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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 10:58 PM
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UCSF Laurel Heights project approved

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... the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan to transform the UCSF Laurel Heights campus into a 744-unit housing and retail complex.

... the proposal includes 186 affordable units for seniors, a child care facility, 5 acres of open space and 35,000 square feet of retail.

The project would be one of the largest built in that area of the city, which includes wealthy neighborhoods that have resisted both affordable and market-rate housing in recent decades.

Though opponents can still file a lawsuit over the project, the developer has a secret weapon: The proposal is covered under a state law that would speed up any court challenge to 270 days. The development team, San Francisco-based Prado Group and SKS Partners, hopes to break ground by early 2021, after UCSF, which occupies the hulking office building now on the site, moves its employees to Mission Bay next year.
... trees ... took up the bulk of the discussion Tuesday night. ...the UCSF campus ... has long been treated as an unofficial play space and dog park.

The developers emphasized that the project would be tree-friendly. Though a total of 226 existing trees will be axed, 512 new trees will be planted, including 88 street trees next to the property. ...
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