Warriors reveal third version of waterfront arena

Warriors reveal third version of waterfront arena
November 12, 2013, 1:15 pm
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The Warriors' new plan creates nearly eight acres of new public open space on the waterfront -- the equivalent of three new Union Squares. (WARRIORS)

SAN FRANCISCO -- On the third anniversary of the team’s “Lacob-Guber Era” on Tuesday, the Golden State Warriors released an updated design of its proposed sports and entertainment pavilion on the San Francisco waterfront.

The site is currently a dilapidated 13-acre pier that’s falling into the Bay. The Warriors would restore the crumbling pier, build a new event pavilion, and create nearly eight acres of new public open space on the waterfront -- the equivalent of three new Union Squares.

With parks, plazas, and wide-open paths featuring views of the Bay, in “Design 3.0” the open space has grown from half of the project area to 60 percent. The new, slimmed-down design reduces the event center area by over 30,000 square feet, expands total open space by nearly one acre, lowers building heights, and removes 1.3 million cubic feet of volume.

“Right now, Piers 30-32 are a $50 million liability to the city – it’s literally crumbling into the Bay. Every other previous developer has walked away because of the huge cost of fixing the pier. Well, we’ve got a vision for what this incredible location could be, and we’re stepping up,” said Joe Lacob, Co-Executive Chairman and CEO of the Warriors.

 

Version 1.0

Version 2.0

Version 3.0

Pavilion Height

135 feet

125 feet

110ft top of façade, 125 ft top of arena roof

Pavilion Size

771,000 GSF

728,000 GSF

695,000 GSF

Pavilion Seating Capacity

Up to 19,000

18,000

18,064

Total Open Space Area

50% of site (6.3 acres)

53% of site (6.7 acres)

60% of site (7.6 acres)

Open Space at Pier Level

3.2 acres

3.3 acres

3.9 acres

Public Plaza at NW Corner

Permanent Bike Valet Spaces

0

300

300

Retail Size

105,000 GSF

90,000 GSF

90,000 GSF

Event Plaza Height

35 feet

37 feet

28 feet

NE Plaza Height

55 feet

55 feet

37 feet

Parking Spaces

630

500

500

Deep Water Berth Provided

Public Ramp Around Pavilion

Exhibition Hall

Net Pier Deck Removal

4,700SF

0

15,800SF                     



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