As the Golden State Warriors solidify plans for their new Mission Bay arena, they have announced that the project will include 500,000 square feet of office space. The announcement comes at a time when most developers are concerned that their office plans will fall victim to Proposition M, which limits the amount of office space built in the city each year. The Warriors, however, are worry free: Their two planned 120-foot towers will get preferential treatment under Prop M. The towers will rise in biotech-heavy Mission Bay but would be open to any type of tenant, including tech.
The Warriors had, of course, originally planned to move to Piers 30-32 but came up against opposition to waterfront development. In the move to Mission Bay, they have opted to stay with their original architect, Snøhetta, and the firm will attempt to keep as many of the elements from the original plan as can work on the new site. The new design will not, however, include the hotel and housing that had been part of the vision for Piers 30-32.
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