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Giants’ Mission Rock megaproject is taking shape across from Oracle Park
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Jan. 1, 2021 Updated: Jan. 4, 2021 4:53 p.m.

. . . After nearly a year of site preparation, construction crews have started on what will be two residential towers and two full-block commercial buildings, as well as new city streets and a 5-acre waterfront park . . . .

Demolition of the northern half of the parking lot began last January . . . . (and) proceeded steadily, attracting little attention until last month, when the first piles began being pounded into what was a natural marsh before it was filled with soil and debris to create a railyard in the late 1800s.

If all goes well, a 23-story residential tower should open on Third Street near the Lefty O’Doul Bridge by the end of 2022, along with the shoreline park and a 13-story office block that Visa already has leased as its headquarters-to-be. Another residential tower and office building should follow within months.

The pandemic has not caused the developers — the Giants and Tishman Speyer — to make any major revisions to the designs of the first four buildings, although newer renderings emphasize the outdoor terraces that already were included by the architects. But some interior features have been tweaked to reassure potential tenants who might be wary of, say, the possibility of infections in shared spaces . . . .

Mission Bay has been criticized for its often-stodgy architecture and the dormant feel of many blocks.

The goal with Mission Rock, developers say, is to mix things up. Offices share blocks with housing towers, for instance. Building designs will be more varied than in Mission Bay as well, including a residential high-rise in the first phase by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, whose tightly wound Mira tower near the Embarcadero is one of the skyline’s most distinctive new sights.

For now, the focus is on such construction basics as driving the piles that in many cases will go deeper than the height of the buildings they eventually support. Road beds are being prepared with an unusual lightweight concrete to keep streets from sagging into the fill, a problem that has plagued some parts of Mission Bay . . . .








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It's still unfortunate they are not providing an underground easement for a possible Bart line in the future. In order for a tunnel under 2nd to work it would have to swing under AT&T Park (yeah yeah oracle) and the Mission Rock site before tunnel south under Third in order to avoid a sharp curve.
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not as useful as the bird's-eye view from the Chron article, but more up-to-date. the pile driver was pounding away when I walked by:



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this one doesn't change too much visually yet, still stands of piles

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from the north end, still going with the piles



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S.F. Giants and Tishman Speyer play ball with biotech at Mission Rock
By Ron Leuty – Staff Reporter, San Francisco Business Times
Mar 25, 2021 Updated Mar 26, 2021, 6:20am PDT

. . . Mission Rock will ultimately will consist of 11 buildings, 1.4 million square feet of office or lab space, 1,200 residential units, 200,000 square feet of retail and eight acres of parks and plaza across a 28-acre city-owned site.

And as the pandemic has shifted trends regarding the region's commercial office market, the San Francisco Giants and partner Tishman Speyer have decided to look to biotech as a potential ace.

As many as five buildings in the massive development near the team's ballpark — including a spec structure starting construction in June — will target a booming life sciences industry. It is the latest pivot among various developers to convert office space for biotech.

At Mission Rock, the Giants and Tishman have already have lined up Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) for an entire 13-story, 300,000-square-foot building, except for ground-floor retail, that started construction in January. Pilings also are being pounded for a 23-story, 283-unit residential building along Third Street.

Those are part of the four-building first phase of the development, which ultimately will consist of 11 buildings, 1.4 million square feet of office or lab space, 1,200 residential units, 200,000 square feet of retail and eight acres of parks and plaza across 28 acres of property controlled by the Port of San Francisco. It is across the channel from the Giants' Oracle Park.

But Mission Rock's 318,000-square-foot "Building B" in the first phase, and four later-stage structures totaling another 600,000 square feet that were initially targeting traditional office users, now will be pitched to companies developing drugs, medical devices and diagnostics.

The change is in line with New York-based Tishman Speyers' expansion into life sciences real estate . . . .

Mission Bay, just south along Third Street from Mission Rock, has effectively zero biotech vacancy. Tech companies that gobbled space in the onetime biotech enclave a couple years ago are ceding some of that ground back to life sciences — witness Dropbox Inc.'s (NASDAQ: DBX) sublease of 133,896 square feet at the end of last year to Vir Biotechnology Inc. (NASDAQ: VIR). There's also speculation that the Gap Inc.-owned building at 550 Terry A. Francois Blvd., set to be vacated by Old Navy, could be a biotech play . . . .

By using bigger steel beams, for example, "we made the building stiffer and stronger," Shannon said. Pilings for the Mission Rock buildings already are meant to go down 250 feet to bedrock.

Construction on "Building B" will start in June and be completed within two years, Shannon said. Visa will take possession of its building in the third quarter of next year and the residential building will open in second quarter of 2023 . . . .
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Beautiful spread by SFYIMBY today on this one with startling headline (hadn't realized we were here already). And we have a name for the first building-- The Canyon--as well as the two streets: Toni Stone and Maya Angelou Sts.

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Steel Rises & Roads Visible In Phase One Of Mission Rock, San Francisco
BY: ANDREW NELSON 5:30 AM ON APRIL 5, 2021

Construction has started for Phase One of the Mission Rock development in Mission Bay, San Francisco. The land has been graded with foundations for the road network already visible and the steel superstructure for The Canyon on Parcel A rising over 3rd Street. Phase One includes two residential buildings, two offices, and the waterfront China Basin Park. Tishman Speyer is responsible for the development in partnership with the city’s major league baseball team, The Giants, and the Port of San Francisco.




Construction of Toni Stone and Maya Angelou streets in Mission Park, with street rising for Parcel A on the left







The Canyon is a residential tower, with design by MVRDV in partnership with Perry Architects. The glass fiber reinforced concrete facade reflects San Francisco’s rigid grid and daring natural topography. Getting into the details, the Rotterdam-based firm explains the inspiration, writing that the “concept design for Building A was inspired by Californian rock formations, with a narrow valley running between steep rocky walls that extend all the way up the tower western façade.”

Located on Parcel A, the structure has started to rise to a 258-foot pinnacle, with 103 low-income housing units and 179 market-rate units. The project includes parking for 312 bicycles. Of the 282 apartments, there will be 17 studios, 144 one-bedrooms, 109 two-bedrooms, and 12 three-bedroom units.

The 24-story building will yield a combined 375,000 square feet, with 221,140 square feet of residential space, 15,950 square feet for ground-level retail, 49,290 square feet for offices, and 14,150 square feet of open space.



Parcel B by WORKac is an eight-story office building that is expected to host a biotech company. The architects collaborated with Y.A. Studio and Adamson Associate Architects. Breakthrough Properties will assist with the life science real estate.



Parcel G is another office tower designed by Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen Architects, also in partnership with YA Studio and Adamson Associate Architects. It has been fully leased to Visa as their new global headquarters.



Parcel F is to be a residential tower by Studio Gang. The 240-foot structure will create 310,000 square feet to contain 255 units.

The waterfront promenade, called the China Basin Park, is designed by SCAPE in partnership with Miller Company and Min Design. The urban landscape will look across McCovey Cove towards the Giant’s Oracle Stadium.

. . . construction is targeted to complete phases one through four by 2026 if performed quickly. Phase one is expected to open between 2022 and 2023.
https://sfyimby.com/2021/04/steel-ri...francisco.html
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Btw anyone know what the plans are going to be for that last remaining parking lot between Long Bridge and Mission Rock St?
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Btw anyone know what the plans are going to be for that last remaining parking lot between Long Bridge and Mission Rock St?
Do you mean Phase II of Mission Rock seen in this rendering of the completed project?


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Do you mean Phase II of Mission Rock seen in this rendering of the completed project?
Those are pretty old renderings; all the up-to-date renders show that site remaining a parking lot. According to the SocketSite article, the area will remain a parking lot until 2023 when the phase 1 buildout is finished, then I assume the lot will be replaced with two buildings with refined design (but likely similar height/massing to what's pictured here.)
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Those are pretty old renderings; all the up-to-date renders show that site remaining a parking lot. According to the SocketSite article, the area will remain a parking lot until 2023 when the phase 1 buildout is finished, then I assume the lot will be replaced with two buildings with refined design (but likely similar height/massing to what's pictured here.)
"Phase II" means it will come after and remain a parking lot until the completion of "Phase I". Who knows if there will be any design changes before construction begins. The point here is that, yes, there are plans for the lot--it's ultimately part of Mission Rock.

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from ground level it doesn't look too different than the last time I was by, but I think that is a crane base out there:

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current state of the northern edge, which should be much improved when this is done



looking south up Third St

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similar to the 5th and Brannan intersection, it is hard to imagine not seeing wide open sky through the site from all angles

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it looks like a crane has gone up at Mission Rock (as seen from Fifth St and Mission Creek)

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