Bay Area Metro Center

The Bay Area Metro Center at 375 Beale Street in San Francisco is home to a several regional agencies who are working together to better the Bay Area.

Noah Berger

The Bay Area Metro Center – headquarters for MTC, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) —  has several public areas that are available to community members for special events

Metro Center Facilities

Gathering Places

Branching off the one side of the first-floor lobby are a pair of spacious multipurpose rooms that are perfect for meetings and events.

The formal, auditorium-style Yerba Buena room with full audio/visual capabilities is directly across the way.

The Temazcal Room (with in-room kitchen facilities) offers an indoor-outdoor space that opens on to Rincon Place.

The Temazcal Room at 375 Beale Street.

The Atrium

To bring natural light into the massive, 64,000-square-foot floor plate, architects carved an eight-story, skylight-capped atrium into the center of the building. At the street level, the atrium is the centerpiece of an expansive lobby that welcomes visitors and staff. Above, the atrium is lined with glass panels that create a contemporary stained-glass effect.

The lobby at 375 Beale Street.

Rincon Place

A beautifully-landscaped car-free space, Rincon Place is an open space that can accommodate medium-sized events. It features a small amphitheater for small concerts or lectures.

People enjoying the outdoor space at Rincon Place.
History of the Metro Center

Read about the storied history of the building now located at 375 Beale Street.