Whistlestop's Mission Plaza

Whistlestop's Mission Plaza
Project Status: 
San Rafael, CA
Marin County

Development Description


*UPDATE: Whistlestop’s Mission Plaza is currently on hold as we evaluate alternative sites to build a similar building to serve Marin’s seniors. Stay tuned!

Whistlestop’s Mission Plaza include a new facility for senior services provider, Whistlestop (www.whistlestop.org), that will include a variety of customized and multi-purpose spaces for Whistlestop to provide Marin’s seniors with health and wellness, social connection, transportation, and referral services. A new plaza will be created on the corner of Tamalpais and Fourth Street as a community gathering space as well as an outdoor dining area for Jackson Café. Located on the second floor as well as a portion of the third floor, the Active Aging Center will include classrooms, dance/exercise studio, and meeting rooms. On the third, fourth, and fifth floors, apartments will be available to seniors earning less than 50% of area median income at affordable rents ranging from $580 to $1,050 per month.

Residents will be able to participate in the breadth of Whistlestop’s activities and services with the convenience of living just upstairs. At Whistlestop’s Active Aging Center, seniors will find enrichment and fitness courses, special events, game groups, specialty groups, and outreach services that bring people together, encourage social connections, and create new learning experiences. Residents will also be eligible to receive low-cost lunches in the on-site Jackson Café, a program operated by Whistlestop. Other important amenities within 0.5 miles include a Walgreens, several banks, retail stores and restaurants and coffee shops.


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