As we first reported last month, the Golden State Warriors proposed Mission Bay Arena has been redesigned to flush-away the snarky “toilet” commentary the earlier design evoked. And for the first time, the proposed arena and adjacent five-and-a-half-acre Bayfront Park which will accompany the development have been rendered in full.
Under the revised design by MANICA Architecture (while Craig Dykers of Snohetta remains a Senior Design Advisor for the project, the Lead Architect is now David Manica), the bulky event hall on the northeast corner of the arena is gone, replaced by a more elegant and asymmetrical Bayfront Terrace, overlooking Bayfront Park and the Bay Bridge beyond.
A 24,000 square foot plaza would occupy the southeast corner of the site, at 16th and Terry Francois Boulevard.
And in addition to the 18,000 seat arena, the updated design includes:
- More than 100,000 square feet of mostly food-oriented retail space
- 3.2 acres of plazas and public space, including the plaza above and a 35,000 square-foot plaza along Third
- Approximately 580,000 square feet of office/biotech/lab space
- Approximately 950 parking spaces for autos in three concealed/underground levels, and
- 300 spaces of permanent valet parking for bikes
The Warriors hope to have the Mission Bay arena constructed in time for the tip off of the 2018-19 NBA season.