So far, the Golden State Warriors' attempt to move to San Francisco has been anything but a slam dunk. Their dreams of a dazzling waterfront venue at Pier 30/32 fizzled out last April, at which point the team decided to ditch the crumbling piers and buy a 12-acre site in Mission Bay instead. Since then, they've had a much clearer shot at getting something built. Last night, the team unveiled the very first basic site plan for their $1 billion project, designed by Snøhetta. As you recall, the plan features the team's 18,000-seat arena, and is to be flanked by two 160-foot office buildings fronting Third Street. The property will also include between 55,000 and 90,000 square feet of retail, as well as numerous public plazas. Detailed designs are still in the works, and won't be revealed until next fall. That said, the process should move quickly, since the team still hopes to have its arena ready for the 2018-19 NBA season.
· Warriors unveil initial design for Mission Bay [SF Business Times]
· Warriors Arena [Official Site]
· Warriors Add High-Rises, Draft Snøhetta for Arena Do-Over [Curbed SF]