San Francisco’s spirit of innovation and opportunity is captured in the story of Mission Bay. Once an abundant saltwater marsh, the area offered a generous food supply and served as a hub for native cultures.
As San Francisco grew, Mission Bay quickly became a major shipping port and shipyard, filled with foundries, warehouses and factories. Thus it remained until a redevelopment plan was born in the late 1990s that continues to reshape the neighborhood.
The Mission Bay Project is San Francisco’s largest urban development project since the construction of Golden Gate Park. Major businesses like Uber, The Gap and UCSF’s newest research campus have taken root in the neighborhood, while developers are creating thousands of residential units and business owners eagerly seek to set up shop. Parks bookend One Mission Bay and outdoor spaces are planned for the near future.
This is San Francisco’s neighborhood to watch.