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.
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. A draft EIR is expected to be released in 2019.
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
- Visioning /
- City / Public
VISIONING ADVISORY COMMITTEE (VAC)
The development team worked during 2015, 2016, and 2017 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.
The planning and review process for 3700 California Street will take place over the next few years. Check here for ongoing updates with opportunities for public participation, input and document review.
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
Community Open House, Monday April 6, 2016 at Jewish Community Center
See slides from presentation here.
See notes from presentation here.
Questions or comments, please contact us at:
- TMG Partners
- re: 3700 California
- 100 Bush Street, 26th Floor
- San Francisco, CA 94104