Having purchased Mission Bay Blocks 33 and 34, which are across the street from UCSF’s Mission Bay Medical Center and adjacent to the Warriors Arena site, from Salesforce.com last year, UCSF is getting ready to break ground on its first phase of the 3.8-acre site’s development.
As proposed, a 160-foot administrative tower will rise at the corner of 16th and 3rd Street, flanked by a 45-foot base to its north, which is to become a conference center, and a 70-foot base to its south which will house UCSF’s new Center for Vision Neuroscience.
As designed by SmithGroupJJR and slated to be presented to the UC Board of Regents in January, the Block 33 building will yield a total of 343,000 square feet of administrative and clinical space. And if approved, construction is slated to begin in June and be completed by July 2019.
Plans for a 160,000-square-foot building, along with a 500-space parking garage, to rise on Block 34 are in the works as well. But in the interim, the phase two parcel will become a 200-space parking lot.