The Tidelands

The Tidelands

New Housing in the Dogpatch Neighborhood: Welcome to The Tidelands

Conveniently located on Minnesota Street, just one block south from the Mission Bay Hospital, The Tidelands is UCSF’s newest housing community.  A great choice for those seeking privacy in an efficiency/studio/1-bedroom or looking for a private bedroom to share with one other UCSF student, post-doc, clinical fellow, or medical resident.  The Tidelands is the ideal location for singles and couples who embrace city living and plan to use the various public transportation options located nearby. 

We currently have a move-in special available for The Tidelands! Applicants will be credited $100/month from the start of their new lease through June 2021.  Hurry – this offer is only for those who sign their lease by March 31, 2021!

We are offering this special to new and returning tenants. Upon signing the lease, the initial rent payment (one month’s rent) is due; $100 will be credited to your account and applied to the following month’s rent.

The Tidelands Amenities:

• Furnished units with a bed frame and mattress, desk and task chair, and a dinette for two. Studios also include a loveseat/couch. 1-Bedrooms include a separate, furnished living room with a love seat, accent chair, and coffee table.

• Modern induction stovetop, convection microwave oven, and an apartment sized refrigerator. Note: You will need to bring pots and pans that are compatible with induction cooktops.

• Conveniently located study rooms located on each floor

• Two pay-by-use laundry rooms are available in each building

• 24/7 emergency maintenance response

• Indoor bike room for bike storage

• Automatic ERV fresh air fan. This fan helps keep air circulating by bringing in fresh filtered air (warm and cool) and pulling out any undesirable odors. Note: The fan can be loud so please close the bathroom door for a quieter experience.

• Modern feel with industrial and concrete finishes.
tidelands studio photo

The Tidelands Activities:

• Meet your neighbors in the lobbies, game room, and TV lounges

• Gather in the community and multipurpose rooms for larger social events (Community rooms closed due to COVID-19)

• Form study groups in our study lounges

• Work out together in the mini fitness center.  In addition, full-service fitness amenities are available at the Bakar center just two blocks away* (Fitness Centers closed due to COVID-19)

• Find your inner peace relaxing in the courtyards and sun decks

• Many restaurants and bars close by in the Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, and Mission Bay neighborhoods

*UCSF students have a Fitness & Recreation membership included in registration fees, others may have enrollment and membership fees.
tidelands game room

WATCH: 5 reasons to live at The Tidelands

Located at the intersection of San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood and UCSF’s growing Mission Bay campus, The Tidelands residences look toward a humane, sustainable future. Two twins intersected by the 18th Street overpass, the buildings are shaped and oriented in response to their surrounding environment. Large operable windows fill the interiors with daylight and fresh air, while sculptural billows and vertical shades carefully tuned to the sun provide shading and minimize energy use. The building’s apartments are enveloped in industrial details, with a mix of concrete ceilings and walls that create the quiet atmosphere our UCSF affiliates crave. Scroll through photos (below) of a few Tidelands neighboring apartments for design inspiration.

Getting Around the Neighborhood
• UCSF Green shuttle stop within 1 block at 654 Minnesota St.
• Zipcar car share within 1 block at 654 Minnesota St.
• Ford GoBikes within 1 block at Esprit Park
• T-3rd Muni train within 2 blocks
• Mainstay Market within .5 miles (11-min walk)

Parking at The Tidelands
Tenants are eligible for UCSF TIDE parking permits for use in both Tidelands garages. Tidelands tenants will have the option to purchase monthly parking based on their status as a student or an employee.

• The rate for a UCSF employee who is a Tidelands tenant will be $250.00 per month.

• The rate for a UCSF student who is a Tidelands tenant will be $125.00 per month.

Please contact Parking and Transportation Services for more information:
Parking Permit Cashier Booth
1625 Owens Street – ground floor, in the Rutter Center garage
Phone: 415-476-4646
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Tidelands Floor Plans
Floor plans are provided for informational purposes only.
Search Tidelands Floor Plans

View 590 Minnesota Street Building Floor Plans
View 600 Minnesota Street Building Floor Plans

Or, view pictures of all floor plans at the bottom of this page.

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Tidelands

Q: Can I bring my own furniture? If not, do you have storage?
A: We provide furniture at The Tidelands, so you will not need to bring your own. We do not have any storage space available for tenants. Here is a full list of what each unit comes with and what you should bring.

Q: What is included in the rent at The Tidelands? What utilities are included?
A: Access to all building amenities as well as water and garbage/recycling. Tenants living in efficiencies/studios/1-Bedrooms must contract with PG&E to pay for electricity. Tenants in shared 2-bedrooms have PG&E electricity included in their rent. There is no gas in the buildings. Tidelands will not have cable services so tenants will have to bring antennas or use their WiFi to access television channels.

Q: Is there WiFi?
A: Yes, UCSF WiFi will be present in the buildings. There are also UCSF Ethernet ports available. Access the manual here.

Q: What are the amenities available at The Tidelands?
A: See this amenities chart to view all of the amenities available at The Tidelands and at our other communities.

Q: Is there a shuttle that will take me to other campuses?
A: The green shuttle will take you to the Mission Bay campus, which has shuttles that connect you to all other UCSF campuses. The green shuttle stop is less than one block away from The Tidelands. It also services China Basin/ Cal-Train. You may also walk three blocks to access all of Mission Bay’s shuttles: Grey, Red, Yellow, Gold, and Blue routes.

Q: Will there be parking? How can I get a permit?
A: Tenants of The Tidelands are not eligible for UCSF parking permits nor city parking permits due to the limited amount of parking in the area. Tenants will have access to nearby public transportation, UCSF shuttles, and nearby car/ bike share.

Q: Can I use the amenities at The Tidelands if I am not living there?
A: Unfortunately, no. We are only able to give access to the amenities at The Tidelands for Tidelands tenants.


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