• EIR certified and CU/PUD approved by Planning Commission February 27, 2020


The California Hospital Campus of California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) at 3700 California Street will be moving to a new state-of-the-art hospital on Van Ness Avenue in 2019. Planning for the redevelopment of the CPMC site has been ongoing with the community since 2015. In early 2017, a Preliminary Project Application (PPA) and Environmental Evaluation (EE) were submitted to begin the formal City of San Francisco review process. A draft EIR (DEIR) was published on June 13, 2019. A hearing on the DEIR was held in September 2019, and a hearing to certify the final EIR and approve the Project’s CU and PUD was held on February 27, 2020. The Project was approved by a vote of 6-0.

Please visit this website for information, background, and upcoming meetings regarding planning for the reuse of the 3700 California Street hospital property.


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.


TMG Partners

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

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.

“I grew up in this neighborhood and still live here and care deeply about its future and the legacy that we leave through the repurposing of this site.”

Matt Field TMG Partners, San Francisco


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.

Project Schedule

2015: Launch Visioning Process

Establish Visioning Advisory Committee
Stakeholder Outreach and Interviews
Small Community Meetings and Neighborhood Survey
Neighborhood Architectural Study
Architect Selection

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
  • Hospital


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


Community Outreach

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

Planning Commission Study Session held May 16, 2019
Slides from Presentation
SF Business Times article about the hearing

TMG Partners with Grosvenor Americas announce partnership 
Press Release

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



Preliminary Project Application (PPA) and Environmental Evaluation (EE) Summary Submittal to City of San Francisco
Summary Plans
Press Release



Community Open House, Monday April 6, 2016 at Jewish Community Center
Slides from Presentation
Notes from Presentation

Contact Us

Questions or comments, please contact us at:

  • TMG Partners
  • re: 3700 California
  • 100 Bush Street, 26th Floor
  • San Francisco, CA 94104
  • 415-772-5900
  • 3700california@tmgpartners.com

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