The battle between the California Pacific Medical Center, Board of Supes, union and environmental groups may be over. After almost a year of drama, proposed plans, shot down plans, and revised plans-- today the San Francisco Business Times announced a compromise: The Cathedral Hill complex will be downsized "from a mammoth 555 beds to just 274," and the St. Luke's project, "a CPMC satellite campus in the Mission District — would be expanded from 80 beds to 120." This means the expansion and overhaul of both campuses, which will include seismic upgrades, will offer "38 percent fewer patient rooms" on Cathedral Hill-- with the hopeful result of less traffic and disruption there. Meanwhile, the St. Luke's can offer better services plus employment for union groups, an essential part to reaching compromise. What does this mean for the "boarded up mess" on Geary between Polk and Van Ness, slated for demolition under the original plan? More details to follow as the plan becomes more defined.
· Heard on the Street: City Hall, CP to Announce Cathedral Hill Compromise [SF Business Journal]
· Special Hearing for CPMC Long Range Plan [CurbedSF]
· Why is this Block a Boarded Up Mess? [CurbedSF]