How the Transbay Transit Center is Transforming San Francisco

October 12, 2015 | Length: 1:35:12

Filmed October 8, 2015, at the ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

This panel discusses the redevelopment challenges that were overcome and forward thinking strategies that have created the Transbay Transit Center, an architecturally inspiring transit hub in the heart of a vibrant new neighborhood.

Previously dominated by underutilized properties and an abandoned freeway, the Transit Center District is the site of a comprehensive planning and redevelopment effort to create a dense, walkable employment center that also features housing at all levels of affordability, active retail and abundant public open space. The substantial public infrastructure investment needed to undertake this project is being funded through a complex and innovative mix of public and private sources, including land sales, developer contributions, tiered impact fees, and special taxes. The major rezoning of properties throughout the district, along with its significant amenities, has created substantial value and generated enthusiastic developer response, including the construction of the tallest high-rise west of Chicago.


  • Elizabeth M. Seifel of Seifel Consulting, Inc.
  • Scott Boule of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority
  • Tiffany Bohee of the San Francisco Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure
  • John D. Eudy of Essex Property Trust, Inc.
  • Mike Grisso of Kilroy Realty Corporation
  • John S. Rahaim of the San Francisco Planning Department
This video is presented by BRIDGE Housing.
This video is presented by BRIDGE Housing.