The SF Gateway project is designed to provide much-needed modern space for PDR to evolve, thrive and serve critical community needs. Because of limited space and aging buildings, these businesses (and the jobs they provide) face significant challenges and, in some cases, have been forced to leave San Francisco. Recognizing the need to protect this resource, the City implemented a set of policies to preserve PDR-zoned land and identified priority production areas for the most efficient movement of goods and services to support city life.
In a post-pandemic world, the need for a modern and resilient supply chain has never been greater. SF Gateway provides a unique solution to this challenge: By embracing state-of-the-art multistory design, the project supports the city and community by providing important infrastructure, allowing PDR businesses to supply goods and services efficiently—now and in the future.
What is PDR?
PDR (or production, distribution, repair) is a unique San Francisco zoning designation allowing a variety of businesses and activities that support the functions of the city and its residents. PDR-zoned land is an important reservoir of space for both operating and emerging industries that cannot function practically or compete for space in a typical downtown setting. PDR businesses share a need for proximity to a transportation network and flexible operating space that features large open interiors, high ceilings and loading areas. PDR is also a significant economic resource for the local economy and provides a diverse set of job opportunities.
Manufacturing, printing, media and arts.
Wholesale, transportation and food production.
Contractors, auto, furniture and appliance.