Mission Bay San Francisco | California

Mission Bay is one of the most significant redevelopment projects in the United States. A collaboration between City of San Francisco and Catellus Development Corporation, Mission Bay is located adjacent to the AT&T Park and close to SOMA and the Financial District. This former rail yard has emerged as a thriving waterfront mixed-use community.

Project Experience Sheet

Project Summary

  • 303 acres
  • Dense, urban mixed-use development
  • Served by multiple modes of transit:  light rail, Caltrain, bike share 
  • 6,000 residential units (28% affordable)
  • 5 million square feet of commercial space anchored by UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and a 43-acre bio-tech research campus for the University of California at San Francisco
  • 100,000 square feet of retail space
  • A 500-room hotel
  • A public school site
  • Police and fire stations
  • 50 acres of parks and open spa

Project Highlights

  • In 1998, Catellus received unanimous approval from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for the development of Mission Bay. • As part of the master developer team, Catellus coordinated the development of public infrastructure, including: 1,000 linear feet of new roads, 350,000 square feet of new parks, 400,000 square feet of new parks featuring recreational sports and boating facilities, a fiber optic, open-architecture network of broadband communications for high-speed voice, data and video communications
  • Following extensive environmental assessments, Catellus prepared the Risk Management Plan for the development of Mission Bay. Implementation of the plan’s requirements provided for successful development within an environmentally challenging brownfield site. 
  • Planning and regulatory control over the Mission Bay project is exercised by many governmental agencies. Land in the project area is under private, city and port ownership. Some land is subject to the public trust (with oversight by the State Lands Commission).