On a larger scale, major development projects offer a range of benefits to the City. Whether they involve improving neighborhoods with transportation, commercial and open space amenities, or building new hospitals and medical office facilities, these projects impact the lives of San Francisco residents and help shape the City's future.

San Francisco Planning works closely with other agencies, particularly the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), to develop and review master plans for large-scale developments. These projects, which can span from 5 to over 200 acres, require planning for multiple phases over several years. It may also involve creating new infrastructure, blocks and streets, parks, and community facilities. 

In addition to rezoning, these projects often lead to the creation of Development Agreements between development sponsors and the City. These agreements are contracts that outline the development rights, additional public benefits of the project, and implementation plans for the project.