The future UCSF Child, Teen and Family Center and Department of Psychiatry Building will be located at 2130 Third Street in San Francisco's historic Dogpatch neighborhood. This site, one block south of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco and two blocks south of the UCSF Mission Bay campus, will allow the department to integrate its clinical, training, and research facilities in one building, and will allow patients and families the ability to participate in cutting-edge clinical research at a single location in close proximity to wet research labs at Mission Bay.
The site comprises approximately half of the 2100 block of Third Street, and is bounded by Third Street (east), Tennessee Street (west), and 18th Street (north). The southern portion of the site is bounded by existing buildings on the other half of the block. It is directly served by the Muni T-Third light rail line and the 22-Fillmore bus line, and campus shuttle service will be extended to offer frequent connections to the Mission Bay campus transit hub.
The property is part of three zoning areas with different maximum height allowances. Although the university is not bound by city planning ordinances as a state institution, UCSF is committed to working with city officials and neighborhood groups to stay within the normal zoning allowances when feasible. This means the building will vary in height from three to five above-ground stories depending on which portion of the site it is on. There is also a gentle upwards slope to the southwest across the entire site.