UCSF look­ing to ex­pand on site ad­ja­cent to new med­i­cal cen­ter

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Rachel Lan­den

The Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia at San Fran­cisco is in the plan­ning stages of ac­quir­ing and de­vel­op­ing a site across from its UCSF Med­i­cal Cen­ter at Mis­sion Bay, a chil­dren’s, women’s and cancer hospi­tal com­plex that is still un­der con­struc­tion it­self.

At a March meet­ing of the Mis­sion Bay Cit­i­zens Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee, the univer­sity told com­mu­nity mem­bers that it is in early dis­cus­sions to ac­quire and re­de­velop the land. Ac­cord­ing to San Fran­cisco’s Mis­sion Bay South Re­de­vel­op­ment Plan, the site would al­low for up to 500,000 square feet of of­fice and biotech­nol­ogy space and a max­i­mum of 500 park­ing spa­ces. Specifics con­cern­ing build­ing de­sign, height and bulk would be based on feed­back from com­mu­nity res­i­dents.

UCSF’s plans for the Mis­sion Bay lo­ca­tion are part of a con­sol­i­da­tion ef­fort to save on op­er­at­ing and oc­cu­pancy costs and to im­prove cam­pus co­or­di­na­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion. Be­fore that can oc­cur, how­ever, the plans must go through sev­eral rounds of re­view, in­clud­ing ap­proval from the UC Board of Re­gents.

The first phase of con­struc­tion could start in the next few years, with com­ple­tion of the sec­ond phase slated for 2022. The three-build­ing med­i­cal cen­ter is sched­uled for com­ple­tion this Au­gust, with a pub­lic open­ing in Fe­bru­ary 2015, ac­cord­ing to the UCSF web­site.

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