UCSF Minnesota Graduate Student and Trainee Housing Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Public Hearing

UCSF Minnesota Graduate Student/Trainee Housing

Draft EIR Public Hearing

The purpose of the public hearing is to provide neighbors an opportunity to comment on the Draft EIR, verbally or in writing. No responses will be provided to comments/questions during the hearing.  

Project Summary:  The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is proposing to develop a graduate student and trainee housing complex on Minnesota Street, between Mariposa and 19th Streets, just south of the existing UCSF Mission Bay campus site.  The project is intended to increase campus housing at below-market rental rates for UCSF graduate students and trainees in response to the rapid rise in housing costs and limited housing inventory in San Francisco.   This project would help keep rents affordable for graduate students and trainees, while reducing competition with City residents for housing.  Recent studies commissioned by UCSF have found that up to 2,600 students and trainees require housing in the immediate future. The proposed project would provide housing to help offset some of this demand. 

The proposed project would house up to 810 residents, which would include graduate students and trainees along with spouses or partners. The housing complex is not intended for families with children. 

The site is located at 566, 590 and 600 Minnesota Street.  The proposed graduate student and trainee housing complex would be comprised of  no more than 610 units in two structures on Minnesota Street, one to the north of 18th Street and one to the south.  Each building would be six stories tall (about 58 feet in height), in compliance with local zoning restrictions for building height.  Off-street parking would total about 139 parking spaces accessed from Indiana Street and would be below-grade or partially below-grade if determined to be financially feasible. Approximately 30 spaces would be set aside for a car-sharing service, and electric vehicle charging stations would be provided.  Planned on-site amenities would include bike parking, social space, community rooms, laundry, and a small corner market to serve the project residents and the Dogpatch neighborhood.  The proposed project is anticipated to begin construction in 2017 and be occupied by summer 2019.

Draft EIR

The Draft EIR, including a detailed project description, is available for public review and comment starting January 9, 2017 at  http://campusplanning.ucsf.edu/ The purpose of the public hearing is to receive comments on the adequacy of the Draft EIR. UCSF will not respond to comments/questions at this hearing. Certification of the Final EIR will take place at a later meeting.

You can obtain a paper version of the Draft EIR by calling 415.476.2911. To give written feedback on the Draft EIR, please write to Diane C. Wong, UCSF Campus Planning, Box 0286, San Francisco, CA 94143 or email her at EIR@planning.ucsf.edu Public comments on the Draft EIR will be accepted as of January 9, 2017, through 5:00 pm on February 23, 2017. If you would like to receive notification of future meetings, please contact us at community@cgr.ucsf.edu  or at 415.476.3206.  If you have general questions, please contact Michele.Davis@ucsf.edu or 415-476-3024.

Meeting Access: Please enter from the 4th Street Public Plaza near             Mariposa St.

The UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is on MUNI T- line and the 55 and 22 bus lines. If you drive, please park at no charge in the Medical Center surface lot.  Remember to get a prepaid parking voucher at the end of the meeting

Monday, February 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay Auditorium, Oberndof Auditorium
1855 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

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