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More Urban Waterfront Dreaming at Mission Bay

[Credit: SF Giants and The Cordish Companies]

LiveSOMA tells us the South Beach Rincon Mission Bay Neighborhood Association (as opposed to the Rincon Hill Neighborhood Association) met with reps from the Giants yesterday to talk about the team's plans for the Mission Rock project in Mission Bay. Potentially dueling NIMBY jurisdictions aside, the Giant's and Cordish Companies' mixed-use project just south of the ballpark includes a big open space (above) on McCovey Cove, a enclosed Yerba Buena-like central square surrounded by wind-blocking buildings, and a critical urban link in the Bay Trail. And a few hundred other things, like restaurants and retail. For the enemies of combustion engines, there are 2700 underground parking spaces planned— to accommodate Giants games, a proposed event complex on Pier 48, and the expected residents and office workers. LiveSOMA has a link (scroll down) to a vast and well-illustrated proposal covering the wide range of the project's issues and impacts. Altogether, about 7 acres of outdoor space, and considering this was once rail yards, it looks brilliant.
· South Beach Rincon Mission Bay Neighborhood Association [SBRMBNA]
· A Look t the Giant's Mission Rock Proposal [LiveSOMA]
· Mission Rock [Curbed SF Archives]

Mission Rock

Pier 50, , CA 94158