I support the 5M Project because it will bring new affordable housing into the neighborhood, helping to keep families and seniors in San Francisco.
— Stephanie Menchavez, Mint Mall resident leader

5M PROJECT 

33% AFFORDABLE HOUSING,
NEW PARKS FOR SOMA,
AND MUCH MORE

The 5M Project covers 4 acres between 5th, Mission, and Howard streets in downtown San Francisco. Over the next several years, a phased development will transition the site from its current mix of office buildings and surface parking lots to include new open spaces and an assortment of low-, mid-, and high-rise buildings for office use, housing, and public gathering.

Anchored by the San Francisco Chronicle Building at 5th and Mission, the 5M Project would include three new buildings: 1 office and 2 residential. About 50,000 square feet of new public open space would be created as part of the project. As part of the project's community benefits, 5M will have 33% affordable housing—a total of 212 affordable units, with many dedicated to families and seniors.

South of Market is desperately lacking in parks. 5M’s plan includes public open space, a much needed resource for kids in our community.
— Marissa Gordon, Bessie Carmichael parent and SOMA resident