[Photo via Chad Ziemendorf at The Registry]
At the moment, construction workers appear to outnumber actual residents in Mission Bay and Dogpatch, where sparkling new residential towers, office space, medical buildings, parks and entertainment venues are taking shape. Once considered undesirable and far-flung, the neighborhoods are now connected to the rest of the city via light rail, and are increasingly drawing well-heeled new residents. Here now, a map that brings together 25 projects that will radically transform Mission Bay and Dogpatch in the coming years. Most projects are under construction, while others are still waiting to break ground. Know of any that don't appear on today's feature but deserve a spot on our list? Let us know in the comments or drop us a line. Without further ado, a map of 25 projects set to transform Mission Bay and Dogpatch.
Mapping 25 Projects Transforming Mission Bay and Dogpatch
[Photo via Chad Ziemendorf at The Registry]
Mission Rock: Seawall Lot 337
The San Francisco Giants want to get rid of their unsightly surface parking lots on the edge of Mission Creek and replace them with a mix of residential and commercial developments, as well as new park space. The first phase of the $1.6 billion project is on track to commence in 2015.
Dogpatch Arts Plaza
The $1.2 million Dogpatch Arts Plaza will transform a dead-end in to a new public plaza complete with tables, trees and pedestrian-scaled lighting. The space will also include a small amphitheater along its western edge, and rotating art installations.
Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building
Construction on the Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building is nearly complete. The new state-of-the-art facility will house medical researchers as well as an office for UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D.
Due to mounting opposition to a plan to build an arena on Piers 30-32 on the Embarcadero, the Golden State Warriors have purchased a massive slice of land across from the new UCSF Medical Center in Mission Bay. Team management hope to have a new arena built by 2018.
800 Indiana includes 338 new residential units spread out over three buildings, each five stories in height. The development will also feature three new public plazas as well space for 177 bikes and 230 cars.
A six-story building designed by Fougeron Architecture with 259 residential units, 2,260 square feet of ground-floor retail and 147 parking spots is proposed for the corner of 3rd and 23rd Streets. The site is currently home to warehouse buildings and a service station.
Mission Bay Block 40
On Mission Bay Block 40, a 5 story and a 12-story building yielding a combined 1M square feet of office space are being proposed. The mid-rise buildings will top out at 180 feet, and there will be parking for up 680 cars.
Mission Bay Playground
Plans for a children's park are slowly moving forward in Mission Bay. The triangular site will feature play structures and plenty of greenery.
Anchor Brewing Company
Anchor Brewing Company plans on bringing production and distribution facilities, a restaurant, and a museum to Pier 48 by 2017.
Prominently located at the entrance to Mission Bay, this project features 150 units of affordable housing, 25 of which have been reserved for formerly homeless families. In addition, the building will yield 11,000 square feet of retail space along 4th Street.
Kaiser Mission Bay
Construction is underway of Kaiser Permanente's brand new medical facility at 1600 Owens Street in Mission Bay, The 264,000 square foot building was designed by STUDIOS Architecture, and will house medical offices and laboratories.
UCSF Medical Center
The new UCSF medical center will include three hospitals specializing in both research and treatment. The building appears finished from the outside, but will not open until February of 2015.
MB 360 (Block 5)
Essex Property Trust is hard at work rebuilding this 172-unit building, which burned down while still under construction last March. The project's completion date has been pushed back to mid-2016.
MB 360 (Block 11)
The second half of Essex Property Trust's MB 360 project will include 188 units on Block 11. This portion of the development did not suffer damage during the fire that engulfed its other half, and should open within a matter of months.
Equity Residential and Nibbi Construction are building a 5-story podium and a 16-story tower on this site fronting Mission Creek. The buildings will feature 273 one- and two-bedroom units, and 273 parking spaces. Construction will wrap up in March of 2015.
Construction is wrapping up on The Gantry, which will bring 106 new apartments to Dogpatch. The building includes a rooftop lounge with a fire pit, barbecue area, and panoramic views.
Arden by Bosa
Bosa Development is building a pair of glassy Vancouver-esque residential towers overlooking Mission Creek. Arden by Bosa will feature 267 condos, which should be ready for occupancy in 2016.
Bay Front Park Expansion
Once the Warriors begin construction on their Arena, Bay Front Park will be expanded and receive much needed upgrades. The new park should be open by 2018.
Mission Bay Hotel
A 15 story, 250 room hotel is proposed for Block 1 in Mission Bay. An operator has not yet been chosen, but the project could be delivered as soon as the fourth quarter of 2016. Ground may be broken by the end of this year.
2051 Third Street
Jon Worden Architect and BDE Architecture have collaborated on this six-story, 68 foot building with 94 units, 730 square feet of ground floor retail, and 74 parking spots. A construction timeline has not yet been set.
Crane Cove Park
Construction of the first phase of this future 9-acre park will commence in 2015. Once finished, the park will feature a new pier overlook structure, a beach and boat launch, an off-leash dog park, an outdoor cafe, and wildlife habitats.
Pier 70 Redevelopment
This summer, Orton Development will begin to renovate dilapidated historic structures and create space for craftsmen, artists, startups and designers, a gym, and restaurants. Future plans for Pier 70 also include a $242 million project by Forest City, which would create 1,000 apartments and office space.
650 Indiana will bring 111 new units, a1,700 square foot "arts café", and a bike shop to Dogpatch.
Public Safety Building
The Mark Cavagnero Associates and HOK-designed Public Safety Building will house the Mission Bay Fire Station and the SFPD Command Center. The $243M facility will be LEED Gold-certified.
Kennerly Architecture's 2290 Third features 76 homes and 1,900 square feet of ground floor commercial space. The building also includes 48 car parking spaces and 76 bicycle parking spaces.