Regents Acquisition of Property at 1900 Third Street, City and County of San Francisco, California


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, Planning, Design & Construction
Document Title
Regents Acquisition of Property at 1900 Third Street, City and County of San Francisco, California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The University proposes to acquire additional land adjacent to the current Mission Bay site of the San Francisco campus (UCSF). The acquisition would ensure long-term flexibility for the campus to accommodate future space needs, including the clinical needs of the UCSF Medical Center. In March 2005, the Regents approved an amendment to the San Francisco Campus Long Range Development Plan to adopt the campus' recommendation to develop three integrated specialty hospitals at Mission Bay. The preferred site, of which 1900 Third Street is a part, has been identified for: (i) future expansion of campus research and auxiliary support functions; (ii) the site of a replacement hospital for the functionally obsolete portions of the UCSF Medical Center which do not meet the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act (Senate Bill 1953) requirements; and/or (iii) existing and planned research uses displaced from the current Mission Bay or Parnassus campus sites should a replacement hospital be developed in one of those locations.

Contact Information
John E. Zimmermann
University of California, Planning, Design & Construction
1111 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607-5200

Phone : (510) 987-9593


San Francisco
San Francisco

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301, 15378
Reasons for Exemption
In accordance with CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301 and 15378 acquisition of land by The Regents with no substantial change or expansion of the existing use on the parcels would not cause a direct physical change or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment. The acquisition and continued uses of the property consistent with existing uses has been determined to be categorically exempt and exempt from CEQA review because no physical changes will be made as a result of the acquisition and no options for use of the property are foreclosed by the acquisition. The Regents would lease the existing facilities on the property to the current lessees after acquisition to continue existing operations. Continued operations are categorically exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Existing Facilities. Specifically, The Regents will not engage in any activity that would foreclose from consideration any reasonable alternatives, alternative sites or mitigation measures, which ordinarily would be part of CEQA review of a future project involving the property.

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