Located just south of AT&T Park, Mission Rock will be San Francisco's newest waterfront neighborhood, reconnecting the City to its magnificent Bay. What is currently a windswept parking lot will be transformed into a vibrant urban community. Approximately one third of the 24 acre project site will be devoted to public open space, including Mission Rock Square and China Basin Park. Over the last four years, the Giants have worked with the Port, our neighbors, and the larger community to develop a design strategy for Seawall Lot 337 and Pier 48 that will enhance the fabric of the city for generations to come.
After the Embarcadero Freeway's demolition after the 1989 earthquake, the Port of San Francisco developed a Waterfront Land Use Plan to guide future development along the water. A central tenant of this Plan was to reconnect San Francisco to the Bay. The Giant's responses to the Port's 2007 Request for Qualifications and subsequent Request for Proposals identified SWL 337 as the perfect site for a large waterfront park. Throughout the period of development planning, we have remained committed to respecting this site as an exceptional public resource and reflecting that respect in an extensive network of links and open space destinations that invite all users to the waterfront. We have maintained the grand scale of China Basin Park on the northern end of the site, directly across China Basin from AT&T Ballpark. From the Junior Giants field to the Great Lawn gathering space, China Basin Park will be a year round facility for the greater San Francisco and Bay Area community. Coupled with a rehabilitated Pier 48 that offers maritime and recreational uses, the Park will connect the Blue Greenway to the Embarcadero, establishing uninterrupted public waterfront access from Fisherman's Wharf to Hunter's Point. The centrally located Mission Rock Square will be a focal point of the neighborhood, serving residents, businesses, and visitors, and celebrating East-West view corridors of the Bay. The small scale of street blocks will mirror the transitional fabric of this neighborhood, linking larger parcels in Mission Bay to the more intimate scale of downtown San Francisco.
The Mission Rock development program reflects a current perspective of highest and best use of the Port's land to generate sustainable financial returns, yet it is flexible enough to respond to future market conditions. This approach achieves our shared goal of preserving flexibility for individual development sites, while simultaneously creating a land use framework within which the program will evolve. Construction of Mission Rock will take place over four phases and generate 4,800 jobs during the project build out. At completion, Mission Rock will support more than 7,000 permanent jobs.
Please find below links to our development concept submittal. Please note that each of these files is considered large and contains many high-resolution images. Depending on the speed of your system, each portion may take several minutes to download and may be too large for some systems.
Our project team has been hard at work to produce a plan that is responsive to the community and meets the objectives of the Port of San Francisco. We have been making regular presentations of our plan and continue to receive valuable suggestions and feedback. We would welcome the opportunity to address your group. Please click here if you would like a representative of the Mission Rock Project Team to attend your community meeting.