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The Transformation of SoMa

The New SoMa San Francisco's South of Market district is a unique patchwork of commercial retail, office space, bars, restaurants, and light industrial space with a character all its own. The neighborhood has seen substantial growth in the past few years, with major tech companies setting up headquarters in the once-industrial district. A comprehensive rezoning effort called the Central SoMa Plan has just been approved, and another called the Western SoMa Plan is being analyzed by the Environmental Impact Report board (EIR) to help the growing neighborhood address its housing and transit concerns. CENTRAL AND WESTERN SOMA PLANS On a broad level, the plans call for a total of 13 sub-projects across SoMa that will create a

2018-11-12T14:35:22-08:00October 10th, 2018|Commuter Friendly, Eclectic|

SoMa, South of Market

DETAILS Formerly called "South of the Slot" in reference to the cable cars that ran up and down Market Street, South of Market is a patchwork of warehouses, nightlife, art spaces, high-rise condo and apartment buildings, and technology companies. THE NEIGHBORHOOD Home to dozens of tech startups and multimedia companies, SoMa has a young, edgy vibe. Once an industrial area primarily zoned for commercial use, many of SoMa’s former warehouses and office spaces have been converted into luxury lofts, live-work spaces and apartments. WHAT TO EXPECT SoMa appeals to young professionals who enjoy the neighborhood’s vibe and its convenient proximity to downtown. On SoMa’s smaller side streets,

2018-10-11T20:42:21-07:00March 10th, 2017|Commuter Friendly|

South Beach

DETAILS South Beach, the area south of Market Street nearest the bay, is known for its sunny days, sweeping bay views, and convenient access to the Financial District and SoMa neighborhoods. THE NEIGHBORHOOD Once filled with warehouses, South Beach has been transformed over the last decade into a primarily residential neighborhood with modern apartments and luxury condos. The area has stellar water views, is convenient to the Financial District and SoMa neighborhoods, and is home to Oracle Park. WHAT TO EXPECT Recently, South Beach has become home to several of the city's tallest luxury condo buildings, re-establishing it again as one of San Francisco's most prestigious areas

2019-10-24T18:34:54-07:00March 10th, 2017|Commuter Friendly|

Inner Mission

DETAILS Wedged between Mission Dolores and Potrero Hill, this sunny mixed residential and commercial neighborhood is where tech companies, artists, hipsters, and immigrants all peacefully coexist. THE NEIGHBORHOOD With its rich cultural background, amazing array of restaurants and bars, and arty vibe, it’s no wonder San Francisco’s Mission District landed a No. 2 ranking on Forbes magazine’s America’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods list. The city’s oldest neighborhood boasts hundreds of mom-and-pop eateries, thrift shops and galleries. Due to its Latino heritage, it also has the highest concentration of street murals in the city. WHAT TO EXPECT Access to public transportation is plentiful. Downtown workers can commute via multiple

2017-06-22T19:02:22-07:00March 10th, 2017|Commuter Friendly|