April 27, 2011
Designs For Salesforce's Global Headquarters Complex in Mission Bay
While salesforce.com has been tight-lipped about designs for their Global Headquarters Complex in Mission Bay, an RFQ for design, engineering, and consulting services to support Flad Architects and Legorreta + Legorreta (the executive and design architects) seeks those with experience designing swimming pools, water features and green roofs.
The project which is envisioned to include "offices, conference space, auditoria, retail, restaurants, structured parking for approximately 1,500 cars, public spaces/parks, and other amenities common to corporate campuses" will consist of eight main buildings, several specialty buildings, and open spaces.
Total building area will be approximately 2 million square feet and designed to accommodate eight to ten thousand employees.
∙ Salesforce.com Acquires 14 Mission Bay Acres To Build 2 Million Feet [SocketSite]
∙ RFQ: Salesforce.com Global Headquarters Complex – Mission Bay [sfredevelopment.org]
∙ Mission Bay Neighborhood Block And Construction Watch [SocketSite]
First Published: April 27, 2011 8:30 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
That's a big parking garage for a site at the edge of downtown.
Posted by: sd at April 27, 2011 9:31 AM
^Yeah, but 1500 parking spots for 8-10,000 employees is fine in my book.
Posted by: anon at April 27, 2011 9:36 AM
It's not really at the "edge" of downtown, and besides some parking of this amount is completely appropriate for that many employees.
Good project. Great for Mission Bay. Great for The City.
Posted by: noearch at April 27, 2011 10:50 AM
Even so, it's about 25% of the total building area. But I guess that elsewhere it would be 60%.
Posted by: Alai at April 27, 2011 1:36 PM
Will Salesforce bump up against the Prop M annual limits on office construction? Or have enough years gone by without new construction that Salesforce can build its campus without the hitting the limit?
Posted by: zzzzzzzz at April 27, 2011 2:47 PM
^There's a gigantic backlog right now, so I can't imagine that the limits will come into play. There really hasn't been much new office construction in SF at any point in the last decade. Most of the buildings that were planned during the last boom didn't end up being built.
Posted by: anon at April 27, 2011 3:11 PM
That is an absolutely incredible number of employees. I would imagine there will be a lot of retail/restaurant development in the near future. Good news indeed.
Posted by: anon at April 27, 2011 4:00 PM
lots of jobs indeed. currently, prop m limits allow over 3.3 msf to be built and that's just the large cap - small cap projects have 1.2msf.
Posted by: sd at April 27, 2011 5:30 PM
The sad fact is that they house a significant proportion of those employees today without any dedicated parking at all, and it's only because they are moving so far from downtown that they will require it. It's not a happy employee population that was promised their vote would decide the location, only to have it thrown out when it didn't match Marc's expectations.
Posted by: Scooter at April 27, 2011 9:54 PM
That is an absolutely incredible number of employees. I would imagine there will be a lot of retail/restaurant development in the near future.
Where in Mission Bay are the small lots that retail and restaurants require, preferably clustered? I do not know of any near the Salesforce complex. There is the strip on 4th street intended to service the Berry St condos, but that is not a quick or pleasant walk from the Salesforce location.
Posted by: Delancey at April 27, 2011 11:04 PM
"Where in Mission Bay are the small lots that retail and restaurants require, preferably clustered?"
The ground floor level of the buildings, as specified in the salesforce RFQ.
Posted by: Happy in SF at April 28, 2011 10:35 AM
Posted by: SocketSite at February 27, 2012 6:35 PM