With a total projected construction budget of $1.5 billion, the Giants’ massive Mission Rock development is proposed to be built in four phases. Construction on the first phase with buildings up to 320 feet in height is currently slated to commence in 2016:

Phase 1 of the Mission Rock development includes parcels A, B, and C along Third Street and a 2,297 space parking garage at the corner of Third and Mission Rock Streets (parcel D). Assuming a 2016 start, Phase 1 would be ready for occupancy in 2018.

Construction of Phase 2 which includes parcels G and K and the five-acre China Basin Park is currently slated to commence in 2017 and would be completed in 2019. Construction of Phase 3 which includes parcels E and F and Mission Rock Square would commence in 2018 and be completed in 2020.

The final phase of the Giants’ Mission Rock development includes parcels H, I and J is slated to commence construction in 2019 with delivery by 2022. The redevelopment of Pier 48 upon which Anchor Brewing is planning to build another brewery is also currently scheduled for the final phase of the Mission Rock project but could be accelerated. Anchor has already announced their intentions to begin construction by the end of 2014.

Speaking of Pier 48, according to the term sheet for development: “In light of the current projections of sea level rise, the maximum initial term [for Pier 48’s lease] would be 30 years.” An option to extend to 66 years will be included but will only be able to be exercised after the City and the Port have established policies and procedures to address the sea level rise.

14 thoughts on “Mission Rock: The Four Phases, Timing, And Sea Rise Clause”
  1. I wonder why they decided to develop west to east instead of east to west. It seems like it would be more difficult for construction crews to drive through the parcels already developed.

  2. @Joel: It’s because there’s no infrastructure (e.g. sewers, power, water, streets) on the site, so it’s cheaper and easier to start along 3rd Street where that all exists, rather than build it out for the whole site first.

  3. My family and I were there on Sat. for the Giants game. Parked in the last lot going south. I hadn’t been down here in about a year (since the last game) and it looks even more dreadful than before. Very uninspiring on so many levels. I realize the area is in transition and under construction but there definitely needs a huge influx of commercial and retail space to make this area not just a neighborhood for its residents but a destination. There is so much potential at stake. If executed properly it could be a home run. If not, expect it to be a ghost town in between events and residents driving to other parts of the city to spend their money, get fed and buy stuff.

  4. Hopefully someone has a plan for where the levees go if needed. Maybe that plan is cheaper if it doesn’t have to work around the piers.
    It will be awfully tempting to claim a little more of the bay, won’t it?

  5. “it looks even more dreadful than before.” -Mark
    I dunno…i think the area was more dreadful when it was empty lots, old warehouses, and abandoned buildings.
    “I realize the area is in transition and under construction but there definitely needs a huge influx of commercial and retail space to make this area not just a neighborhood for its residents but a destination.” -Mark
    Like you said, the area is still under construction. Most retail hasn’t been built yet. The main retail/commercial areas as far as I know are going to be along 4th street, and at the Giants Mission Rock development.

  6. systemr,
    Don’t forget the new cop shop that is being built inbetween the Madrone and the parking garage. The PSB (Public Safety Building) is 6 or 7 stories tall. It will contain the San Francisco Police Department Command Center Headquarters and the Southern District Police Station, as well as to provide a new Fire Station for the Mission Bay community.
    [Editor’s Note: SF’s New Public Safety Building Officially Breaks Ground On Third.]

  7. Retail will be SLOW to spawn in Mission Bay with MTA placing meters all over the place until 10 pm BEFORE the area is even ripe. WHILE this fills MTA coffers with $65 parking ticket revenue, it is robbing the City business tax revenue as planning has been less than accomodating to retailers. It is already very costly to establish a retail presence. All of the retail spaces in MB are empty shells which requires substantial tenant improvement cost to finish out. The inclusive and shortsighted MTA planning policies in the guise of “transit first” has created more road blocks to retail development and the much needed pedestrian traffic. The lack of retail off loading, the removal of parking lanes and meters operating until 10 pm are disincentives to new business. How on earth can a mom and pop shop able to set up in MB?
    The major’s staff needs to rexamine this area and make some adjustments. MB has been a guinea pig of success in some areas and a failures many others. Mission Bay is in sore need of tweaking. I would eliminate the 10 pm parking until the area is truly developed, delay new meter installation, provide retail tax incentives, increase parking lanes (they can always eliminate it later) and provide better planning to spur existing retail development.

  8. @nycdr: “increase parking lanes (they can always eliminate it later)”
    How’s that working out on Polk Street?
    The best thing to do is establish the parking rules you want from the outset and to avoid any future fight. Another advantage is that it will demonstrate to the rest of the city that these types of parking rules do not destroy retail, which should make it easier to spread them throughout the city.

  9. Hi Eric,
    Parking rules have been already been set and many parking lanes have been eliminated (ie. South St, Third St. Mission Bay N & S) Unfortunately new retail has not developed on 3rd St. or 4th st south of canal. They have sat empty for the last 4 years. A big part of the problem is lack of foot traffic. My point is really that retail needs a jump start not more road blocks. It’s will be a long wait and see.
    Best Regard.

  10. ncydr,
    Due to the ballpark being so close, it really does not make sense to put a ton of free parking in the area. During baseball season, the spots will be used by those going to the games, not folks looking to shop.
    Look at some of the more vibrant shopping areas of the city. They have a ton of foot traffic because of local residents and proximity to mass transit. Dropping several thousand housing units in the area should have a big impact on foot traffic. The new central subway will add another way for folks to get into the area.

  11. The Giants play at ATT about 85 home games a year, the balance 285 days the MB south area is quite deserted and far from vibrant retail area we would like to envision MB to be. In time I hope it to be so though.
    The complaint by most MB residents to MTA is the needless inconvenient to the locals and the nonsensical act of metering until 10 pm, 6 days a week and meter on Sunday till 6 pm the OTHER 285 days when the area is COMPLETELY empty. Request was made to reduce metering hours during non demand times several times but MTA did not heed the voices the community. Truth be told, here is an example of MTA grasping for straws to find whatever funds they can to fill their ballooned half billion dollar budget. And such action has made many locals quite upset.

  12. From SF Park: Meter rates are only $.25 per hour in the evenings, and in fact can be as low as .25 per hour during the daytimes based on demand. So I doubt that it is the presence of meters that is such an impediment on retail. I think it’s two things: density is still developing and, yes, there are some design issues that may hinder a rich retail experience.
    In my opinion, Mission Bay is uncomfortably “dense suburban” with too much space (off-street) for cars, maybe not enough space on street for them, and not nearly enough thought along retail streets to creating spaces (wide sidewalks, building variety at street level, opportunities for a variety of shop sizes) to encourage a pleasant retail/services environment. I think this will need some second generation attention as Mission Bay approaches buildout. But here are the facts for metering in Mission Bay: (from SF Park website)
    Evening metering
    Because the majority of baseball games and other events at AT&T Park take place at night, after the current 6:00pm end-time for SFMTA meters, special event rates cannot effectively manage demand unless they apply later in the evening. The SFMTA chose to meter on event and non-event evenings in the Mission Bay area for consistency, ease of implementation, and to address increases in parking demand as the Mission Bay area rapidly grows.
    Time limits
    Because these meters are in an SFpark pilot area, meters have either four-hour time limits or no time limits at all, depending on the location, regardless of evening metering or event pricing. This is consistent with current SFpark time limits. Drivers should be sure to check the meter for time limits.

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