Mission Bay South

Mission Bay is a public-private partnership that has allowed for the transformation of the formerly-underutilized Southern Pacific  railyards and surrounding properties into a new San Francisco neighborhood. The Mission Bay North Redevelopment Plan and the Mission Bay South Redevelopment Plan (the “Mission Bay Plans”), and their accompanying documents, were approved in November 1998. Mission Bay North is located between Townsend Street and the Mission Creek Channel and extends from 3rd Street to 7th Street. Mission Bay South extends from Mission Creek Channel to the north to Mariposa Street to the south, and from Interstate 280 to the west to the San Francisco Bay to the east.

Development in Mission Bay is controlled by the Mission Bay Plans, along with the Mission Bay North Design for Development document and the Mission Bay South Design for Development document, which lay out the development standards and guidelines for new buildings. Design review in Mission Bay follows the Design Review and Document Approval Procedures. The redevelopment of Mission Bay is also governed by the Mission Bay North Owner Participation Agreement and the Mission Bay South Owner Participation Agreement, both between the Redevelopment Agency of the City and County of San Francisco (now OCII) and the original master developer and property owner, Catellus Development Corporation (the agreements are now held by FOCIL-MB LLC), and, by the Mission Bay North Interagency Cooperation Agreement and the Mission Bay South Interagency Cooperation Agreement, in which City and County of San Francisco departments commit to implementing the Mission Bay North Infrastructure Plan and the Mission Bay South Infrastructure Plan.

Mission Bay South is a new, 238-acre, mixed-income, transit-oriented residential, commercial and institutional redevelopment district. It includes a new, neighborhood retail street along 4th Street from Mission Creek Park to the Mission Bay Commons, surrounded by several blocks of mid-rise and low-rise multifamily residential buildings. It also includes the University of California San Francisco Medical Campus and Medical Center, the Chase Center, and several blocks of office, biotech and hotel uses. Mission Bay South has been developed concurrently with the Third Street Light Rail Project, a local transit line constructed along Third Street in Mission Bay South that connects southeastern San Francisco neighborhoods to downtown San Francisco and Chinatown. At completion, the development program for Mission Bay South will include a variety of land uses as shown in approximate figures in the table below. Additional information on the status of each category is available by clicking the links below.

Total Housing

3,571 units

Affordable Housing

1,218 units

Parks and Open Space

34 acres

Commercial and Institutional

6.1 million square feet and 429 hotel rooms

For more information regarding this project area, contact Gretchen Heckman, Project Manager at Gretchen.Heckman@sfgov.org.

Mission Bay Commercial Industrial District
Mission Bay South Residential District
Block 1 One Mission Bay Rendering, Credit: Arquitectonica
Block 1 One Mission Bay
Mission Creek Channel
Park 18 Water Pump Station