UCSF Laurel Heights campus [Photo: Bing]
UCSF has put out a request for qualifications for developers to transform its Laurel Heights campus. The 10.3 acre property contains a 447,000 sq.ft. of building space, and is currently zoned for residential development with a 40-foot height limit. UCSF is open to sale of the property or a ground lease agreement, and is floating the idea of reusing the property as offices or knocking it down to make way for condominiums, rental apartments, or senior housing. Zoning could allow 550-700 units. Or maybe they'll just turn it back into a cemetery? The move is seen as part of UCSF's shift toward Mission Bay, with their new $1.6 billion hospital set to open in late 2014. The university is expected to come up with a short list of qualified developers by February 21.
· UC San Francisco puts Laurel Heights campus in play [SF Business Times]
· Hidden Histories: Laurel Hill Cemetery [Curbed SF]