The new California Pacific Medical Center campus on Geary and Van Ness is still two years from opening, but TMG Partners recently submitted preliminary project assessment plans to the city of San Francisco for redevelopment of the California campus in Presidio Heights once it is vacated in 2019.
CPMC selected TMG Partners in 2015 to develop the site at 3700 California Street. TMG has spent the intervening time collecting community feedback and working with neighborhood associations and the city to create a plan that fits in seamlessly. They’ve been working closely with Robert A.M. Stern Architects on the design work.
The 3700 California project, according to the project’s website, will be entirely residential. There are no plans, at this time, for commercial components. TMG is hoping to orient the redevelopment towards family housing. 80% of the approximately 250 housing units planned are being designed with two or more bedrooms. Twenty-six units are single family occupancy, while the rest will be apartments. Open spaces and other amenities are planned, as well as below ground parking with enough spaces for two vehicles per housing unit. Building heights are anticipated to range between three and seven stories. Placement of buildings on site are as close to current building heights as possible, for minimal disturbance of the skyline to those already living in the area.
While most of the hospital buildings will be torn down once CPMC has vacated the property, TMG Partners is planning to save two of the buildings on the site. The Marshall Hale building will be converted into residential units. Plans for the residential building at 401 Cherry call for a renovation, but to leave current residents in place.
Overall, CPMC is happy with the plans put forward by TMG Partners.
“TMG has been an ideal development partner,” Jenifer Turnbull, their vice president of facility development said in a press release issued shortly after the plans were submitted. “They have closely and carefully worked with the local community to develop a well-supported project of which CPMC/Sutter Health is proud.”