UCSF research building on SFGH campus wins board approval

By : sfexaminer – excerpt

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today voted to allow the University of California at San Francisco to build a research building on the campus of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

The lease agreement approved today allows UCSF, which provides physicians to the public hospital and employs around 800 people there in total, to build a 175,000 square foot, $200 million facility on a space currently occupied by a parking lot.

The research and academic building will replace the seismically unsafe buildings currently housing university offices and laboratories on the hospital campus, which must be vacated by 2019. It will be paid for by the university and not by city taxpayers… (more)

Questions remain as to how the SFMTA plans to handle the development at General, parking garage expansion plans and dealing with the increase in traffic around such a delicate important site as the city’s premier ER center. Ambulances and fire trucks and engines are already having problems maneuvering around the area. How will they handle a major crisis or power shutdown with so much emphasis on the electric grid for city transporation?

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