December 14, 2006

Radiance At Mission Bay: Sales Center And Website Coming Soon

Radiance at Mission Bay website

A tipster notes that BOSA Development is converting Catellus' Mission Bay offices in the Glassworks building (across from AT&T Park) into a sales office for their Mission Bay developments. First up, Radiance at Mission Bay a 417 unit development in Mission Bay between Terry Francois and Third Street (near the new GAP building).

Radiance at Mission Bay will consist of two 16-story towers, two 9-story midrise buildings, and townhomes with condominiums ranging in size from 850 to 2,175 square feet. The current website is simply a placeholder, the sales office should open early next year, and while ground has been broken, we don’t expect to see delivery of the condominiums until mid-2008.

We’d love to share some pictures, but according to our tipster, “no one has seen any renderings yet; they've been held close to the chest. So the office will probably have some images, and maybe even models, that will be the first look at the initial BOSA project.” Well, either that or another tipster will send us (and you) some holiday cheer. (email tips@socketsite.com)

An Overview Of Mission Bay [SocketSite]
Radiance at Mission Bay [Official Website]

First Published: December 14, 2006 12:10 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

"Thank you for registering your interest in Bosa Development’s first project in San Francisco – Radiance at Mission Bay. Our Sales Center office improvements are underway and we anticipate sales to begin March 2007.

Phase one will consist of 98 homes. Floor plan types and sizes are as follows:

Type (Size Range)
One Bedroom (848 – 1,063 sq.ft.)
One Bedroom & Den (1,093 – 1,119 sq.ft.)
Two Bedroom (1,075 – 1,793 sq.ft.)
Two Bedroom & Den (1,348 – 1,812 sq.ft.)
Townhomes (1,821 – 2,173 sq.ft.)"

Posted by: Anonymous at December 14, 2006 11:15 AM

I'm sure the renderings will like everything else in mission bay. Lots of glass with aluminum frames and brick accents throughout.

Posted by: DesignGuy at December 14, 2006 1:01 PM

This is the first residental south of the channel, and it will be somewhat isolated for a while, and not adjacent to any other residential projects. It will be interesting to see how they do.....there are still a lot of big vacant lots down that way, but with UCSF on a tear it is finally beginning to feel like more of a place.

I for one am a little surprised they are starting now. They obviously have more confidence than I do in the strenght of the market over the next few years.

Posted by: curmudgeon at December 14, 2006 1:17 PM

Bosa is big in Vancouver, BC and San Diego. I've looked at a number of their developments and they are usually very nice, with good construction and amenities. I'm sure it will be a nice building.

Posted by: Mike at December 14, 2006 1:34 PM

anyone have a good sense of the seismic safety of that whole area? isn't it all fill? or, is that not a concern, as construction codes have come along enough to address that in new construction. (course, the building could stand but all the roads to the building could be impacted)

Posted by: anonymous at December 14, 2006 2:33 PM

All the buildings at Mission Bay, or at least the ones I have seen built - I work there, are built on concrete pilings that go down to bedrock. Some go down 80 feet or more. None of the buildings have below ground parking or basements. I am not an engineer but I believe this is considered a safe way to build.

Posted by: CameronRex at December 14, 2006 3:30 PM

"Bosa is big in Vancouver, BC and San Diego. I've looked at a number of their developments and they are usually very nice, with good construction and amenities. I'm sure it will be a nice building."

Not true - I've had experience with them in both San Diego and Irvine, and the quality of construction is subpar, the finishes have been average at best, and the amenities are average. They will most likely get the building built and sold fast, but the floorplans and finish details are not great, and many of their buildings have had major problems after completion such as flooding, elevator problems, terrible paint jobs, leaking windows etc.

Posted by: anonymous at December 15, 2006 12:49 AM

Does anyone know how many will be BMR available?

Posted by: Dee Edwards at December 15, 2006 1:16 PM

"or, is that not a concern, as construction codes have come along enough to address that in new construction."

Building Codes address life safety. When the Hayward or San Andreas crack nearby with a 7.0, the buildings will not collapse. That's it. As far as the ability to re-occupy the building, the code is silent. I have yet to see a developer market a building with "improved EQ performance", so when the quake hits you'll be lucky if you can re-occupy. And yes, most of Mission Bay is on piles, not always to bedrock, but down far enough to keep the building at a constant elevation while the roads sink around it.

Posted by: GordenGecko at December 15, 2006 8:05 PM

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