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

In October 2017, following eight months of meetings and negotiations, UCSF issued a final report on the Dogpatch Community Task Force: Read the Project Summary and Cushioning Action Plan

Community Involvement

Final Meeting:

DCTF Meeting #6: Monday, April 24, 2017, 6:30 pm
UCSF at Mission Bay, Genentech Hall, Room N-114

2017.4.24 DCTF Meeting #6 Agenda

2017.4.24 DCTF Meeting #6 Presentation

2017.4.24 DCTF #6 Meeting Summary

DCTF Meeting #5: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2017.2.22 DCTF Meeting #5 Agenda

2017.2.22 DCTF Meeting #5 Presentation

2017.2.22 Dogpatch Potrero Hill Road Map to Project Locations - Neighbor Presentation

2017.2.22 Dogpatch Potrero Hill Project Profiles Summary - Neighbor Handout

UCSFDogpatch Meeting Graphic 2.22.17

2017.2.22 DCTF #5 Meeting Summary

DCTF Meeting #4: Thursday, January 19, 2017

2017.1.19 DCTF Meeting #4 Agenda

2017.1.19 DCTF Meeting Presentation

2017.01.19 City Planning Central Waterfront Public Realm Plan Presentation

2017.1.19 Neighbor Presentation #1: Needs/Requests Related to UCSF Expansion into Dogpatch

2017.1.19 Neighbor Presentation #2: Dogpatch/Potrero Development Mitigation

2017.1.19 Dogpatch Neighbor - Summary Project Descriptions Handout

2017.1.19 Dogpatch Neighbor - Scorecard Handout

2017.1.19 UCSF Dogpatch Meeting Graphic Handout (update)

2017.1.19 UCSF Student Trainee Profile Handout

2017.1.19 DCTF #4 Meeting Summary

DCTF Meeting #3: Monday, November 28, 2016

2016.11.28 DCTF Meeting Agenda

2016.11.28 DCTF Meeting Presentation

2016.11.28 DCTF Neighbor Handout

2016.11.28 UCSF Dogpatch Property Matrix Handout

2016.11.28 UCSF Dogpatch Meeting Graphic Handout

2016.11.28 DCTF #3 Meeting Summary

DCTF Meeting #2: Monday, October 24, 2016

2016.10.24 DCTF Meeting Agenda

2016.10.24 DCTF Meeting Presentation

2016.10.24 DCTF #2 Meeting Summary

Kick-off Meeting: Thursday, September 29, 6:30 pm

2016.9.29 DCTF Meeting Agenda

2016.9.29 DCTF Meeting Presentation

2016.9.29 DCTF #1 Meeting Summary

The Dogpatch Community Task Force was formed to identify and discuss potential impacts of UCSF’s proposed development in the Dogpatch neighborhood and to determine steps to help mitigate them.  UCSF initiated a series of public meetings over eight months with the task force composed of Dogpatch and Potrero Hill neighbors and merchants, city staff and UCSF.

Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
  • Monday, October 24, 2016
  • Monday, November 28, 2016
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Monday, April 24, 2017

All meetings held at 6:30 PM at UCSF at Mission Bay, Genentech Hall, Room N-114. All meetings were noticed via electronic distribution, newspaper publications and postcard mailings, inviting the public to join in the conversation.

Parking & Transit

UCSF Mission Bay Campus is accessible using the MUNI T-Third light rail line and bus #55. Parking was provided for those with vehicles, at no charge in the 3rd St. Garage along 4th Street, one block north of 16th Street. Free parking vouchers were provided.


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 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.