SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Supporters and opponents of California Pacific Medical Center’s expansion plan for San Francisco faced off before the Planning Commission Thursday.
It was the first opportunity for public comment since the revised development plan was announced.READ MORE: Suspect In November Smash-and-Grab Robbery At High-End Sneaker Store In Santa Clara Arrested
Last week Mayor Ed Lee and CPMC announced what they called an unprecedented health care agreement to build a new hospital on Van Ness Avenue and make seismic upgrades to St. Luke’s.
KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:
Critics like community activist Calvin Welsh said the agreement comes up short on transportation, affordable housing and downplays neighborhood impacts.READ MORE: Emirates Suspends Flights To SFO As Airlines Raise Concerns About 5G Wireless Rollout
“We are talking about a fundamental change in the health delivery system of the city that will be with us for the next half century,” he argued.
But supporters argue the development will generate jobs and keep patients safe in an earthquake.
Later this month, the Planning Commission will decide whether to approve this $2.5 billion development agreement which includes the new Nine-story hospital at Van Ness and Geary and a promise of $1.1 billion in community benefits.MORE NEWS: East Bay Rep. Jerry McNerney Latest Not To Seek Re-Election To Congress In 2022
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