Transbay Neighborhood

The new Transbay neighborhood will be the bustling heart of San Francisco, radiating from the new Transit Center. Roughly bounded by Market Street on the north, the Embarcadero on the east, Folsom Street on the south, and Hawthorne Street to the west, the District’s gracious sidewalks and public plazas will be filled with pedestrians day and night. The District’s buildings, while great in stature, will engage the street at a distinctly human scale and create comfortable and engaging urban spaces.

The Transit Center District Plan and the Transbay Redevelopment Plan are the essential implementing documents for the new Transbay neighborhood. Highlights of these Plans include:

  • More than 6 million square feet of new downtown office space in a high-density commercial core surrounding the new Transbay Transit Center.
  • Nearly 4,400 units of new housing, 1,200 of which will be permanently affordable.
  • Approximately 100,000 square feet of new retail space, much of it in the Transbay Transit Center, for the use of residents, workers, commuters and travelers alike.
  • Nearly 1,000 new hotel rooms.
  • A dramatic new skyline punctuated by a limited number of taller buildings, including a 1,070-foot-tall Transbay Tower, the tallest in San Francisco, adjacent to the Transbay Transit Center.
  • Wide sidewalks with landscaping, lighting, seating, and pedestrian amenities.
  • Mid-block crossings keyed to alleyway systems and other pedestrian safety improvements.
  • Safe and convenient bicycle lanes.
  • More than 11 acres of new public parks and open space, including the Transit Center’s 5.4-acre rooftop park.

According to the San Francisco Planning Department, the Transit Center District Plan and the Transbay Redevelopment Plan will generate more than $2.7 billion in net additional public funding for the construction of the Transbay Program and affordable housing in the Transbay neighborhood. Together, the Plans will generate more than 25,000 construction job-years and 27,000 permanent jobs.

To review the Transbay Redevelopment Plan, please click here.

To review the Transit Center District Plan, please click here.

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