Project Overview

As housing prices in San Francisco have skyrocketed, UCSF remains committed to finding solutions to keep it affordable for its graduate students and trainees. A recent study showed that housing on its Parnassus and Mission Bay campus sites only meets about 32 percent of the total need.  This site, along with our recent partnership with Hastings Law School, could significantly reduce housing constraints for students.

UCSF is evaluating all options for creating new housing that both adds to the University’s overall affordable housing options and simultaneously lessens the UCSF community’s reliance on the city’s general rental market.

In 2015, UCSF purchased three properties from a single owner near its Mission Bay campus as a potential site for student and trainee housing. The parcels at 566, 590 and 600 Minnesota Street, in the Dogpatch neighborhood, contained aging warehouses that the University is replacing with student/trainee housing.

UCSF has worked with neighbors in the Dogpatch area following standard protocols for public engagement to assess plans for the property. UCSF has designated the site for student/training housing in accordance with environmental review and analysis completed under CEQA. This project is scheduled to open in 2019.

Read the latest news about the project:

UC Regents Approve Building Plans for 3 Projects in Mission Bay, Dogpatch
May 19, 2017

Learn more about the campus housing issues at UCSF »

Community Involvement

Meetings with the Community

December 7, 2017
Community Meeting No. 4

April 10, 2017
Community Meeting No. 3

February 6, 2017
Community Meeting No. 2

August 17, 2016
Community Meeting No. 1

Meetings with Neighborhood Organizations

May 9, 2017
Neighborhood Organization Meeting No. 2

April 25, 2017
Neighborhood Organization Meeting No. 1


Ellie Rossiter
Executive Director, Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships
Community & Government Relations
University of California, San Francisco
490 Illinois Street, Floor 11, Box 0462 | San Francisco, CA 94143
tel: 415/699-0501
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.