University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, Regents of the (Regents of the University of California)
Document Title
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
Present Land Use
Development and land uses of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are guided by the UCSF 2014 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP). UCSF is not subject to local zoning, but City of San Francisco zoning is identified below for informational purposes. City of San Francisco Zoning Districts: P (Public), and Residential House District, Two-Familly (RH-2). City of San Francisco Height and Bulk Districts: 25-X, 40-X, 65-0, 80-D, 130-0, and 220-F.

Document Description
The Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan (CPHP) rs a conceptual, flexible plan to meet projected space needs for critical programs in research, patrent care, and education at Parnassus Heights while improving upon the aesthetic and functional design of the campus environment The Plan also includes opportunities for development of needed on-campus housing. The CPHP establishes a long-term development framework for the revitalization of the physical environment at Parnassus Heights, by identifying opportunity sites for new buildings and major renovations of existing buildings; candidate buildings for demolition; opportunities for development of open spaces; and opportunities for improvements to on°campus mobility and circulation. The GPHP includes an Initial Phase that primarily comprises: 1) Irving Street Arrival improvements, 2) Research and Academic Building, 3) initial Aldea Housing Densificatlon, and 4) New Hospital; as well as other Initial Phase activities. This phase is anticipated to be completed by approximately year 2030. Beyond the Initial Phase, the "Future Phase" encompasses the remaining development described in the CPHP envisioned for completion by the horizon year of 2050.Because the CPHP proposes to modify the Parnassus Heights development plans identified in the 2014 LRDP, an amendment of the 2014 LRDP is proposed.

Contact Information
Diane Wong
The Regents of the University of California
UCSF Campus Planning, 654 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94143-0286

Phone : (415) 502-5952


San Francisco
San Francisco
Parcel #
2634A/011 & 005; 1849/054; 1850/001 ; 1758/043; 1757/035; 1756/001 ; 1275A/030
State Highways
CA Hwy 1
Other Location Info
Cross Streets: Parnassus Avenue, generally between 5th Ave. and east of Medical Center Way; Irving Street at Arguello; Clarendon Ave. at Johnstone Drive

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (2.9 million gsf new building space, including clinical, research)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Education California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Housing and Community Development California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 California State Lands Commission Department of General Services Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Transportation, District 4


Environmental Document
CPHP_Summary_Form   PDF 587 K UCSF CPHP_Initial Study_web-ready   PDF 1810 K UCSF CPHP_NOA   PDF 212 K
Letter   PDF 77 K NOC   PDF 903 K
State Comments
2020010175_NAHC_NOP University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan Project 1-15-2020   PDF 260 K SCH2020010175_Caltrans_UCSF_Parnassus   PDF 273 K

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