Commercial Buildings (Under Construction) – San Francisco – 94105 – 7/14
535 Mission Street is under construction and will be a brand new class A office tower, ideally located in San Francisco’s South Financial District. Situated between the North Financial District and SOMA. The building is one of the first LEED Core & Shell gold pre-certified office towers in SF. Located near the Transbay Transit Center, City Park, SF MOMA, and Yerba Buena makes 535 Mission Street the ideal office location, commencing TI’s October 2014.
Type: Commercial offices
Architectural style: Modernism
Location : 535 Mission Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates: 37.788866°N 122.39821°W
Construction started : 2008
Estimated completion : 2014
Cost : US$215 million
Roof : 378 ft (115 m)
Floor count : 27
Floor area : 307,000 sq ft (29,000 m2)
Design and construction
Developer : Boston Properties, Inc.
Main contractor : Swinerton
535 Mission Street is an architecturally distinct office tower designed by the global architecture and design firm, HOK. The 27-story, 378 ft tall, class A office tower will be located at the corner of Mission Street and Shaw Alley. 535 Mission Street has been artistically designed as a slender, graceful urban form. Tapered façade corners and a sculptural cornice line defines the building silhouette, while a double height ground floor lobby adjacent pedestrian plaza and improvements along Shaw Alley, enhance the street-level experience.
LEEDThe building will adhere to the highest standards of environmental design as stipulated by the US Green Building Counsel. It is one of the first LEED Core & Shell gold pre-certified office towers in SF. The buildings advanced mechanical systems, high performance skin and water usage efficiencies will promote sustainability while ensuring a high level of comfort and productivity. The glass façade will utilize high performance glass that integrates with indoor controls to further enhance its energy and light transmission performance.
535 Mission Street is ideally located in San Francisco’s South Financial District. Situated between the North Financial District and SOMA, this dynamic neighborhood interweaves San Francisco’s rich history with creativity and innovation. From the city’s best restaurants to world class museums, the South Financial District is a vibrant and electric place to be.
City Park will be a 5.4-acre rooftop park above the Transbay Transit Center, which will be comprised of gardens, walking/running trails, open grass areas, picnic areas, and a lily pond. On the west side of the park there will be an open-air amphitheater and stage, perfectly suited for concerts and fairs. The Children’s Play Gardens will feature an interactive Exploratorium and activity area, ideal for families and will be located near the vibrant plaza in the center of the park.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is an internationally recognized museum with a collection of modern and contemporary art. SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th century art. The museum’s current collection includes over 26,000 works of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media arts.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is San Francisco’s contemporary arts center offering visual arts, performing arts, film and media exhibitions.
Yerba Buena Gardens
Yerba Buena Gardens is a 5.5-acre park featuring sprawling lawns, art installations, a butterfly garden, fountains and a 50 ft. high waterfall sculpture.
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Transbay Transit Center
The new Transbay Transit Center will serve as a hub for 11 Bay Area transportation systems: AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Muni, SamTrans, WestCAT Lynx, Amtrak, Paratransit and the future California High Speed Rail.
535 Mission Street is an office skyscraper under construction in the South of Market district of San Francisco, California. Its design calls for 27 stories and 378 ft (115 m) above street level. It is adjacent to the Transbay Transit Center site and located on the same block as 100 First Plaza, 555 Mission Street, and 101 Second Street.
In 1984, a partnership called Bredero-Northern filed an application for a 300 foot (91 m) tall, 23-story office building. The Environmental Impact Report was certified in 1986, but the project was subsequently withdrawn by the developers and never built. In 1999, a new sponsor called DWI Development, Inc. proposed a 22-story, approximately 294 foot (90 m) tall building, which was approved in April 2000. Following the dot-com crash, Hines Interests Limited Partnership took over the project and in 2002 demolished the existing structures and built a temporary parking lot until the economy recovered.
With the office market slow to recover, the site was sold in 2003 to Monahan Pacific for $19.2 million, with plans to switch the development to condominiums. In 2005, the site was approved for a 35-story, 360 foot (110 m) tall building containing up to 273 housing units. However, by 2006, citing an “overheated" residential real estate market, Monahan Pacific sold the development site to Beacon Capital Partners for $30 million, who changed the plans back to offices.
Beacon broke ground on 535 Mission during the summer of 2008, driving piles and laying the building’s foundation. In October, with the onset of the 2008 financial crisis, construction on the building was halted. After lying dormant for four years, the site was sold along with already purchased construction materials to Boston Properties for $71 million. Boston Properties restarted construction in 2013 and expects to complete the project by the fall of 2014. Topping-out ceremonies were held on January 8, 2014. Upon completion, the building plans to attain LEED Gold status.