On January 11, 2020, a community meeting was held at the Menlo Park Senior Center to introduce the project and report on due diligence work that had been completed to date. Hart Howerton, the project architect, presented on potential concepts that would be a part of the proposed new facility. Attendees asked questions and provided feedback on several concept boards, renderings and a small model that was displayed. The community meeting notes and feedback received, as well as the presentation slides, are available on the project page on the city website at menlopark.org/bellehaven.
In addition, many questions were raised during the community meeting about the naming of the new facility. Up to this point, there has been no discussion on the part of the City or Facebook about naming of the facility. At the meeting, the City Manager announced, as is the case with all city facilities, the naming is ultimately up to the City Council.