Sunnyside and City College of San Francisco

City College of San Francisco (CCSF), established in 1935, is multi-cultural community college with campuses all over the city. The Ocean Campus was its first location and sits within Sunnyside’s official boundaries.  Click here for an archive of the posts on this website about CCSF.  Or visit the CCSF website.

Since SNA was founded in 1974, the association has promoted a relationship between the neighborhood of Sunnyside and the college, enhancing mutual understanding and facilitating the flow of information. During 2016 CCSF developed a new plan for future changes on the Ocean Campus, called the Facilities Master Plan.

Preferred draft for Facilities Master Plan, late 2016.
Preferred draft for Facilities Master Plan, late 2016.

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Facilities Master Plan: This plan will guide development over the next several years. More about the process here. Here is the PDF of the current draft plan.

In the past, members of SNA and other Sunnyside residents have been a part of the decision-making process during such revisions. Community workshops soliciting input from residents have taken place during the year. The full schedule of meetings is here (page down).

In the recent Winter 2016 edition of the Sunnyside News, SNA liaison for the project wrote the following article, which was published with the image above.

City College Developing a Master Plan for Ocean Campus

By Andrew Sherman
From Winter 2016 Sunnyside News

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) is preparing a Facilities Master Plan (FMP) to guide development of its campuses over the next 5 to 10 years.

Sunnyside Neighborhood Association members have attended recent work¬shops where the plan was presented and discussed. SNA has long had a relationship with the college as it has grown and changed over the decades. City College is a part of Sunnyside, and residents feel its effects in terms of traffic, congestion, people, open space, or even how we walk to BART.

CCSF owns the former reservoir land bordering Phelan Avenue that is not part of the Balboa Reservoir Project. As part of the plan, a new arts complex would be built there, along with a new parking garage south of Riordan High School. The bungalows to the east of the football field would be replaced with a new multi-story parking structure with access via Ocean Avenue. Additionally, a new Student Center with underground parking is planned for the southwest corner of the campus.

The Child Development Center (on Judson Ave near Phelan) will be torn down, but not until the ongoing litigation is resolved. Any new buildings on Judson would be scaled to the height of residences nearby.

The preferred draft proposal includes new housing for staff on the Judson Hillside and on Havelock Street. (See map above.) SNA has reminded CCSF about the 2005 memorandum of understanding between the college and our association that says the Judson Hillside should remain undeveloped.

The plan includes changes for its Ocean Avenue and Phelan borders. It includes a welcoming design with multiple entrances on Ocean, and aims to connect the parts of the campus on either side of Phelan Avenue. It proposes slightly raised pedestrian crossings on Phelan as a safety feature.

The redesign aims to meet increasing student needs. Work would occur over time, so that the campus can continue to operate during construction.

CCSF doesn’t yet have money or architectural designs, so there is much detailed work yet to be done. The plan is being prepared by Linda Da Silva, Associate Vice Chancellor Facilities, working with tBP/Architecture, Inc., an architectural firm that focuses on educational facilities.

The plan outlines more changes than have been discussed here. There is more information online at: This page contains a form for members of the public to submit their comments. The FMP Working Group plans further public involvement in the New Year. During this phase, January – March 2017, the public are invited to read and submit comments on the draft Facilities Master Plan.