Project Overview

The Dogpatch Community Task Force process afforded an opportunity for UCSF, neighbors and City staff to engage in frank, unvarnished conversations regarding one of the most historic and iconic neighborhoods in San Francisco. UCSF recognizes and appreciates the hard work, thoughtful dialogue and spirit of cooperation evidenced by neighbors to ensure that Dogpatch is a safe, vibrant and welcoming community. Over eight months, these discussions led to neighbor approval of a $10.55 million cushioning investment that will address potential effects of proposed UCSF projects on the neighborhood:

  • Esprit Park Renovation: $5 million
  • The Dogpatch Community Hub: $4.2 million
  • 22nd Street Stair Connector: $500,000
  • Caltrain Gateway: $250,000
  • Traffic Signal at 18th and Minnesota Streets: $600,000

The Dogpatch Community Task Force had 26 members including UCSF Community Advisory Group (CAG) members, Dogpatch and Potrero Hill residents and merchants, representatives of city agencies and UCSF staff. Organizations represented on the task force included the Dogpatch Neighborhood AssociationDogpatch Business AssociationPotrero Boosters Neighborhood AssociationPotrero Dogpatch Merchants Association and the Dogpatch Northwest Potrero Green Benefit District.

This community process focused on examining the collective impacts of UCSF’s presence in the neighborhood, determining solutions and identifying neighborhood improvements. Additional information is available in DCTF Frequently Asked Questions. These are the two proposed UCSF developments discussed:

Task Force Final Report

Dogpatch Community Task Force: Project Summary and Cushioning Action Plan

In October 2017, following eight months of meetings and negotiations, UCSF issued a final report on the Dogpatch Community Task Force.

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Community Involvement

Meetings with the Task Force

April 24, 2017
Task Force Meeting 6
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February 22, 2017
Task Force Meeting 5
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January 19, 2017
Task Force Meeting 4
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November 28, 2016
Task Force Meeting 3
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October 24, 2016
Task Force Meeting 2
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September 29, 2016
Task Force Meeting 1
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Leah Pimentel
Assistant Director, Community Relations
Community & Government Relations
University of California, San Francisco
3333 California Street, Suite 103 | San Francisco, CA 94118-0462
tel: 415/514-2651 | fax: 415/476-3541
Email: [email protected]


Community & Government Relations Projects

UCSF is engaged in a variety of ongoing projects designed to enhance the campus and medical center, and better serve both patients and the greater community. When we embark on any project, planning always includes engagement with the local community.