Construction Impacts on UCSF Mission Bay Housing Tenants

The neighborhood surrounding UCSF Mission Bay is undergoing dramatic growth. There are some 60 projects in development over the next few years. While these are exciting times, we want to keep you informed of the various impacts construction may have on our tenants, and whom to contact if you have questions or if you discover that a project is not adhering to required terms.

Various construction projects listed here, if not already underway, will begin shortly and continue through at least 2019. We are providing known and potential impacts that construction may have on parking, commuting, shuttle stops, pedestrian routes, and general living conditions (dust and noise) at Mission Bay. We will make every effort to communicate regularly (via our weekly Tenant Update emails) to keep you informed of neighborhood construction activity.

For the latest information on construction impacts at UCSF, we encourage you to visit this website: http://constructionimpacts.ucsf.edu/.  Here you can also learn about the projects, such as their purpose, costs, design, etc.

View a map of the impacted area: http://campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/upload/cls/files/MB_Projects_FINAL_map3.pdf

UCSF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building
Location: Gene Friend Way and 4th Streets, directly across from UCSF Housing (greatest impact on odd numbered units in 550 Gene Friend Way, and units ending in –01 and –02 in 1560 3rd Street.)
Work hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Start date: July, 2017.
Potential impacts: Parking, traffic, shuttle stops, noise (during allowed hours as noted below).
Website: http://campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/transportation/information/construction_impacts

UCSF BLOCK 33 / 3rd Street
Location: 3rd Street, directly facing UCSF Benioff Medical Center. 
Work hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Potential impacts: No direct construction noise is expected to impact UCSF Housing tenants.  However, construction activities may require Medical Center helicopters flying at low elevations to be routed directly above or near UCSF Housing. Helicopters are scheduled during daytime, but periodic emergency situations may require nighttime flights.
Start date: TBD
Website: https://space.ucsf.edu/block-33


NON-UCSF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Uber Headquarters
Location: 3rd Street, directly facing UCSF Housing (greatest impact on odd numbered units in 1560 3rd Street, and units ending in –01 through –06 in 525 Nelson Rising Lane)
Start date: Work has started. May require some weekend or evening work.
Contact: Terezia Nemeth, Senior Vice President, Development & Community Relations
Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.
1700 Owens Street, Suite 590
San Francisco, CA 94158
415-554-8847.
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Website: http://www.shoparc.com/projects/uber-headquarters/

Warriors Arena / Chase Center
Location: On 3rd Street, diagonally across from UCSF Housing (greatest impact on odd numbered units and ending in -02 in 1560 3rd Street, and odd numbered units in 550 Gene Friend Way)
Start date: Work has started. Includes weekend activity and periods of nighttime work with noise level regulated, as noted below.
Contact: Jim McLamb, Senior Vice President/Project Director
Mortenson Clark Construction
500 Terry A. Francois Blvd, Suite 150
San Francisco CA 94158
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
24/7 Construction Complaint Hotline: (415) 308-1779
Website: http://www.gswconstruction.com

MUNI Train Platform Relocation
Location: 3rd Street, directly across from UCSF Housing (greatest impact on odd numbered units and ending in -02 in 1560 3rd Street)
Overview: The inbound MUNI Platform will be relocated 1 block to the south of its existing location, and increase in length and size to accommodate anticipated event crowds and pedestrians.
Start date: Early 2018.
Impacts: Construction activities include jackhammering, industrial noise, dust, and train schedule disruption. In the long term, post-event arena crowds gathered at Muni T-line platform will cause increases in noise levels affecting UCSF Hearst Tower (1560 3rd Street) tenants.
Contact: TBD
Website: TBD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Construction work in San Francisco in general is allowed during the hours of 7:00AM and 8:00 PM. For more info, go to: https://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/EHSdocs/ehsNoise/GuidelinesNoiseEnforcement.pdf

UCSF’s construction hours include Saturdays (noisy work allowed between 9:00AM and 4:00PM), and earlier/later than 8:00AM to 5:00PM on weekdays if considered “not noisy” work:  80 decibels or lower 100 feet from the property line. Night time activity may occur without permitting when the noise does not exceed 5 decibels (dBA) above the average ambient noise in the neighborhood for night time hours (8:00 PM to 7:00 AM).

The UCSF Housing Agreement has a provision regarding construction:

15. CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES
UCSF is not liable for any inconveniences to Tenant’s property due to construction activities. Construction activities will not be regarded as a reason to terminate this Agreement or a reason to receive a rent reduction.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the impact of Mission Bay construction on your living situation, please contact UCSF Housing Services:  (415) 514-4550, or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

You may also wish to bookmark this website for the latest information: http://constructionimpacts.ucsf.edu/.