In a city like San Francisco, it's pretty rare to have the opportunity to see an entire neighborhood develop before your very eyes. Mission Bay, however, gives us exactly that. If you haven't been to the neighborhood lately the amount of construction in such a small area will blow you away, with plenty more to come. From thousands of new residential units to a state-of-the-art public safety building, Mission Bay is poised to become not just any new neighborhood in the city, but an example of how a classic city can keep up with the times without changing its character.Read More
Mission Bay's Mega Projects in Handy Map Form
Currently well into the construction phase, when this complex is completed it will feature 150 units of affordable housing, with 25 units reserved for formerly homeless families. 11,000 sq. ft. of retail space will front 4th Street, and a rooftop garden, exercise room, and day care will be available to residents.
Most likely the next Mission Bay apartment complex to open, Venue will provide 147 units to San Francisco's historically low inventory. More ground floor retail will contribute to the long-promised 4th street corridor, and resident amenities such as a waterfall, dog wash and car wash will be located inside.
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
From the street this cutting-edge treatment facility appears nearly complete, yet it is still about a 1.5 years from opening its doors. When it does it will specialize in three important fields: children's health, women's health, and cancer.
Public Safety Building
Soon to be home to both the Mission Bay Fire Station and the SFPD Command Center, this $243MM ultra-earthquake resistant public works project will assure the safety of the developing neighborhood on a daily basis, and the city's safety in the event of a major disaster.
Channel Mission Bay
With a massive 315 units, Channel Mission Bay is expected to open its doors to tenants this November. The building is seeking a LEED Gold certification for its high-efficiency heating/cooling, low-VOC materials used, and 75% construction waste diversion. However, with a two-story garage for its 1:1 parking ratio it's bound to lose some green cred.
Mission Rock Megaproject
Currently in the long Environmental Impact Report phase, this immense real estate project from the owners of the San Francisco Giants will turn surface parking lots into $1.6 billion worth of residences, offices, hotels and underground parking. They recently signed their first "Anchor" tenant, with the beer makers agreeing to occupy 212,000 sq. ft. of the adjacent Pier 48.
As part of the UC San Francisco Mission Bay campus this building is also known as the the Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building, and promises to strengthen the "Campus as World-Class Hub for Discovery, Translation." Construction began earlier this year.
After abandoning controversial plans to build in Potrero Hill, Kaiser Permanente has instead opted to move up to the adjacent Mission Bay neighborhood. Construction of the 264,000 sq. ft. medical center could begin early as next year.
Mission Bay Block 1
As arguably the premier building plot in all of Mission Bay, plans have been submitted to build a 250-room hotel and up to 350 residential units. Arquitectonica has been hired to design the residential building, and the hotel portion is being shopped around to to hospitality developers.
A new park will help balance out all the residential and commercial building in Mission Bay. The building of the new park is also incorporated with public infrastructure building, including streets, parking and bike lanes. Construction of the immediate area is ongoing.
Mission Bay Block 40
Plans for a massive office project will create nearly 1 million sq. ft. of office space, with 2 "campuses," each consisting of a 5-story and a 12-story building. The mid-rise buildings will top out at 180 feet, and there will be parking for up 680 cars.
Mission Bay Kids Park
Plans for a children's park are in the works in Mission Bay. Aside from the usual kids play features the "park will be surrounded by trees and have plenty of diverse foliage to keep the little ones interested in plant life."
This 3.7 acre development will yield 360 rental units when completed. Expect concierge-style services and high-end finishes to attract the ever-desirable tech workers looking for homes. Much of the first floor will be reserved for retail, especially that facing 4th Street.
Also known as Mission Bay Block 13, this development form Equity Residential and Nibbi Construction will produce a 5-story podium building with a 16-story tower rising above. The finished product will feature 273 one- and two-bedroom units, and 273 parking spaces. Construction has already begun on this building, with expected delivery in March, 2015.