UCSF’s presentation suggested that the planned cut areas are inconspicuous from offsite.
This is South Ridge (above). The yellow dots outline the planned Cut Zone. The homes below it are the Forest Knolls neighborhood.
And this shows the Edgewood (and Farnsworth) Cut Zone. Removing that area of forest would integrate the neighborhood into the parking lot, the rear of the hospital, the power plant, and the new stem cell research building (not visible here because the picture predates the construction).
(This picture is taken from UCSF’s own FEMA application; we just added the yellow dots to indicated the Cut Zone.)