The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) covering California Pacific Medical Center’s (CPMC) $1.15 Billion Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) was released by the Planning Department today. A few key sections: Summary, Background, and Aesthetics.
Under the LRDP, CPMC would design, construct, and operate the proposed Cathedral Hill Campus. This campus would include a newly constructed 555-bed hospital on the west side of Van Ness Avenue at the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Geary Boulevard and a medical office building (MOB) on the east side of Van Ness Avenue at the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Geary Street. A renovated MOB at the intersection of Sutter and Franklin Streets (1375 Sutter Street), already partially occupied by doctors affiliated with CPMC, would house medical practices.
Implementing the LRDP would also result in the development and renovation of buildings and other improvements at three of CPMC’s four existing medical campuses:
Pacific Campus: Development of a new ambulatory care center (ACC) (including conversion of the existing acute-care hospital to ambulatory-care uses and construction of a new ACC addition), aboveground and underground parking, and renovation of existing buildings
Davies Campus: Construction of a new Neuroscience Institute building and MOB, and related underground Parking
St. Luke’s Campus: Construction of a new 80-bed acute-care replacement hospital and an MOB/expansion Building
Completion of the proposed Cathedral Hill Hospital in the near term would give CPMC the flexibility to consolidate currently duplicative services at existing CPMC campuses within the proposed hospital. The existing acute-care services and Women’s and Children’s Center at CPMC’s Pacific and California Campuses would be relocated to the proposed Cathedral Hill Hospital. Relocating these services would allow CPMC to (among other things) reenvision the focus of its existing campuses; meet state seismic safety mandates; improve the patient experience, safety, and medical outcomes; and provide adequate supportive medical office space.
CPMC would sell the California Campus by 2020, after relocating that campus’s inpatient services (i.e., care of all patients staying longer than 24 hours) to the proposed Cathedral Hill Hospital and its other services to the Pacific Campus. Some existing on-site medical activities would continue at the California Campus in a relatively small amount of space that CPMC would lease back from the new property owner indefinitely.
As proposed, the Cathedral Hill Hospital would be up and running in 2015. A public hearing on the project will be held by the Planning Commission on Thursday, September 23, 2010.
∙ CPMC’s Long Range Development Plan And Cathedral Hill Campus [SocketSite]
∙ CPMC Draft EIR: Summary | Background | Aesthetics [sf-planning.org]