The Golden State Warriors plan to pitch a Chase Center hotel and condominiums, with the proposal part of the development that will surround the arena.
Currently under construction in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, the privately financed Chase Center will open this fall and anchor a larger development project that includes office, dining, and retail space. It appears that the mixed-use development component of the project is still evolving, as the Warriors are planning to submit a new proposal that calls for hotel rooms and condos adjacent to the Chase Center.
Branded as a 1 Hotel, the structure would take the place of a planned 24,000-square-foot retail building that has already been approved for the project’s site. It could open in 2023, but an architect for the building has not been selected and city approval will have to be secured before the plans can move forward. More from the San Francisco Chronicle:
The basketball team plans to propose a 142-room hotel and up to 25 upper-floor condos at the northeast corner of the 11-acre project site, near the intersection of South Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard.
The hotel requires approval from the city’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure, which oversees new Mission Bay projects, and other city approvals. If approved, the team hopes to start construction by mid-2021 and open in 2023.
Rick Welts, president of the Warriors, said neighboring businesses and residents have expressed a need for a hotel, especially for visitors to the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. A 250-room Marriott hotel at Third and Channel streets is under construction, and Welts said it would complement the Warriors’ hotel. There’s also demand for housing and little supply, he said.
“We do see a need for lodging in the Mission Bay area. We look forward to learning more about the Warriors’ proposal,” Barbara French, a UCSF vice chancellor, said in a statement.
When it opens this fall, the Chase Center will replace Oakland’s Oracle Arena as the Warriors’ home.
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