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Mid-Market Map Update: 36 Projects Revitalizing the Area

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Though many areas of San Francisco have seen their fair share of changes these past few years, none have turned around more radically than San Francisco's Mid-Market district. Just three years ago, it would have been nearly impossible to fathom just how quickly change would come to the beleaguered corridor. Now, it's common knowledge that it's the place to be, if you're a property developer, that is. Much like last year's map, today's feature rounds up a flurry of projects, 36 to be precise, in varying stages of development, and offers a handy overview of the Mid-Market madness. We bid adieu to properties that have graduated from the list and no longer appear (see ya, AVA) and welcome some newbies to the hood (hey there, Bjarke!). Know of any upcoming projects that aren't featured on today's map, but are worthy of a spot? Comment below or drop us a line.


· Mid-Market Map Update: 40 Projects Revitalizing the Area
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· Updating the Map of Mid-Market Revitalization Projects [Curbed SF]
· Here Now, a Map of 26 Mid-Market Revitalization Projects
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1. Yotel San Francisco

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1095 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The Grant Building at 1095 Market has great bones, but is in serious need of some TLC. Fortunately, Synapse Development, in partnership with UK-based Yotel, will be converting the former office building into a hip new capsule hotel.

2. 101 Polk

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101 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

At 13 stories, 101 Polk will contain 162 units and 51 parking spaces. Excavation is proceeding rapidly, and the tower should start rising above street level by the end of the year. The building will open in 2016.

3. NEMA

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14th 10th Street
San Francisco, CA

Crescent Heights' Handel-designed NEMA features 754 units at the intersection of 10th and Market. Most of the building's units have already been snapped up by eager renters with bulging wallets.

4. Honda Dealership Redevelopment

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Van Ness Avenue & Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

In two years, the squat, unattractive Honda dealership at Market and Van Ness could be replaced by a residential tower measuring up to 400 feet. The developer behind the project is Crescent Heights, which also built NEMA just down the street.

5. Fox Plaza Addition

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1390 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Plans to build an 11-story addition to the existing Fox Plaza apartments were approved back in 2009. Last year, the property was purchased by Essex Residential Property Trust, which has kept mum on the expansion plans.

6. 1400 Mission

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1400 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

This 15-floor tower will contain 190 below-market-rate apartments (a mix of studio- to three-bedroom units). The building fills the BMR requirement for Tishman Speyer's forthcoming Lumina development at 201 Folsom.

7. 100 Van Ness

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100 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA

A full-scale conversion of the former AAA headquarters from commercial to residential is well underway. The tower has been completely reclad in blue glass, and will contain 399 units and 112 parking spaces. Future residents will get to enjoy a roof deck with fire pits, a hot tub, and mind boggling views of San Francisco's skyline.

8. 1066 Market Street

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1066 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Shorenstein Properties is proposing a massive new rental building designed by Arquitectonica. The development will contain 300 units, 112 underground parking spots, and ground-floor retail. According to the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, 36 of the units will be classified as below market rate.

9. 1275 Market Street

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1275 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Dolby Laboratories is moving their headquarters from 100 Potrero Ave to this massive 16-story building in Mid-Market. Renovations are currently under way.

10. ACT at the Strand

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1127 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Renovations are in full swing at the historic Strand Theater. With the help of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the American Conservatory Theater is converting the formerly abandoned building in to live performance space. The revamped structure will include a rehearsal area and office space, plus a restaurant.

11. 1415 Mission Street

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1415 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

At 10th and Mission, a 14-story Arquitectonica-designed tower is on the rise. It will bring 99 market rate and 18 below-market-rate units to the rapidly changing neighborhood. Construction should wrap up in 2016.

12. The Panoramic

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1321 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Now under construction, Patrick Kennedy's 11-story micro-unit apartment building will feature a grand total of 160 teensy new units. The project also includes 3,359 square feet of retail and 240 bicycle parking spaces. Construction should wrap up in June 2015, and move-in is slated for September.

13. Market Square

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1355 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

The old Art Deco Furniture Mart at 1355 Market has been completely rehabbed and now houses Twitter's global HQ. In the rear, a 1970s addition has been completely reclad in glass. The Market Square complex will soon feature a grocery store, a branch of Fitness SF, and a host of hotly anticipated new restaurants.

14. 150 Van Ness

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150 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Current plans for 150 Van Ness include replacing the office building currently on-site with a 120-foot tower containing 429 apartments, 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and parking for 215 cars.

15. 1455 Market Street

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1455 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

1455 Market isn't the most charming structure in Mid-Market, but it has somehow managed to attract seriously high-profile tenants. The building now houses offices for both Square and Uber. The ride-share service recently expanded its lease by 130,434 square feet.

16. 1075 Market Street

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1075 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The Encore Housing Opportunity Fund wants to replace the seedy Market Street Cinema with over 90 new condos and 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. A timeline for construction has yet to be determined.

17. One Van Ness

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1 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Richard Meier has designed a striking 400' residential tower for the northwest corner of Van Ness and Market. The building is still working towards gaining approval.

18. Trinity Place

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1188 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phases one and two of the massive Trinity Place development are now finished, and phase three is now under construction. Once complete, the complex in total will feature 1,900 units, 1,450 parking spaces, and 60,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

19. 1125 Market Street

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1125 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

MacFarlane Partners are moving forward with plans to construct a 150-unit, 12-story building with 16 parking spaces on the empty lot at 1125 Market Street.

20. 50 United Nations Plaza

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5 Leavenworth Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

The renovations at 50 UN Plaza wrapped up earlier this year. The building has achieved LEED Platinum certification and features a spectacular central courtyard with art by Los Angeles-based artist Cliff Garten.

21. The Wilson Building

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973 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The renovated Wilson Building includes 67 apartments, composed of studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and lofts. The units feature exposed brick, high ceilings, and historic architectural detailing.

22. Renoir Hotel

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45 McAllister St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 626-5200

Developer Kor Group is transforming the fusty Renoir Hotel in to one of the city's trendiest spots thanks to a $40M makeover. The Renoir Hotel will return with Kelly Wearstler-designed interiors, a remodeled exterior, and a swanky rooftop bar.

23. 1028 Market Street

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Scott Plank and his company War Horse LLC purchased the abandoned Hollywood Billiards building at 1028 Market in 2013. The 15,000-square-foot site is zoned for a 120-foot structure and about 150 units of housing.

24. The Hibernia Bank

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1 Jones St
San Francisco, CA 94102

The historic Hibernia Bank, built in 1892, has been vacant and neglected for years. Thankfully, the Dolmen Group has dusted off plans to renovate the gracious edifice. Construction is currently under way, but there has yet to be confirmation on what type of business will move in to the structure once the improvements are completed.

25. 121 Golden Gate

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121 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

The St. Anthony's Dining Room was demolished last year to make way for a $40M, 10-story building with 90 units reserved for senior citizens. 121 Golden Gate will also feature a state-of-the-art kitchen and dining hall when it opens in the fall.

26. Goodwill Redevelopment

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Mission Street & South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

The site currently occupied by Goodwill at the intersection of Mission and South Van Ness is zoned for buildings up to 320 feet in height, and could bring roughly 600 units of new housing. The site is being sold to developers at Related California, who will pay Goodwill $65M for the property.

27. Zendesk HQ

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1019 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Zendesk has opened their new headquarters at 1019 Market, the site of the old Eastern Outfitting department store. The building's restoration was undertaken by Cannae Partners and Westport Capital Partners and came at a cost of $9.5 million.

28. 1055 Market Street

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1055 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

G and M Hospitality plans to replace the single-story Kaplan’s Surplus & Sport Goods store at 1055 Market with a brand-new hotel development. G and M are currently building a Hampton Inn near Fifth and Mission streets.

29. 995 Market

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995 Market St, Fl 3
San Francisco, CA 94103

This 16-story office building changed hands last year and is now being spiffed up to attract new tenants. The 93,000-square-foot structure is part of the Payroll Tax Exclusion Zone.

30. The Warfield Building

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988 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

The Warfield Building at 988 Market has undergone a massive facelift to accommodate Spotify and Benchmark Capital. To boot, Marin-based Equator Coffee will soon swing open the doors of its brand-new location on the building's ground floor.

31. 950 Center for Arts and Education

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950 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Group 1 has grand plans for transforming a downtrodden block of Market Street with a massive new mixed-use development. The project is being designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, and will feature arts and education facilities, ground-floor retail, more than 300 residential units, and a 250-room hotel. Construction could begin in 2016.

32. Market Street Place

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935 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Demolition began last summer at the future of site of Market Street Place. Though the project has been through its fair share of setbacks, construction is expected to be in full swing by next fall. The new mall will bring 250,000 square feet of luxury retail to San Francisco's main thoroughfare.

33. 942 Mission

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942 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The Hampton Inn on Mission is Mid-Market's latest hotel development. The 15-story property will feature 174 rooms, and is slated to open early next year.

34. 901 Market Street

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901 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Designed in 1912, this 6-story structure has undergone a massive renovation, and now houses Nordstrom Rack on its ground floor. Tech company Nerd Wallet has also signed a 45,739 square-foot lease in the building.

35. The Old San Francisco Mint

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88 5th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Plans to convert the old San Francisco mint into a museum have been on the boards since about 2005, but the project has yet to begin. Despite the lack of news, the Mint's website still says that the proposed museum is on the way.

36. 5M Project

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901 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Five new buildings could rise at this prime four-acre site at 5th and Mission. The project may include up to 1.85 million square feet of office space, 748 residential units, and 34,000 square feet of outdoor space. Last year's Yahoo lease may help generate interest in the site and jumpstart the construction process.

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1. Yotel San Francisco

1095 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The Grant Building at 1095 Market has great bones, but is in serious need of some TLC. Fortunately, Synapse Development, in partnership with UK-based Yotel, will be converting the former office building into a hip new capsule hotel.

1095 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

2. 101 Polk

101 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

At 13 stories, 101 Polk will contain 162 units and 51 parking spaces. Excavation is proceeding rapidly, and the tower should start rising above street level by the end of the year. The building will open in 2016.

101 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

3. NEMA

14th 10th Street, San Francisco, CA

Crescent Heights' Handel-designed NEMA features 754 units at the intersection of 10th and Market. Most of the building's units have already been snapped up by eager renters with bulging wallets.

14th 10th Street
San Francisco, CA

4. Honda Dealership Redevelopment

Van Ness Avenue & Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

In two years, the squat, unattractive Honda dealership at Market and Van Ness could be replaced by a residential tower measuring up to 400 feet. The developer behind the project is Crescent Heights, which also built NEMA just down the street.

Van Ness Avenue & Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

5. Fox Plaza Addition

1390 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Plans to build an 11-story addition to the existing Fox Plaza apartments were approved back in 2009. Last year, the property was purchased by Essex Residential Property Trust, which has kept mum on the expansion plans.

1390 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

6. 1400 Mission

1400 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

This 15-floor tower will contain 190 below-market-rate apartments (a mix of studio- to three-bedroom units). The building fills the BMR requirement for Tishman Speyer's forthcoming Lumina development at 201 Folsom.

1400 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

7. 100 Van Ness

100 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA

A full-scale conversion of the former AAA headquarters from commercial to residential is well underway. The tower has been completely reclad in blue glass, and will contain 399 units and 112 parking spaces. Future residents will get to enjoy a roof deck with fire pits, a hot tub, and mind boggling views of San Francisco's skyline.

100 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA

8. 1066 Market Street

1066 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Shorenstein Properties is proposing a massive new rental building designed by Arquitectonica. The development will contain 300 units, 112 underground parking spots, and ground-floor retail. According to the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, 36 of the units will be classified as below market rate.

1066 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

9. 1275 Market Street

1275 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Dolby Laboratories is moving their headquarters from 100 Potrero Ave to this massive 16-story building in Mid-Market. Renovations are currently under way.

1275 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

10. ACT at the Strand

1127 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Renovations are in full swing at the historic Strand Theater. With the help of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the American Conservatory Theater is converting the formerly abandoned building in to live performance space. The revamped structure will include a rehearsal area and office space, plus a restaurant.

1127 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

11. 1415 Mission Street

1415 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

At 10th and Mission, a 14-story Arquitectonica-designed tower is on the rise. It will bring 99 market rate and 18 below-market-rate units to the rapidly changing neighborhood. Construction should wrap up in 2016.

1415 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

12. The Panoramic

1321 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Now under construction, Patrick Kennedy's 11-story micro-unit apartment building will feature a grand total of 160 teensy new units. The project also includes 3,359 square feet of retail and 240 bicycle parking spaces. Construction should wrap up in June 2015, and move-in is slated for September.

1321 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

13. Market Square

1355 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

The old Art Deco Furniture Mart at 1355 Market has been completely rehabbed and now houses Twitter's global HQ. In the rear, a 1970s addition has been completely reclad in glass. The Market Square complex will soon feature a grocery store, a branch of Fitness SF, and a host of hotly anticipated new restaurants.

1355 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

14. 150 Van Ness

150 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

Current plans for 150 Van Ness include replacing the office building currently on-site with a 120-foot tower containing 429 apartments, 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and parking for 215 cars.

150 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

15. 1455 Market Street

1455 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

1455 Market isn't the most charming structure in Mid-Market, but it has somehow managed to attract seriously high-profile tenants. The building now houses offices for both Square and Uber. The ride-share service recently expanded its lease by 130,434 square feet.

1455 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

16. 1075 Market Street

1075 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The Encore Housing Opportunity Fund wants to replace the seedy Market Street Cinema with over 90 new condos and 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. A timeline for construction has yet to be determined.

1075 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

17. One Van Ness

1 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

Richard Meier has designed a striking 400' residential tower for the northwest corner of Van Ness and Market. The building is still working towards gaining approval.

1 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

18. Trinity Place

1188 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phases one and two of the massive Trinity Place development are now finished, and phase three is now under construction. Once complete, the complex in total will feature 1,900 units, 1,450 parking spaces, and 60,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

1188 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

19. 1125 Market Street

1125 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

MacFarlane Partners are moving forward with plans to construct a 150-unit, 12-story building with 16 parking spaces on the empty lot at 1125 Market Street.

1125 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

20. 50 United Nations Plaza

5 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

The renovations at 50 UN Plaza wrapped up earlier this year. The building has achieved LEED Platinum certification and features a spectacular central courtyard with art by Los Angeles-based artist Cliff Garten.

5 Leavenworth Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

21. The Wilson Building

973 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The renovated Wilson Building includes 67 apartments, composed of studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and lofts. The units feature exposed brick, high ceilings, and historic architectural detailing.

973 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

22. Renoir Hotel

45 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Developer Kor Group is transforming the fusty Renoir Hotel in to one of the city's trendiest spots thanks to a $40M makeover. The Renoir Hotel will return with Kelly Wearstler-designed interiors, a remodeled exterior, and a swanky rooftop bar.

45 McAllister St
San Francisco, CA 94102

23. 1028 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Scott Plank and his company War Horse LLC purchased the abandoned Hollywood Billiards building at 1028 Market in 2013. The 15,000-square-foot site is zoned for a 120-foot structure and about 150 units of housing.

24. The Hibernia Bank

1 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102

The historic Hibernia Bank, built in 1892, has been vacant and neglected for years. Thankfully, the Dolmen Group has dusted off plans to renovate the gracious edifice. Construction is currently under way, but there has yet to be confirmation on what type of business will move in to the structure once the improvements are completed.

1 Jones St
San Francisco, CA 94102

25. 121 Golden Gate

121 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

The St. Anthony's Dining Room was demolished last year to make way for a $40M, 10-story building with 90 units reserved for senior citizens. 121 Golden Gate will also feature a state-of-the-art kitchen and dining hall when it opens in the fall.

121 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

26. Goodwill Redevelopment

Mission Street & South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103

The site currently occupied by Goodwill at the intersection of Mission and South Van Ness is zoned for buildings up to 320 feet in height, and could bring roughly 600 units of new housing. The site is being sold to developers at Related California, who will pay Goodwill $65M for the property.

Mission Street & South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

27. Zendesk HQ

1019 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Zendesk has opened their new headquarters at 1019 Market, the site of the old Eastern Outfitting department store. The building's restoration was undertaken by Cannae Partners and Westport Capital Partners and came at a cost of $9.5 million.

1019 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

28. 1055 Market Street

1055 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

G and M Hospitality plans to replace the single-story Kaplan’s Surplus & Sport Goods store at 1055 Market with a brand-new hotel development. G and M are currently building a Hampton Inn near Fifth and Mission streets.

1055 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

29. 995 Market

995 Market St, Fl 3, San Francisco, CA 94103

This 16-story office building changed hands last year and is now being spiffed up to attract new tenants. The 93,000-square-foot structure is part of the Payroll Tax Exclusion Zone.

995 Market St, Fl 3
San Francisco, CA 94103

30. The Warfield Building

988 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

The Warfield Building at 988 Market has undergone a massive facelift to accommodate Spotify and Benchmark Capital. To boot, Marin-based Equator Coffee will soon swing open the doors of its brand-new location on the building's ground floor.

988 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

31. 950 Center for Arts and Education

950 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Group 1 has grand plans for transforming a downtrodden block of Market Street with a massive new mixed-use development. The project is being designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, and will feature arts and education facilities, ground-floor retail, more than 300 residential units, and a 250-room hotel. Construction could begin in 2016.

950 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

32. Market Street Place

935 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Demolition began last summer at the future of site of Market Street Place. Though the project has been through its fair share of setbacks, construction is expected to be in full swing by next fall. The new mall will bring 250,000 square feet of luxury retail to San Francisco's main thoroughfare.

935 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

33. 942 Mission

942 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The Hampton Inn on Mission is Mid-Market's latest hotel development. The 15-story property will feature 174 rooms, and is slated to open early next year.

942 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

34. 901 Market Street

901 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Designed in 1912, this 6-story structure has undergone a massive renovation, and now houses Nordstrom Rack on its ground floor. Tech company Nerd Wallet has also signed a 45,739 square-foot lease in the building.

901 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

35. The Old San Francisco Mint

88 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Plans to convert the old San Francisco mint into a museum have been on the boards since about 2005, but the project has yet to begin. Despite the lack of news, the Mint's website still says that the proposed museum is on the way.

88 5th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

36. 5M Project

901 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Five new buildings could rise at this prime four-acre site at 5th and Mission. The project may include up to 1.85 million square feet of office space, 748 residential units, and 34,000 square feet of outdoor space. Last year's Yahoo lease may help generate interest in the site and jumpstart the construction process.

901 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103