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Community Meeting on plans for UCSF Hospital in Mission Bay

I thought this might be of interest to some folks in Rincon Hill or nearby …

Dear Neighbors,

We at UCSF feel that continuing community involvement is important as we plan for the new medical center for children, women, and cancer patients at Mission Bay. The hospital site is located just south of the existing UCSF research campus (bounded by Mariposa, 16th, 3rd, and the new Owens Street).

The next meeting of the UCSF Hospital Replacement CAG Action Team* will be held:

Monday, March 31
6:00 8:00 p.m.
UCSF Mission Bay Campus*
Genentech Hall, Room N-114
600 16th Street

The March 31 agenda will focus on helicopter flight test results and helipad alternative sites analysis. Refreshments will be provided.

The purpose of the February 21 meeting was to update the community on site plan and exterior design. Changes to the Third Street side of the medical center were extremely well received, especially by neighbors who pressed UCSF for changes. Attendees felt that the Third Street side is now quite attractive and inviting to the community. See attached for a view of the energy center toward the north and also the pedestrian plaza entrance toward the south of the site on Third. Also in February, UCSF brought together key parties to discuss future bicycle routes in and around the hospital site: SF Bicycle Coalition, SF Bike Advisory Committee, MTA, Catellus, Redevelopment Agency, UCSF Community Advisory Group member Janet Carpinelli, Mission Creek Bikeway advocate Judy West, and the UCSF departments of Transportation and Campus Planning.

The purpose of the January 24 Scoping meeting was to provide an opportunity for the community to discuss with the campus the scope and content of the environmental information they expect to see included in the Draft EIR. This meeting was attended by 13 neighbors. Notification of the meeting was sent to all households and businesses in the 94107 and 94158 zip codes, a listserv of over 500 email addresses, and over 1200 people and organizations on the UCSF Mission Bay community database; in addition, an ad was placed in the Potrero View. The Initial Study includes a project description, potential environmental impacts, and proposed mitigation measures for any significant effects, and is available online at http://campusplanni ng.ucsf.edu/ pdf/initialstudy.pdf . The Draft EIR is due out circa April 1; a public hearing on the Draft EIR will be held in April.

* The UCSF Mission Bay campus is accessible using the MUNI T-Third light rail line. If you drive, please park at NO COST in the SURFACE LOT (near the UCSF Police Station); this lot can be reached by taking 16th Street to 4th Street. Complimentary parking is not available in the garages. Please bring photo ID to show at building security desk.

For more information about the Mission Bay hospital design process, including information sheets and presentations from past meetings, please see www.community. ucsf.edu or contact Barbara Bagot-López, Associate Director of UCSF Community Relations, at bblopez@cgr. ucsf.edu or 476-8318.

Sincerely,
BB
Barbara Bagot-López
Associate Director, Community Relations
UCSF
Box 0463
San Francisco, CA 94143-0463
415-476-8318

*FYI: Explanation of various UCSF- and Mission Bay-related meetings and groups

UCSF Community Advisory Group (CAG)Formed in 1992, the CAG is comprised of representatives from a wide variety of San Francisco neighborhood, civic, ethnic, labor, and business groups who function as a sounding board, giving UCSF unvarnished views on issues including campus space needs and expansion opportunities.
UCSF Hospital Replacement CAG Action TeamSubcommittee of the CAG, focused on Hospital Replacement project, which over the years has included the Mission Bay, Mount Zion, and Parnassus campus sites; currently focused on Mission Bay hospital.
UCSF Mission Bay CAG Action TeamSubcommittee of the CAG, focused on Mission Bay campus-related issues and projects; e.g., location of central utility plant on research campus; design of cancer research building.
UCSF Mission Bay Community Task ForceFormed in March 2007, the purpose of this group is to provide UCSF and neighbors with the opportunity to have an honest dialogue about the desires and needs of the community and the future direction of UCSF in and around Mission Bay over the next five years.
Contact person for above UCSF groups is Barbara Bagot-López at bblopez @ cgr.ucsf.edu.
Mission Bay Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) this committee is advisory to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency regarding the Mission Bay redevelopment area, 303 acres of land including UCSF’s 58-acre campus. Contact person is Catherine Reilly at Catherine.Reilly @ sfgov.org

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