Below is a Notice of Availability regarding the seismic retrofit of Buildings 9, 10, and 13, as well as the construction of a new two-story building. Beginning Monday, May 11, 2009, copies of the Environmental Assessment can be downloaded from our website at: www.sanfrancisco.va.gov . Click on the Environmental Assessment link on the left side of the page. (Note: The EA is 15 MB.)
Copies of the EA are also available for review between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the SFVAMC, Bldg. 3, Engineering Office and the Anza Branch of the San Francisco Public Library (550 37th Avenue). A notice of this will also run in the SF Chronicle from May 11-15, 2009.
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
BUILDINGS 9, 10, 13 SEISMIC UPGRADES
& CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDING 22
SAN FRANCISCO VA MEDICAL CENTER (SFVAMC)
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the preparation and availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed construction associated with the seismic upgrades of Buildings 9, 10, and 13 on the SFVAMC campus. The SFVAMC is located at 4150 Clement Street on a 29-acre site in northwest San Francisco and is a major tertiary care facility that serves as a VA regional referral center for specialized medical and surgical programs.
The proposed action involves conducting a seismic retrofit of Buildings 9, 10, and 13, as well as construction of a new two story 8,600 gross square foot building (4,500 square foot first story and 4,100 square foot second story). This new building (Building 22) would be constructed between Building 9 and Building 10, and once constructed, would provide an interior connection between the two existing buildings. Retrofitting activities at Building 9, Building 10 and Building 13 would primarily involve foundation reinforcement of these buildings. Building 9 and Building 10 are currently used to provide Hoptel services to Veterans seeking medical care at the SFVAMC, while Building 13 houses the Center for Imaging of Neuro-Degenerative Diseases.
Topics addressed in the EA include aesthetics, air quality, community services and utilities, cultural resources, floodplains, wetlands, watersheds, rivers, lakes, coastal zone; geology and soils, hydrology and water quality, land use, noise, socioeconomics, solid/hazardous waste, transportation and parking, and vegetation and wildlife.
Copies of the EA are available for review between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the SFVAMC, Bldg. 3, Engineering Office and the Anza Branch of the San Francisco Public Library (550 37th Avenue). The EA can also accessed on line at http://www.sanfrancisco.va.gov/..
All inquiries should be directed to:
John Pechman, Project Engineer
San Francisco VA Medical Center
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 221-4810 Ext 4600
The VA will consider public comments submitted during the 30-day review period. The public is invited to submit comments on the EA. Comments may be submitted by mail to the above address and must be postmarked no later than June 11, 2009.
Judi A. Cheary
Director of Public Affairs
San Francisco VAMC
4150 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94121