San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is asking California Pacific Medical Center to pay to play on its proposed $1.7 billion Cathedral Hill hospital project, and $800 million in other major construction projects in the city that require San Francisco permits and approvals.
The mayor wants California Pacific, the city’s largest private hospital, to fund $108 million in affordable housing, transit and other community projects in return for the city’s OK on the controversial 555-bed hospital.
“We welcome the mayor’s statement and thank him for his leadership on this issue,” hospital spokesman Kevin McCormack told the San Francisco Business Times early Friday. That said, “We think this is a rather ambitious request of a non-profit hospital trying to meet its legally required seismic obligations.”
No word on whether or not Mayor Lee has recently started frequenting the Buck Tavern.
∙ Hospital approval? That will be $108M, S.F. tells California Pacific [Business Times]
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