Mission Bay Map (Image Source: sfgov.org)
Our posts on 255 Berry and the Park Terrace generated some fantastic reader comments (thank you!) with regard to the genesis, evolution, and future of Mission Bay. And while we were going to save a Mission Bay specific post for tomorrow, our readers seem to be a couple of steps ahead (so we’ll try to catch up).
As mentioned, the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency website provides a great primer on the development of Mission Bay which was driven by the Catellus Development Corporation (a spin-off from Southern Pacific) and the City of San Francisco, while West Coast TNDs (“Traditionally Designed Neighborhoods”) provides an interesting profile of the neighborhood:

Mission Bay is a diverse 303-acre mixed-use development located about one mile south of downtown San Francisco that involves the conversion of a former Southern Pacific railyard that once served the city’s ports into a new neighborhood with 6,000 residential units, 800,000 square feet of retail, a 500-unit hotel, a university medical campus and a bio-technology center. In its present state, it is best considered as four separate components—(1) a group of residences and office buildings north of the Mission Creek estuary (next to the SF Giants’ baseball stadium), (2) a huge open area just south of the estuary that someday will be the site for the hotel and about half of the residential units, (3) the UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) medical campus that hopefully will attract private companies and research groups to occupy (4) the corporate science and technology campus at Mission Bay’s southern end.

And while West Coast TNDs overview is slightly dated, it does serve as a great backdrop for the development of the neighborhood, residential buildings (both condos and apartments), and local transit.
255 Berry: Seven Percent Active [SocketSite]
The Park Terrace (325 Berry): Now Selling [SocketSite]
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency: Mission Bay [sfgov.org]
Profile Of Catellus Development Corporation [endgame.org]
West Coast TNDs: Mission Bay [tndwest.com]
UCSF MISSION BAY [ucsf.edu]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by 49Giants

    Judging from the number of comments over the past few months, it looks like Socketsite’s readers are especially interested in and have a lot of information regarding the Rincon Hill area and Mission Bay. It makes for very interesting reading. I likey.
    Paz.

  2. Posted by Anonymous

    I was the Mayor’s Project Manager for the Mission Bay project and wrote two histories of the project for the SPUR newsletter:
    Mission Bay From Railyards to Neighborhood
    http://www.spur.org/newsletters/0805.pdf
    and Managing Public/Private Partnerships 101
    http://www.spur.org/newsletters/0201.pdf

  3. Posted by curmudgeon

    In that case you’re not anonymous David Prowler.
    Good work!

  4. Posted by A

    where does the image above come from?

  5. Posted by Debbie Rio

    Mission Walk is a great oppitunity for native San franciscans to remain living in this and still be able to purchase something affordable,nice and brand new,in a new neighborhood, I am proud to be part of this elite group. My adult son who is not even 30 has been blessed with this buying oppty. No where else would an oppty this great be offered.

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