University of California, San Francisco, broke ground in October 1999 on a $1.5 billion biotechnology campus at a 303-acre site in Mission Bay, where Stanford University plans to break ground in 2000 on its own $200 million, 225,000-sf Clark Center for Biomedical Engineering-Mission Bay.
UCSF's first phase will build 600,000 sf in three buildings at a cost of $400 million, with the first building complete in 2002, buildings two and three by June 2003. Labs, classrooms, and administrative offices are included in the planned 2.65 million sf to be completed over the next 10 to 20 years.
Catellus Development Corp. of San Francisco is in charge of the project. Approximately 5 million sf of R&D and office space will surround the UCSF campus.