Sequoia Belle Haven represents the first phase of the revitalization of Gateway Apartments in Menlo Park. Originally developed in the 1960s, Gateway includes 130 units on two city blocks serving both seniors and families. MidPen acquired the community in 1987 and invested in a light rehab at that time, followed by a significant revitalization in 2016. Sequoia Belle Haven is the redevelopment of one of the blocks occupied by Gateway and provides 90 new affordable apartments for the community’s senior population as well as new senior residents. The opportunity to increase the number of affordable units from 48 to 90, for a net of 42 additional affordable apartments, was made possible in 2013 when the City of Menlo Park rezoned Sequoia Belle Haven’s site for higher density. The design of the community supports the goal of healthy living, with a continuous pathway connecting outdoor gathering spaces, common spaces, and protected courtyards. Sequoia Belle Haven also includes: a community room for large gatherings, a lounge, a computer lab, an exercise room, and two laundry rooms.