuals will remain onsite. The administrative office for the Burlingame School District is adjacent to the project site and there are no plans for changes to that building. These and other offices will give the community a diversity of public, private, and community focused organizations.

 AF. (Group Dining)The “Hub”

The Hub will be a 35,000 sq. ft. ‘gathering space that serves onsite residents as well as seniors in the broader community, residents in the adjacent neighborhood, and staff and visitors from Mills Peninsula Medical Center. Focused around an inviting plaza, the Hub will feature both indoor and outdoor patio seating and be a place where seniors can congregate, receive health services, share a meal, listen to a lecture, take a class, and/or socialize. Potential uses include a café, meeting room, demonstration kitchen, art and craft studio, and various gerontological services.