Forget the inevitable helipad and new addition to SF General, UCSF may soon start building the first completely new hospital in San Francisco in 30 years in the bio-medical capital that is Mission Bay. The project's design— a collaboration between Anshen + Allen and sustainability gurus William McDonough + Partners— budget, and environmental certification will be up for approval by the UCSF board later this week. Assuming everyone plays nice, plans will be submitted to the city and the project (which has been in planning since 2002) should begin construction some time next year. If all goes according to plan, the 14.5 acre, 289 bed, $1.686 billion, three-hospital complex will open in 2014.
· Plans for new UCSF Mission Bay Hospital to go to regents for approval [UCSF News]
· Let the Campaign Begin: SF General or Bust [Curbed SF]
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