Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Trousdale?

The Trousdale is a planned 124-apartment assisted living and memory care community, which will be located on Peninsula Health Care District land at 1600 Trousdale Drive at the corner of Magnolia Avenue, in Burlingame.

What are the features and benefits of The Trousdale?

Centrally located in the heart of the Peninsula, near shopping, physician offices, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, restaurants, and public transportation, The Trousdale will offer 124 spacious living apartments with studio, one-and two-bedroom floor plan options with kitchenettes. Designed to meet the needs of older adults who desire a range of convenient supportive services, features of The Trousdale will include access to ancillary services, lifelong learning classes and social events, beautiful walkways and patios, and transportation to shopping and appointments. In addition, residents will have their choice of restaurant-style dining or a bistro, which will also welcome community members and groups, family and friends.

When will The Trousdale open?

Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2016. Resident occupancy is targeted for early 2018.

Is there an age requirement?

Yes. The age requirement is 60 or older.

Who is building The Trousdale?

The Peninsula Health Care District will build, own, and finance The Trousdale. Founded in 1947, the Peninsula Health Care District serves the communities of San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo and Foster City by supporting the unique health and wellness priorities of our vibrant Peninsula communities, and safeguarding access to health care services, today and in the future. PHCD fulfills its commitment to the community through oversight of District assets and infrastructure, addressing gaps in health services today, planning for future health care needs, and investing tax-payer dollars in local health-focused organizations and programs.

Who will manage The Trousdale?

Through a competitive RFP process, the District Board selected Eskaton to be the manager and operator of the District’s facility. Eskaton is a nationally recognized community-based not-for-profit organization with a 45-year history in Northern California of delivering high quality care for seniors. Eskaton’s exemplary track record and management of the full continuum of senior housing and services, including assisted living and memory care facilities, makes them an ideal partner for the District. To learn more about Eskaton, visit their website at

Who is designing The Trousdale?

The design of The Trousdale has been a collaborative effort between District leaders, community members, Eskaton, and SmithGroup JJR as the architect. SmithGroup JJR is ranked as the 10th largest healthcare design firm in the world by the 2013 edition of World Architecture 100, published by Building Design magazine.  The team is led by Joel Roos from Pacific Urban Developers who serves as the Project Manager for the District.

Is there a need for an assisted living and memory care facility on the Peninsula?

The Peninsula needs more living options for the increasing senior population, many of whom want the freedom and peace of mind that come with a vibrant, safe, convenient, and collegial community.  By 2017, almost 16 percent of the Peninsula population will be age 65+ and the number of people age 85+ will be the fastest growing segment of the community over the next five years and beyond.  In a study conducted by nationally recognized Gerontological, Inc., even with new The Trousdale and other senior housing facilities planned for opening over the next few years in San Mateo County, there will still be the need for 800 additional assisted living and memory care units to serve our community.

Will there be an impact on traffic in the area?

The Peninsula Health Care District engaged transportation consultants Fehr & Peers to conduct a traffic study in the area surrounding The Trousdale. A Sim Traffic model was developed and used to assess vehicle queuing, especially queuing that could occur on Magnolia Avenue and Trousdale Drive that would interfere with driveway operations.

The results show no significant backups at the intersection or potential interference with driveways.  The study also confirmed sufficient parking and safe traffic flow in and out of the service area off of Magnolia. Read the full traffic study here.

Will there be below-market units available?

Yes, plans include 10 below-market units.

How do I apply for residency?

Eskaton will manage the application and leasing process for The Trousdale. Please email and you will be added to a list of interested parties and we will communicate with you closer to the opening of The Trousdale regarding the application process.

Whom do I contact if I have additional questions about the project, or want to learn more?

The Peninsula Health Care District’s website will be updated as new project information becomes available.  We also welcome your email queries,

How do I report an issue related to construction?

The District and its contractors will make every effort to minimize any traffic, noise or other disruptions caused by the normal course of construction.   We will of course adhere to all city and county ordinances regarding hours of construction and materials movement.  If you have an issue, please call or email the District at 650-697-6900 or email