As UCSF continues to grow its presence down in the Mission Bay neighborhood, the school is also making plans for the future of its Laurel Heights land. Although no definitive use for the 10.3 acre property has been announced, UCSF yesterday finalized SKS Partners and Prado Group as the developers for the site. They were chosen from among five teams that submitted proposals. The property currently holds 447,000 square feet of buildings and could remain as office space, but it is also zoned for at least 550 and possibly as many as 700 units of housing.
The site sits on prime land at California Street and Presidio Avenue, across the street from the Jewish Community Center. According to UCSF, the developers were chosen for their track record of working closely with community members and neighbors. Prado Group's most recent major project as a developer was the 38 Dolores apartments and Whole Foods building near Market Street. Prado Group is also developing 1266-1270 9th Avenue, a mixed use development in the Inner Sunset. SKS Partners is responsible for numerous office, retail and residential buildings, including the 425,000 square foot 888 Brannan office space.