- EIR certified and CU/PUD approved by Planning Commission February 27, 2020
CPMC has operated a hospital at 3700 California since 1887. Buildings on the property today date back to 1938. The character of the historic hospital site has changed over the years as buildings have been remodeled and added, yielding a very different campus today than what was visible in 1938.
The photos below show the 3700 California site over the years.
CPMC has selected TMG Partners as the developer for the 3700 California site. TMG Partners is a thirty three year-old, San Francisco based company that exclusively works in the Bay Area. TMG specializes in complex properties and in working closely with neighborhoods and communities to create well-received projects.
Grosvenor Americas is an active developer, investor, and co-investor in Canada and the USA. Our strategy is to invest in vibrant urban locations where we can add value and address some of the challenges that face our markets, including housing supply. With offices in San Francisco, Vancouver, Washington DC and Calgary, our Development program includes a significant pipeline of high quality projects in vibrant neighborhoods.
Grosvenor Americas is part of the Grosvenor Group, one of the world’s largest privately-owned property companies which develops, manages and invests in property in more than 60 cities around the world.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Robert A.M. Stern Architects designed the 3700 California project submitted to the City of San Francisco in 2017 to reflect the neighborhood’s vision for this site.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects has been responsible for the design of some of the most influential town and urban planning projects of our time, as well as some of the past decade’s most successful new residential developments, creating buildings that respect the character and development patterns of established neighborhoods.
PROCESS TO DATE
TMG and CPMC worked with a neighborhood Advisory Committee, conducted dozens of community meetings, completed a community on-line survey, developed site and neighborhood planning studies, and prepared plans reflecting the neighborhood’s vision for the property. After over two years of community planning and feedback, the development team submitted preliminary plans to the City of San Francisco for formal public review in early 2017. The project EIR was certified and the project approved unanimously by the San Francisco Planning Commission on February 27, 2020.
2015: Launch Visioning Process
Establish Visioning Advisory Committee
Stakeholder Outreach and Interviews
Small Community Meetings and Neighborhood Survey
Neighborhood Architectural Study
2016: Prepare Draft Community Site Plan
Architect Prepares Draft Master Plan Concepts
Small Group Meetings, Larger Workshops to Review and Update Plan Concepts
Revise and Prepare Draft Plans to Submit to the City
2017-2019: Formal City Review Process
Preliminary Project Assessment (PPA) and Environmental Evaluation (EE)
Environmental and Project Review
2020: EIR Certified and CU/PUD Approved by Planning Commission February 27, 2020
- Visioning /
- City / Public
VISIONING ADVISORY COMMITTEE (VAC)
The development team worked from 2015 to the present with a Community Advisory Committee composed of leaders from 8 different neighborhood associations. Representatives from the City have been present at these meetings. The development team conducted a neighborhood survey with over 300 responses and dozens of neighborhood meetings. Based on community input, the development team prepared plans reflecting the neighborhood’s vision for the property and refined these with direction from the Visioning Advisory Committee and submitted preliminary plans to the City of San Francisco in 2017.
Jordan Park Improvement Association
Lake Street Residents Association
Laurel Heights Improvement Association
Laurel Village Merchant’s Association
Neighborhood Association of Presidio Planning
Pacific Heights Residents Association
Presidio Heights Association of Neighbors
Sacramento Street Merchants
Supervisor, District 2
9 COMMUNITY GROUPS
1 REPRESENTATIVE PER GROUP
Neighborhood Survey Summer 2015
In the early summer of 2015, TMG Partners, CPMC, and the Visioning Advisory Committee distributed an online survey to over 500 residents who live in the neighborhoods surrounding the property. 315 survey responses were received online and in hard copy form. The results of the survey are summarized below.
- Appreciation for convenience of existing doctor’s offices and pediatric care in the neighborhood.
- Strong concerns about parking, traffic, and noise from the hospital.
- Desirable aspects of the existing neighborhood include high quality architecture, quiet walkable streets with nearby transit and amenities.
- Very high levels of concern for the traffic, parking, and noise impacts of new development.
- High levels of support for new, high-quality housing for families, seniors, and couples including condominiums, move up or down buyers, and luxury housing.
- Strong desire to have all new land uses parked on-site.
- Strong desire for new development to be consistent with the quality and character of existing neighborhood architecture.
Below, find a description of the Planning and Review process for the 3700 California Project.
EIR certified February 27, 2020
Project CU/PUD approved by Planning Commission on February 27, 2020 by 6-0 vote
San Francisco Chronicle article on Project approval
Planning Commission DEIR hearing held September 19, 2019
Comment period closed September 24, 2019
See DEIR and related notices
TMG Partners with Grosvenor Americas announce partnership
CPMC begins hospital relocation March 2019
A draft EIR will be released this June (2019)
UAC Meeting March 2019 with project and hospital closure update
Slides from Presentation
Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report Released September 19, 2018
Scoping comments accepted until October 19, 2018
Notice of Preparation of an EIR
EE and PPA processing with City of San Francisco, May 2018
Questions or comments, please contact us at:
- TMG Partners
- re: 3700 California
- 100 Bush Street, 26th Floor
- San Francisco, CA 94104