With the former San Francisco Giants Parking Lot D having been prepped for construction, the building permits for a 250-room hotel to rise on the northwest corner of Third and Channel Streets have been requested, the design has been refined and newly rendered, and construction for the SOMA Mission Bay Hotel should soon be underway.
From the architects with respect to the design:
The hotel has a 40-foot high street-edge defining podium element containing public and back-of-house spaces, and a taller tower element containing guestrooms and guest suites. The “L” shaped guestroom tower is organized in two (2) perpendicular wings rising 16 stories. Typical guestrooms are provided with generous picture windows that allow for guestroom suites to be situated facing AT&T Park, Twin Peaks and the City Landscape beyond.
The ground level sidewalk pedestrian experience is activated by the hotel’s public use space – the lobby gathering areas and marketplace café. The main public entrances for the hotel and marketplace café are located along the 3rd Street façade. The Porte Cochere and direct access to the rooftop community space enliven south-facing Channel Street. At the 3rd & Channel Street corner the hotel’s 40’ podium volumetrically defines a glass-enclosed, corner lobby and public gathering space – “The Community Living Room.”
Formally, the top of the hotel tower is defined by a sheltering brow which provides a defined cap element to the tower as well as functional wind and weather protection for the rooftop community space. This horizontal brow will be accented with color on its underside and distinctively lit during evening hours.
Originally slated for a late 2017 opening, it’s now looking more like the doors will open in early 2018.
The SOMA Mission Bay Hotel will abut the 350-unit residential development that’s to rise on the remainder of the Mission Bay Block 1 site to the north.