San Francisco’s downtown area is currently going through an unprecedented, skyline redefining transformation. So many incredible developers and architects are in the process of leaving their mark on this city and it’s all happening or will be happening within roughly one square mile south of Market St in the downtown areas known as the Transbay District, Rincon Hill, and Central SOMA shown in the map below.

Major redevelopment area broadly referred to as SOMA

To get a better idea of what is and will be happening in downtown San Francisco, check out the video below created by SteelBlue that highlights just the activity in the Transbay Redevelopment District:

Tracking San Francisco’s Development

As many of our longtime readers here at Adventures In CRE know, I have recently moved to San Francisco. Given that this is such a unique time for the city and there are so many amazing projects happening all around, I thought it would be interesting to track them and keep those of our readers who are interested informed of what is going on.

Downtown San Francisco Development Interactive Map – WIP

Below is an interactive Google map that is the major component of this new initiative. It will be continually built upon over the next few months and will soon show all the major developments that have happened since the turn of the millennium, are happening currently, and will be happening  in downtown San Francisco. This is an ongoing work in progress, but I thought it was at a good point to share with our readers and that it would be interesting to watch as it slowly expands and becomes more comprehensive.

Map Overview

To use the map simply click on any of the shapes and you will be able to view high level information as well as renderings/photos from the projects. Once you have clicked on a shape, the project’s information plus an image of the selected project will be to the left of the map. You can scroll down to see the project information and also click on the image you see in the top left to view a mini image album of renderings and / or photos.

Map Legend

completed  –  Completed Projects

under-construction  –  Projects Currently Under Construction

yet-to-break-ground  –  Projects Yet to Break Ground

future-park  –  Future Proposed Park

Wrap Up

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About the Author: Michael has spent a decade managing, consulting, and working in various capacities on more than $7BN worth of real estate opportunities. Most recently, he worked at Hines managing large-scale development projects in San Francisco. Michael is currently the Chief Operating Officer and member of the founding team at Stablewood Properties. Michael has both an MBA and Master in Real Estate with a concentration in Real Estate Finance from Cornell University.