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Press Release: UCSF Plan for Re-envisioning the Parnassus Campus

UCSF’s Plan for Re-Envisioning the Parnassus Campus and Upcoming Public Meeting

As a public university, UCSF seeks to improve people’s lives through its worldwide mission of delivering the best patient care, research and teaching – beginning in the city it proudly calls home. From free children’s health screenings to care for the low-income, unhoused and underinsured to biotechnology breakthroughs, we serve an ambitious public mission that spans more than 150 years of San Francisco history.

To meet the evolving needs of the city, community and the University, UCSF launched the Parnassus Heights Re-Envisioning Process to create a Parnassus Heights campus that contributes to the vibrancy and livability of the neighborhood and the broader community. The recently released Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan outlines organizing concepts and design principles to reshape UCSF’s oldest and largest campus over the next several decades.

The vision reflects input from neighbors, community thought leaders, city agency partners, patients and families, and members of our faculty and staff. UCSF convened a Community Working Group, which played a key role in identifying the mutual benefits and shared opportunities that a revitalized Parnassus Heights campus could deliver to our neighbors and the city, such as: reducing traffic congestion along Parnassus Avenue, establishing more publicly accessible open spaces and adding more campus housing to ease the city’s housing pressures.

Stay Involved

We hope you will continue to stay engaged as we explore approaches and solutions that will help UCSF and the community realize the shared opportunities of the new campus.

The transformation of the Parnassus Heights campus is expected to occur over the next few decades. To ensure that the voices of stakeholders continue to be heard, UCSF has established an Advisory Committee for the Future of UCSF Parnassus Heights, comprising community leaders, neighbors, merchants and representatives of city agencies and non-profits.

The public is encouraged to participate in these meetings, which are scheduled on:

October 22, 2019
November 19, 2019
January 8, 2020
February 6, 2020
March 11, 2020

Meetings will be held at Millberry Union, 500 Parnassus Ave. We begin with a dinner meeting for committee members from 6 to 7 p.m., and the public is invited to join at 7 p.m. Activities for children available upon request.
Join our Next Advisory Committee and Public Meeting on UCSF Parnassus Heights

Join us to discuss transportation and mobility around the campus and explore ideas for improvements with our project team, such as creating a new entry experience from the N-Judah stop on Irving Street up to Parnassus Avenue, redirecting delivery trucks to the south end of the campus via a new service corridor, restoring Fourth Avenue and constructing a safer, sheltered pedestrian bridge to cross Parnassus Avenue. Please join us and weigh in!

Calendar Icon Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22
Place: Millberry Union, 500 Parnassus Ave.

If you have questions or concerns about this event, please contact: Lily Wong at or (415) 476-8318.

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