The Conco Companies, along with Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd. were awarded the contract for the 250,000 square-foot Van Ness Medical Office Building currently under development. The project was designed by Boulder Associates architectural firm and is targeting LEED Silver certification. Construction on the project began in 2015 and the building is expected to open in late 2018.
Located on the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Cathedral Hill campus, the $168 million project will consist of nine stories above grade, street level retail and six levels of below-grade parking for 383 cars. The project’s design elements include four green roof gardens that will provide the Van Ness Medical building with 25,000 square feet of green space. During the course of the project Conco will use approximately 4,500,000 lbs. of reinforcing steel.
Using a Lean Construction delivery process, Conco, in conjunction with Pankow, is utilizing 3D BIM (Building Information Modeling) programs to improve efficiency by coordinating all design disciplines and minimizing constructability issues. The project is 100 % modeled
Once the building opens, it will house physician offices and ambulatory medical care. Although already half of the center is pre-leased by CPMC and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, there will also be space available for private physicians. Furthermore, to ensure convenient access to the new 700,000-square-foot acute-care hospital under construction across the street, a pedestrian tunnel is planned for underneath Van Ness Avenue.