Master Plan Project Construction Update • April 15

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

We want to inform you about the start of interior construction activity at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland that will begin the week of April 15, 2019. We do not believe this interior work will cause noise or other issues for our neighbors, but want to ensure you are informed throughout the process.

The first stage will involve the demolition of interior spaces along our older 52nd Street hospital building, between Dover Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.  This work is a continuation of the Phase 1 Master Plan that was approved by the City in 2015.

During this time, we will be closing the sidewalk directly adjacent to the hospital, from Dover Street to our main entrance near Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. This closure is necessary to allow Swinerton construction workers to use that area for debris removal.

While the demolition and construction is underway, this effort will cause the temporary loss of five existing parking spaces, and may minimally impact traffic flow on 52nd Street, as we will use a narrow portion of one lane for a temporary sidewalk to ensure people can still use that side of the street and easily access the hospital.

The demolition process, which will remove interiors on each floor of the hospital, is estimated for completion by the end of 2019. The work will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Once completed, the remodel of our new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, pharmacy and other support services – as well as other improvements for patients and staff – will commence, slated for completion by late 2020. We will update you on that schedule as we know more.

Again, we do not believe the interior demolition and future interior construction will cause noise or other issues for neighbors, but we want you to be aware of it.

If you have any issues or concerns after construction has begun, please contact us on our neighborhood community hotline 510-992-3421 or contact Doreen Moreno, Manager of Government and Community relations at  If you want to know more about the project or sign up for electronic updates, visit