South San Francisco Planning Commission is scheduled to review plans for a six-story R&D campus at Terminal 101 Court in South City, San Mateo County. The proposal will replace a surface parking lot next to the Golden Gate Produce Terminal, close to Freeway 101, and near Southline. Steelwave is the developer after buying the site in 2022 for $85 million.
The 112-foot structures will yield around 715,840 square feet of office space and 707,280 square feet for parking. The site will include the eight-level garage on the south end of the parcel, with a high capacity for 1,346 cars. Amenities will include a fitness center and restaurant at ground level.
Skidmore Owings & Merrill is the project architect and structural engineer. Ware Malcomb is consulting on civil engineering. Illustrations show the structure conforming to the oddly shaped parcel with an articulated facade to break apart the overall massing, angled glass for a dynamic curtain-wall skin, and wood soffits to frame some amenity balconies.
The open space, designed by Carducci Associates, will provide employees and the public with a sheltered courtyard interspersed with pathways and seating. The J-shaped office building will wrap around the courtyard, while more open space will serve as gathering areas on the third and fifth levels.
The 8.7-acre parcel is located in the heart of the city’s low-slung industrial neighborhood, close to Freeway 101, and twenty minutes away from Downtown South City by foot. Both the South City Caltrain Station and San Bruno BART Station are around 5 minutes away by bicycle.
The meeting is scheduled to start in person today, September 21st, starting at 7 PM. The event will occur virtually and in person at 33 Arroyo Drive in the Municipal Services Building. For more information about how to attend and participate, visit the meeting agenda here.