A new neighborhood just opened up in San Francisco, and it’s turning heads for its beautiful public park and promising event programming. 5M took 4 acres of underutilized parking lots and buildings, and transformed them into a gorgeous new community space with a luxury residence, office building, public park and outdoor event space. The billion-dollar project, $20M of which went to the park space, is promising some amazing times in SoMa.
The neighborhood is home to a variety of shops, art galleries, food trucks and more. Hotspots include Undiscovered SF, a monthly night market and music festival; and Off The Grid, which will bring an array of rotating food trucks to 5M on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
5M’s park space covers 26,100 square feet, or about 6 basketball courts’ worth of space. It includes a performance area, a children’s play area, and a dog run. Events are expected to include film screenings, fitness classes, live music, and celebrations rooted in SF’s Filipino community.
In addition to the public park space, 5M has opened a 20-story apartment complex called The George, with both luxury and more affordable residential units available. 415 Natoma has also debuted as a 25-story office building with a restaurant in the main lobby and an expansive rooftop.
“I am so excited to open 5M just as we are seeing more residents, workers, and visitors coming together as our City bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed. “From affordable housing to new outdoor space and cultural programming, this community-led project addresses a wide range of neighborhood needs that for too long have been neglected. I want to thank Brookfield Properties and the entire SoMa community for their continued work and commitment to the future of this neighborhood.”
Find 5M at 430 Natoma St in SoMa, and keep an eye on their events page for upcoming activities at their public park space.
Featured image: @5m.sf via Instagram