You Lucky Dog! Waterfront Living in Up-and-Coming Dogpatch
Welcome To Dogpatch
With its post-maritime heritage and its unique waterfront location, Dogpatch is a great neighborhood to embrace and call home. This thriving enclave just south of Mission Bay, is undergoing through an exciting renaissance, being that it is just minutes from some of the city’s newest attractions such as The Warriors’ Chase Center. Authenticity is key here: artists and makers settled in Dogpatch, drawing creative inspiration from the from the post-industrial waterfront (think rusty textures and sunset hues). You can experience the innovative coolness on Third Street, Dogpatch’s main corridor. Massive warehouses that once stored dried goods have been converted into airy, communal breweries. Old saloons once frequented by mariners are now hip cocktail lounges.
A Victorian Building In Dogpatch
The Iconic Shipping Cranes
In Dogpatch, old-meets-new is done really well. Its colorful history is visible by the number of existing Victorians that once housed sailors. Neighborhood advocates affectionately named the waterfront shipping cranes that have become the unofficial symbol of Dogpatch. Developers have also picked up on this theme. Esprit Park is a brick and timber condo community converted from a 1906 warehouse takes up an entire city block. 815 Tennessee is another residential development just completed last year that embraces industrial elements in its elegant design. 2177 Third, a new low-rise residential development, takes design cues from from the surrounding streetscape for its understated elegant entry, rich finishes and open floor plans. The scale and preservation of these brick factory buildings has inspired functional living and a creative sprit in and amongst the hip central waterfront Dogpatch community.
Chase Center (background) and Crane Cove Park (bottom right)
Crane Cove Site Plan
The waterfront defines San Francisco. As one of our precious and finite resources, waterfront access is becoming more prevalent in city development plans and it is so awesome that Dogpatch’s waterfront will be part of a system of public parks accessible by bike and running trails. Crane Cove Park is opening in 2020 and is incorporating Dogpatch’s cranes as visual elements at the park. I look forward to Crane Cove Park because it retains a lot of the character of its surrounding area – the massive boat slip will now provide beach access; historic warehouses will be retrofitted into public facilities and native plants will be restored in the tidal zone. It’s such a cool project because it connects to all of the best features on the Central Waterfront, including Chase Center.
You lucky dog! Dogpatch just unexpectedly got the best of all the worlds. You can literally walk to Warriors games and world-class performances and still be in this sleepy little pocket of San Francisco. Take the T-Train to Downtown SF and arrive to work in minutes. Walk your dog to the waterfront or enjoy Cuban salsa at The Ramp. This livable and thriving community is a great place to invest for years to come. It’s been here forever and is only going more places. Call me for a tour of residences in Dogpatch.