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Event - September 7, 2012

Urban Land Institute YLG Tours Mission Bay Blocks 2 & 3

Urban Land Institute San Francisco Young Leaders Group held its 7th Annual “Deal Crawl” on September 7, 2012, which included a hard-hat tour of UCSF Medical Center, and Mission Bay Blocks 2 & 3, two Nibbi Brothers General Contractors market-rate apartment projects that are currently under construction.

Developed by UDR, Inc., Mission Bay Block 2 will provide 315 market-rate units consisting of studio, and 1- and 2-bedroom units within an eight-story concrete building. The 455,000-sq.-ft. property will include a two-story parking structure with 1:1 parking spaces, and 8,000 sq. ft. of commercial retail space along 4th Street. Amenities include a pool, spa, bocce ball court, fitness center, business center, bike storage, and an outdoor amphitheater with fire pits and three communal kitchens. The building’s exterior skis systems include stucco, standing seam and flush metal panel, preformed metal wall panel, thin brick veneer, and a perforated metal rain screen with a high-performance finish. The project is pursuing LEED Gold and is expecting completion by November 2013.  Tom Giarrusso, Senior Project Manager, and Bill Johnson, Senior Superintendent, presented to the group. 

Developed by Urban Housing Group, Mission Bay Block 3 will be a 228,715-sq.-ft. building containing 147 units of market-rate apartments within six stories. Units include junior 1-bedroom units, 1- and 2-bedroom units, and some multi-level townhouse units, as well as a community center, courtyard, fitness center, and 11,469-sq. ft. of retail and leasing office space along the street. The project will have high-level exterior and interior finishes, including four separate rain screen materials: copper, zinc metal panels, terra cotta tile adn “Swiss Pearl,” a high-end fiber cement board panel.  The project is pursuing LEED Silver and is expecting completion by March 2013.  Lee Sehon, Project Manager, and Craig Goebel, Senior Superintendent, presented to the group.

Deal Crawl attendees learned how both Nibbi projects are supported by multiple steel H-piles (384 for Block 2 and 226 for Block 3) that extend an average of 245 feet into bedrock. They also learned how both projects’ foundations include a methane barrier, in response to conditions particular to Mission Bay.

Nibbi was delighted to participate in ULI YLG’s Deal Crawl and to discuss these two Mission Bay projects, which bring the company’s number of Mission Bay projects (either completed, under construction or in preconstruction) to 18.

Nibbi Director of Business Development Joe Olla (L) and Mission Bay Block 3 Project Manager Lee Sehon (R)

Block 2 Senior Project Manager Tom Giarrusso (L)

Mission Bay Block 3 Senior Superintendent Craig Goebbel(middle)

A "Deal Crawl" attendee inspecting a mock-up