February 11th, 2008
UCSF is on the fast track to construct a new 71,000 gross square foot building on the Parnassus Campus. This will be the Institute for Regeneration Medicine, also known as the Stem Cell Research building. The building plans and site configuration have changed since the public was shown the preliminary design. If you were already aware of the project please take another look.
A meeting was held for the public where the new plans were unveiled, on February 5th. With only two weeks notice and the fact that the meeting was scheduled on election day, there were only four community members present to learn the new project details.
This building will be constructed behind and well up the hill from the current campus buildings on Medical Center Way. It will be visible from the Inner Sunset, Golden Gate Park and the Richmond Districts and will contain labs with “stacks” for ventilation.
If you have concerns, please read/download the “Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration” from the UCSF website. It contains all the details and specifics on the project.
IMPORTANT!! Please respond directly to UCSF with your comments. The window for public comment closes on MARCH 3, 2008.
Contact person and phone number:
UCSF Campus Planning
3333 California Street, Suite 11
San Francisco, CA 94143-0286
Attention: Michelle Schaefer, Environmental Coordinator