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Parnassus Heights Revitalization

UCSF is re-envisioning our historic campus with state-of-the-art facilities that will help us continue driving world-renowned innovation in research, education, and care delivery for decades to come. Download documents related to the project, read through comments from the plan’s supporters, or browse the latest news below.

If you’re interested in the revitalization of UCSF’s Parnassus Heights Campus and New Hospital, you can sign up for neighborhood updates or to become an advocate. Sign up to stay informed


New Hospital Draft Environmental Impact Report

A Draft Environmental Impact Report has been published for the New Hospital at Parnassus Heights project (NHPH). The Draft EIR analyzes potential environmental impacts that would result from implementing the NHPH. This document is available for the full 60-day public review period under CEQA. The comment period begins December 16, 2021 and will run through February 14, 2022.

UCSF will host a public hearing on the NHPH Draft EIR to receive oral public comment.  Register for the meeting at

Draft EIR CEQA Public Notices



The Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan

The Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan presents a bold vision for the future of the historic UCSF Parnassus Heights campus. Read the full plan

Final Environmental Impact Report

The Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) for the Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan (CPHP) consists of Volume 1Volume 2, Supplement No. 1 and Errata.

Memorandum of Understanding

UCSF and the City and County of San Francisco have a Memorandum of Understanding outlining a set of community benefits to accompany our Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan. The MOU includes commitments to transportation, open space, affordable housing, workforce development, and behavioral health. Read the document

Community Meetings

If you missed a community meeting, you can review prior meeting presentations to find out what was discussed. See meeting presentations on the Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan or the New Hospital at Parnassus Heights.



The Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan is supported by many neighbors, patients, health advocates and community groups, including:


  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier
  • State Senator Scott Wiener
  • Assemblymember Phil Ting
  • Assemblymember David Chiu
  • Assemblymember Kevin Mullin
  • Assemblymember Marc Levine
  • San Francisco Elected Officials London Breed, Myrna Melgar, Catherine Stefani and Ahsha Safai
  • SPUR
  • San Francisco Marin Medical Society
  • Hospital Council Northern & Central California, SF Section
  • California Life Sciences Association
  • California Pharmacists Association
  • SF Bay Area Physician Assistants
  • Golden-Gate Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
  • Mission Hiring Hall
  • Charity Cultural Services Center
  • Grow SF
  • SF Bicycle Coalition
  • SF Housing Action Coalition
  • Inner Sunset Park Neighbors Board of Directors
  • Haight Ashbury Neighbors for Density
  • SF Westside Transportation and Accessibility Coalition
  • SF Urban Riders
  • The Bay Area Council
  • SF Chamber of Commerce
  • SF African American Chamber of Commerce
  • SF Chinese Chamber of Commerce
  • SF Filipino American Chamber of Commerce
  • SF Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
  • Alumni Association of UCSF

Parnassus Heights Neighbors

“The campus is an important part of our neighborhood, and needs continual attention to remain a good setting for both community and science. The long-span and ambitious scope of the CPHP are admirable and appropriate for this world-class institution.” 

Kevin Hart
Inner Sunset neighbor, UCSF Community Advisory Group member

“The plan was developed with the input from myself and neighbors like me and is reflective of both the University’s mission and priorities and the community interests and benefits for my community. My experience in this process has been tremendously positive. The UCSF Team has committed to an inclusive and responsive process. As a leading, world renowned medical center and teaching university campus, I strongly feel it is vital for UCSF to implement this master plan to grow and attract doctors and researchers. The vision of the campus is beautiful and exciting, transforming this site into a true university hospital and research campus.”

Donald Luu
Forest Hill neighbor, UCSF Advisory Committee member

“As the community engagement process has progressed, and varied community voices have been heard, my sense is that UCSF has listened to community input and become increasingly responsive, thoughtful and creative in its responses, for example with respect to housing — proposing more housing on the Aldea site and along 4th Street (both of which I strongly support), offering to work with the City to support increased housing on the West side of San Francisco, plus other approaches to increasing workforce housing opportunities.”

Jeanne Myerson
Cole Valley neighbor, UCSF Advisory Committee member


“UCSF is a powerful contributor within San Francisco’s economic and social landscape. As a top job creator and the second largest employer in the City and County, UCSF contributes to San Francisco’s energy and 'innovation ecosystem,' attracting world-class talent to live, work, and study. As San Francisco recovers from the economic toll of COVID-19, UCSF’s thirty-year plan will be a key economic driver in rebuilding our workforce.”

San Francisco Filipino American Chamber of CommerceWebsite

“The UCSF Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan improves upon the existing condition of the campus by drastically increasing the amount of housing on-site, expanding medical and research capacity with new state-of-the-art facilities, and improving the public realm for the community. On behalf of the Bay Area Council, we urge you to support this project.”

Bay Area Council

“San Francisco Marin Medical Society is pleased to support the proposed Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan. It is our belief that this redevelopment is necessary if the physician community that we represent is to continue to provide excellent care to San Francisco and Marin Counties.”

San Francisco Marin Medical Society


"As a parent, UCSF is where I bring my child when she is sick. As a physician, I am amazed by the skill and compassion of the nurses, physicians, therapists, and staff who all work together to take care of some of the most ill patients in California. As a researcher, I am proud to be part of a team advancing how we will take care of patients tomorrow."

Sachin Shah, MD, MPH
UCSF Assistant Professor of Medicine and Patient

“As an institution that serves the people of San Francisco in many ways (including a strong partnership with the City and County of San Francisco to address the Covid-19 crisis in which we have been far more successful than any other major city in the US as a result of this close partnership) and that is a major economic engine for the City, we need to modernize our campus to support our work now and into the future.”

Steven Pantilat, MD
Parnassus Heights neighbor, UCSF Professor of Medicine 

“The facilities at UCSF are outdated and are in desperate need of being upgraded. I'm very excited about the careful and thoughtful plans to have the campus buildings and facilities match the special excellence of its faculty, staff, and trainees.”

Ellen Haller, MD
Parnassus Heights neighbor, UCSF Professor Emeritus