Snohetta and Manica Architecture will remain the design team for the Golden State Warriors’ Arena in Mission Bay. And while the Warriors remain focused on opening the arena in time for the 2018 season, they are adding two 120-foot-tall towers with 500,000 square feet of office space along Third Street to their plans, according to the Business Times.
Slated to be built on 12 acres of land bounded by Third, 16th and South Streets, and Terry Francois Boulevard to the east, the San Francisco Sports and Entertainment Center will feature an 18,000-seat arena which is expected to rise around 125 feet in height and will showcase Warriors games as well as concerts, events and convention activities.
In addition, the build-out of the Mission Bay site will trigger the construction of a five-and-a-half-acre waterfront park across Terry Francois Boulevard, with water-oriented activities and large lawn areas to accommodate a variety of recreational uses similar to Marina Green.
And with respect to Proposition M which limits the development of office space in San Francisco, according to the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Mission Bay projects get priority.