Mission Rock, a partnership between the Port of San Francisco and the San Francisco Giants, is the culmination of ten years of neighborhood outreach and community planning, and outlines specific steps for transforming a surface parking lot along a major transit corridor into affordable rental homes, jobs, and waterfront parks and open space. Project details and community benefits include:
Affordable Housing Creates approximately 1,500 new rental homes with 40% affordable for low- and middle-income households
Parks & open space Dedicates a full 8 acres to parks and open space, including a major waterfront park with family-oriented features, recreational opportunities and space for community festivals and public gatherings in a dramatic setting.
Vibrant urban square Establishes an urban green in the heart of Mission Rock. The square will serve as the social hub of the community and is surrounded by local shops and cafes with sun decks and alcoves where locals can relax and enjoy an afternoon or evening.
Historic Anchor Brewing Historic Pier 48 will be renovated to become the expanded home for Anchor Brewing, San Francisco’s oldest and largest manufacturing business. The project will save and create manufacturing jobs and open a public boardwalk with dramatic water and bridge views around the pier.
Environmentally State-of-the-Art Design Protects the area against sea level rise, and includes a strong commitment to sustainable building practice, and a transit-first emphasis on pedestrians, bicycles and public transit options.
Convenient Parking & Transit Locates new housing by existing public transit, including the expanded light rail connection to downtown now under construction. Surface parking spaces will be relocated into an efficient structure ensuring a responsible amount of resources are available to serve AT&T Park and the community. The measure generates millions of dollars in annual parking taxes that may be used to fund transit improvements in the area.
Diverse Job Opportunities Produces 13,500 construction jobs, at least 25% of which will be made available to San Francisco residents and 11,000 permanent jobs with office space to further grow economic opportunities in San Francisco, including below-market rents for non-profit and arts organizations and dedicated space for small local manufacturing businesses along a waterfront “Maker’s Row.”
Funds for City Services Generates more than $1 Billion Dollars in much-needed revenue for San Francisco to fund parks and essential city services such as schools, healthcare and other public safety services. The project pays over $100 Million Dollars in up-front development fees and over $25 Million Dollars each year in taxes.
Public Waterfront Access Opens public waterfront access throughout the project area and installs a new launch for kayaks and personal watercraft allowing easy entry into McCovey Cove and Mission Creek. The Mission Rock open space network serves as the starting point for the Blue Greenway, a waterfront trail that will eventually connect to the Hunters Point Shipyard. All proposed buildings are set-back from the waterfront by at least 100 feet, with buildings stepping down in height as they approach the water.
Thoughtful Community Planning Mission Rock was developed over the last ten years through an extensive community planning process. The project carefully balances parks and public amenities with economic uses that address important city priorities. New buildings are proposed on only 10 acres of the 28 acre site, with height limits ranging from 90-190 feet for office and retail uses and from 120-240 feet for rental housing, with a minimum of 40% of the units dedicated as affordable housing.