Public Scoping Meeting announcement (3megabyte file, Please use zoom feature of Adobe reader to view document) 


April 2006 Neighborhood Forum - April 13, 2006 featuring Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi



Cathedral Hill:

One of San Francisco's most diverse and rapidly growing neighborhoods


Known for Japantown, historical churches, and the vibrant Fillmore and Polk Street shopping areas, Cathedral Hill is also home to thousands of homeowners, residents of retirement and assisted-living facilities, and tenants. In fact, our dynamic 36-square-block neighborhood is one of the most densely populated areas in San Francisco.


Now, we all face a serious challenge


California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), part of the huge Sutter Health corporation, does not think we are a neighborhood.  They want to build a massive medical campus on the site of the Cathedral Hill Hotel, claiming that we are a “non-residential area” to justify their plan. They are asking for planning permission to:

·         Begin a five-year demolition and construction process, with extended hours (7:00 am to ll:00 pm), commencing in 2006

·         Build a 331-foot-high hospital, nearly three times as high as permitted by the building code, from curb to curb on the current Cathedral Hill Hotel site, in violation of the set-back requirements also provided in the code

·         Build a medical office building across Van Ness, and tunnel under the street to connect the two buildings, which will require street closure during construction

·         Employ 4,000 people on three shifts, while providing less than 1,100 parking places




CPMC has not been a good neighbor in other parts of San Francisco     

·         They have been in disputes for years over congestion, traffic, parking, and noise in all of the their San Francisco campuses

·         They have failed to obtain suitable sites in other areas of the city

·         Now, they want to build a colossal medical campus in our neighborhood by lobbying for exemptions in use, height, and density provisions of the city building code


CPMC Environmental Evaluation Application - Four Campus Master Plan (PDF)

CPMC Environmental Evaluation Application - Proposed Cathedral Hill Campus (PDF)

CPMC Environmental Evaluation Application - Pacific and Davies Campus (PDF)

CPMC Proposed Plans and Drawings (PDF)


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