Most esteemed critics: Over the course of the day, we'll be breaking the SWL 337 proposals down for you one by one. Vote to follow? How couldn't we? Here we have Federal Development, LLC; Lehman Brothers; Construction Management and Development, Inc. Prognosis?
Leaving a lot to be desired on the visual front no? They're hitting the environmental angle hard though, in true San Francisco style.
Team: Federal Development, LLC; Lehman Brothers; Construction Management and Development, Inc.
Topography: 5 to 7 acres public space. Potential green public walkway around Pier 48 and creation of green space in the 34,000 square foot “valley” in the middle of the two Pier 48 fingers. Extension of the Bay Trail along the waterfront and extension of the San Francisco’s Blue Greenway further south into Mission Bay. Historic renovation of Pier 48. Water access for kayaks, outdoor space for Cirque de Soleil or Teatro Zinzanni, a modern bandshell for outdoor concerts.
Environment: LEED Platinum design standards, clean energy created with solar panels atop buildings. Restoration of wildlife through creation of saltwater features near the piers, planting of native plants throughout the Seawall lot. Nature walk planned throughout site. "Explore the possibility of altering the portion of Terry Francois Boulevard between Piers 48 and 50 to create a new cove from which wildlife can be viewed from vantage points on the open space above the garage. A pedestrian/vehicular ramp would cross over the cove so that pedestrians and vehicles can move north to south along Terry Francois Boulevard."
Buildings: Waterfront restaurants along the northern and southern portion green spaces, designed to capture views. Neighborhood serving retail spaces along 3rd Street frontage, 170-Room Four Star Hotel and conference center, Class A office space. Residential units for rent and sale.
Transportation: Parking of up to 2,000 spaces for AT&T Ballpark events
Project Design Architect: CY Lee + Associates
Local Architect: Patri-Merker Architects
Landscape Architect: The Guzzardo Partnership (TGP)
Historic Architecture: Page & Turnbull, Architects
Planning consultant: Taylor Associates
General Contractor: Swinerton Builders
Civil Engineer: BKF Engineers, Todd Adair
Traffic Engineering: DMJM Harris