A Transformational Opportunity


Vol 2 Edition 2
April 2023

Helping Create a Better Redwood City

Welcome to Reimagining Sequoia Station, a newsletter highlighting the local and regional benefits the redevelopment of Sequoia Station will create. This edition will dive into the tremendous community benefits made possible by the Redevelopment of Sequoia Station.

Don’t forget to forward this email to your friends and neighbors too!

Workshop iconJoin Us: Upcoming Office Hours 

The Sequoia Station project team will begin hosting in-person and virtual office hours to say hello and answer community questions about the project. These sessions also offer an opportunity for the community to provide feedback on the project’s retail and public space amenities. We hope to see you at these upcoming sessions!

Virtual Office Hours Sessions

Virtual office hours will be held from 10 – 11 AM on the following days:

Friday, April 14
Friday, May 12
Friday, June 9
Friday, July 14
Friday, August 11

In-Person Office Hours Sessions

In-person office hours will be held at Sequoia Station (outside the former Mattress Discounters storefront) at 1035 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA from 10 – 11 AM on the following days:

  • Friday, April 28
  • Friday, May 19
  • Friday, June 23
  • Friday July 28

Planning IconHow Sequoia Station Will Benefit the Community 

Sequoia Station will provide important community benefits that align with Redwood City’s strategic priorities – housing, transportation, and children and youth – while centering equity, access, and sustainability throughout the project. The redevelopment of the outdated Sequoia Station shopping center is necessary to fully realize the infrastructure and housing benefits of the Transit District adopted last fall, including building a significant amount of high-quality affordable housing directly adjacent to transit – a key priority within Redwood City. Let’s review some of Sequoia Station’s central community benefits!

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  • Transfers one acre of land to Caltrain for its expansion
  • Creates a walkable pedestrian network connecting Downtown to neighborhoods
  • Provides protected bike lanes and increased access to bike parking
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  • Includes 631 homes, 40% of which will be built at low and moderate affordability levels – far above the city’s requirements
  • The largest single contributor of affordable homes in Redwood City
  • Creates a mixed-income community directly adjacent to transit
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Public Open Space

  • Creates approximately two acres of open space – more than the city’s requirements
  • Features a new central plaza larger than Courthouse Square
  • Aims to create active, passive and flexible outdoor opportunities
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Neighborhood Retail

  • Includes 170k square feet of neighborhood-serving retail and outdoor dining
  • Updates the CVS and Safeway on site
  • Adds incubator spaces that will support local, small businesses


  • Promotes the reduction of single-occupancy vehicle trips
  • Advances Caltrain’s 2040 Business Plan – equivalent to reducing 110 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions every day
  • Supports Redwood City’s Climate Action Plan

Family and Youth

  • Creates 10,000 square feet of on-site childcare
  • Adds youth and family-friendly retail, dining, and play areas

Out in the Community

The Sequoia Station team enjoyed meeting hundreds of local teens and their family members at the 11th annual Orgullo y Educación (OYE) Latinx Youth Conference last month. We were thrilled to have so many young Redwood City residents stop by our booth to share their thoughts on what they would like to see at the reimagined Sequoia Station. Thank you to all who came by and provided feedback!

Please get in touch to arrange a workshop for your neighborhood or community group. You can also email us to be added to an interest list for future workshops.

We Want to Hear From You

As a reminder, our team is available to meet and provide project updates to interested community members. If you have any questions or would like to request a presentation from the project team, please email sequoiacentervision@gmail.com or visit sequoiacentervision.com.


Alan Chamorro


Andrea Osgood
Eden Housing

Eden Housing
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