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
DETAILS Hayes Valley is one of San Francisco's most eclectic neighborhoods, with some of the city's best boutique shopping, fine dining, and cultural venues. The area is close to tech shuttles and public transit, and it’s brimming with world-class culture. THE NEIGHBORHOOD A mixture of world-renowned cultural establishments, like the San Francisco Ballet, Opera, and Symphony, and lively, one-of-a-kind restaurants, Hayes Valley took off after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the Central Freeway, leading to removing the ramps at Franklin and Gough streets. A small park called Patricia’s Green took their place, now home to a playground, inventive sculptures, occasional food trucks, and an outdoor movie theater.
DETAILS This large affluent residential neighborhood is best known for one of the sub-neighborhoods contained within it: The Castro. Long a source of San Francisco Gay pride and activism, Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights is very popular with families and the LGBT community. THE NEIGHBORHOOD Eureka Valley is filled with large Victorian homes that withstood the 1906 earthquake, and have since been lovingly and artfully restored. Many Victorians have been converted to multi-unit flats and condominiums. Hillside homes may offer views of the East Bay, downtown San Francisco, Twin Peaks or Corona Heights. WHAT TO EXPECT Eureka Valley is home to San Francisco’s Castro District, historically the epicenter of