Uber Mission Bay Campus Rendering - SHoP

The general contractor in charge of building Uber’s worldwide headquarters in Mission Bay is now soliciting bids from subcontractors to start driving the piles upon which the development will rest and is planning to break ground in January.

Uber Mission Bay Campus Rendering - SHoP - Walkway

Designed by SHoP Architects, the two campus buildings to rise up to eleven stories on the former Salesforce parcels at 1455 and 1515 Third Street, adjacent to the proposed Golden State Warriors arena and event center, will be connected by a series of overhead walkways with both open and enclosed areas below.

Uber Mission Bay Campus Rendering - SHoP - Commons

The urban tech campus is being developed in a partnership between Uber and Alexandria Real Estate Equities and should be ready for occupancy by the fourth quarter of 2017.

Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Aaron Goodman

    a) where are the locals? oh yeah, they were displaced already…. too busy on phones to notice…
    b) lots of glass, uber have EQ insurance?
    c) walkways? not a bad idea with rising sea levels, put a few gondolas in, they can be uber/lyft paddled…

    • Posted by pishposh

      Thanks for filling my morning dose of “people’s lame and baseless attempts to be clever in the comments section.” Now I can get to reading things of actual consequence.

    • Posted by Serge

      I’m still trying to understand how people are being “displaced.”

      If you own your home, no one is forcing you out. It is your choice if you wish to sell or not. If you are renting and are in a rent controlled building, you are in a position to essentially stay there indefinitely (at the landlord’s expense, mind you). If the property is sold and Ellis Act’ed, that is simply the property owner exercising their _right_ to get out of the rental market.

      If the argument is about “newcomers” well I hate to break it to you, but SF has been seeing “newcomers” since 1849.

      • Posted by Sierrajeff

        Not to mention, in this area *no one* is being displaced, because it’s currently a vacant weed-filled expanse of rubble.

      • Posted by Rover

        He’s referring to the dogs from Dog Patch. Woof woof.

    • Posted by mdg399

      Who’s being displaced here…? It’s an empty lot. has been for 35 years. Before that it was a freight train/rail depot. before that it was a swamp. I don’t usually reply to nonsense but in this case it’s such obvious KVETCHING it’s worth the 2 minutes to reply…..

    • Posted by seriously

      a) who are they actually displacing? it’s an empty lot. no one used to live in mission bay- it used to be industrial
      b) earthquake insurance…. because of glass…. like people haven’t figured that out today with modern curtainwall systems.
      c) the world must be a very confusing and frightening place for you

    • Posted by Tony

      Well you’re clearly not a local otherwise you’d know this block is currently an empty lot occupied by rubble and rusty fence.

    • Posted by anun

      thought I stumbled into a mission housing post by accident

    • Posted by John

      “a) where are the locals? oh yeah, they were displaced already…. too busy on phones to notice…”

      Yeah except that site is a parking lot now and Mission Bay used to be a dump-yard for Caltrain. Not many locals there. If you were so concerned about locals, maybe you should ask why the few apartments that were built in mission bay were zoned to maximum 160 ft.

  2. Posted by Sutro_Tower

    Isn’t it interesting that the Mission Bay Alliance had nothing to say against this proposal and the use of this land as a “tech” campus as opposed to the biotech and life sciences they so desperately crave immediately across the street on the site of the future Warriors arena?

  3. Posted by mdg399

    Who’s being displaced here…? It’s an empty lot. has been for 35 years. Before that it was a freight train/rail depot. before that it was a swamp. I don’t usually reply to nonsense but in this case it’s such obvious KVETCHING it’s worth the 2 minutes to reply…..

  4. Posted by jamesjr

    Love it. Build it.

  5. Posted by roberto

    Does anyone know the woman in the lower right corner of the third pic? I would like to meet her!

    • Posted by HappyinSF

      Carly Simon.

    • Posted by reanto

      More to the point, how did that guy, not just over 30 but over 40, get in the picture.

  6. Posted by frog

    Does anyone know why this lot is currently filled with new Minis and Mercedes cargo vans?

  7. Posted by Jim

    Who is the architect?

    [Editor’s Note: See the second paragraph, or Related tags, above.]

  8. Posted by 25 years in SF

    People are being displaced in SF because small business owners can’t afford the rent rates that the tech world is paying. This development could actually free up a lot of commercial space that uber is currently renting. The city is changing, it’s tough to watch if you have been here for a long time and hard to see if you are a newbie and don’t have a reference point.

  9. Posted by Dan m

    He’s the boss who actually knows something

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