A rendering of the new entryway of the Redwoods. Courtesy The Redwoods and BAR Architects.


This map show the temporary entry points to the Redwoods. Click map for a larger version.

The ongoing $32 million overhaul of the vast campus of The Redwoods, Mill Valley’s community of seniors, is entering a new phase on March 1: namely, the entryway itself and its surrounding parking lot.

With the multi-year Revitalization Project having finished remodels of the kitchen and dining room, as well as the renovations of the independent living apartments, the community’s most prominent feature is now the focus.  

Construction is expected to last through the end of August and will require temporary relocation of the existing main entrance on Camino Alto. It will also require changes in parking, vehicle access, and pedestrian access. 

The map above right indicates those changes. Family members and other visitors who visit The Redwoods will need to park on the street rather than on The Redwoods campus. The pedestrian entrance will be temporarily relocated to another side of the campus and will be most accessible from Miller Ave. The existing parking lot on Miller Ave will be used for resident pick up and drop off.  

Special signage is being placed at the streets and throughout the campus, and a wayfinding map (above right) is being distributed to frequent visitors. 

With one of Mill Valley’s crown jewels in need of restoration, community leaders, elected officials and residents of the Redwoods broke ground in February 2014 on a project to restore and modernize the 40-year old-campus.

“This is more than just a campus upgrade,” The Redwoods CEO Barbara Solomon said. “Seniors and their families want the best possible retirement experience. Revitalization is about better meeting the needs of today’s seniors – who are active, vital and engaged. It is also about creating a community that will be attractive to future generations of seniors– including Baby Boomers.”

The 411: Founded in 1972 by the Community Church of Mill Valley, The Redwoods provides multi-level, affordable rental housing, services and care to 340 low- and moderate income seniors from across the Bay Area and beyond. Click here for more information about the Revitalization Project.

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