UCSF Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan Regents

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, San Francisco
Document Title
UCSF Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan Regents
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Document Description
In November 2014, the Regents of the University of California (Regents) adopted the 2014 LRDP for the San Francisco campus, which outlines projected development levels and patterns for UCSF at all of its main campus sites through the year 2035. The 2014 LRDP Final EIR (FEIR) was certified by the Regents in November 2014 and includes, among other things, analysis of the potential environmental impacts from then-envisioned development at the Parnassus Heights campus site. The Parnassus Heights campus site is the oldest and largest of the UCSF campus sites. This campus site comprises approximately 107 acres of land located in the Inner Sunset mixed-use neighborhood and adjacent to the Haight Ashbury and Cole Valley neighborhoods in San Francisco. UCSF’s facilities are concentrated at the north end of the campus site, where Moffitt and Long Hospitals, five professional programs, clinics, research, housing, parking, and other support uses are located. The 61-acre Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve occupies the central and southern portion of the campus site. The Aldea Housing complex is located in the southeast portion of the campus site adjacent to the Reserve. The facilities at Parnassus Heights are aging and the site as a whole lacks a cohesive identity. Over the last 20 years, UCSF has invested billions of dollars into acquiring, developing, and supporting its Mission Bay campus site, without commensurate investment in Parnassus Heights. UCSF’s investment in Parnassus Heights has not kept pace with its aging facilities or changes in programmatic need, resulting in infrastructure, buildings, and interior spaces that require substantial renewal and investment. Since the adoption of the 2014 LRDP and certification of the 2014 LRDP FEIR, UCSF undertook a planning process to re-envision and revitalize Parnassus Heights as a whole, to integrate UCSF’s clinical, educational, and research missions in ways that promote collaboration and synergies in the UCSF Parnassus Heights campus community. The planning process resulted in the development of CPHP, which provides a long-term development framework for the revitalization of the Parnassus Heights physical environment, and is intended to ensure that a modernized Parnassus Heights enhances UCSF’s status as an anchor institution in San Francisco, and a leading academic medical center in the region, state and nation. Because the CPHP proposes to modify the Parnassus Heights development plans identified in the 2014 LRDP, an amendment of the 2014 LRDP is proposed. In total, the CPHP provides for development of approximately 2.90 million gross square feet (gsf) of new building space at the Parnassus Heights campus site. The net increase in building space at the campus site under the CPHP would be approximately 2.04 million gsf, when accounting for demolition that was approved under the 2014 LRDP but yet not implemented, and potential additional building demolition that would occur under the CPHP. Currently, there is approximately 3.92 million gsf of building space on the campus site. The total amount of campus building space upon full implementation of the CPHP would be approximately 5.97 million gsf (including instruction, research, clinical, and support space; housing; and structured parking), when accounting for existing campus site development, demolition, and proposed new development. The Plan includes an “Initial Phase” that comprises: 1) Irving Street Arrival improvements, 2) RAB, 3) New Hospital, and 4) initial Aldea Housing Densification, and as well as other Initial Phase improvements. The Initial Phase would account for approximately 1.43 million gsf of new building development, and is anticipated to be completed by approximately year 2030. Beyond the Initial Phase, the “Future Phase” encompasses the remaining approximately 1.47 million gsf of new building development described in the CPHP envisioned for completion by the horizon year of 2050.

Contact Information

Diane Wong
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Francisco
San Francisco
Cross Streets
Parnassus Ave
Total Acres
Parcel #
2634A011 & 005; 1849/054; 1850/001; 1758/043; 1757/035; 1756/001; and 1275/030

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


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