A new Mission Bay office park is in the works, and the Planning Commission will hear all about it tomorrow. Known only as Mission Bay Block 40, the new Perkins+Will designed 995,000 sq.ft. office building will have two "campuses", each featuring a five-story building connected to a 12-story building. They'll vary in height, with a max of 180 feet, and include 680 off-street parking spaces. Landscape plans from CMG also call for a couple pocket parks scattered throughout. The lot has never been developed because it's a wonky triangle shape, bordered by 280 and CalTrain tracks on the westside. No word on who the target tenant would be, but the Block 40 site is adjacent to both the UCSF Biomedical Research Campus and the three-hospital $1.5 billion UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. There hasn't been much public response, but the Mission Bay Citizens Advisory Committee reviewed the project and gave it their thumbs-up, but wanted to see the building's design incorporate curvilinear features and have greater differentiation in design. The Potrero Boosters on the other hand are tired of large block sites and want more diversity in building types and design. The Planning Commission only gets to approve the massive amount of office space - the design, land use, and development details will fall to the long winded-named Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency.
· Office Development Authorization Mission Bay Block 40 (pdf) [SF Planning]
· Developer Presents Vision for (Yet Another) Mission Bay Project [Potrero View]