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San Francisco's Mission Bay Lands $10 Million Transportation Grant

By UCSF News Office | July 3, 2012

San Francisco's Mission Bay Lands $10 Million Transportation Grant

Celebrating a $10 million grant for transportation improvements at Mission Bay, are, from left, Mayor Ed Lee, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Tiffany Bohee, executive director of the Redevelopment Agency for the City and County of San Francisco.

Under sunny skies at UCSF Mission Bay on June 22, Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, joined House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to celebrate a $10 million federal grant for transportation improvements at Mission Bay.

The grant will create the transportation infrastructure critical for ensuring access to the cutting-edge research and patient care programs at UCSF Mission Bay, including UCSF’s new 289-bed hospital complex, which will provide services to women, children and cancer patients. Construction of the medical center complex is well underway and scheduled to open in early 2015.

UCSFDemocratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says the $10 million commitment for transportation at Mission Bay will create jobs in San Francisco.
The grant also will fund other Mission Bay improvements, such as completing the street additions, highway off-ramps, bike lanes, pedestrian walkways, and transit additions necessary to serve this vibrant — and still growing — neighborhood.

“This is a great day for UCSF Mission Bay and the entire Mission Bay community,” said Desmond-Hellmann.

Held on the outdoor, second-story terrace of Genentech Hall, overlooking the Koret Quad and the newly opened neuroscience building across the campus green, the event provided a moment to take stock in the phenomenal success of UCSF Mission Bay, the entire Mission Bay community and the flourishing biotech zone.

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