Castro & Upper Market Retail
This is truly an exciting time for the Upper Market / Castro area. Several major changes are underway, including new residential developments, streetscape and transit improvements, and also a host of new retailers up and down the corridor. The new developments, combined with a broader retail transition underway, also present many opportunities, and there are a number of available spaces for rent with a diverse range of possible uses and competitive pricing. The neighborhood is surrounded by some of San Francisco’s wealthiest and most densely-populated census tracts, and the city’s main street – Market Street – is a natural destination for retail.
The Castro / Upper Market Retail Strategy, released in 2015, is now in its ‘delivery’ phase – and discussions are underway between the neighborhood, the City of San Francisco, brokers, area merchants, property owners and a number of potential retailers – to maximize retail opportunities and cement the neighborhood’s reputation as a premier retail, dining, entertainment, as well as residential destination.