April 4th, 2012
Oakland 8, San Francisco 1
San Francisco, CA. – The Giants dropped the final of their three exhibition games vs. the A’s today as they lost 8-1 to Oakland. RHP Yusmeiro Petit tossed 3.1 innings, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks with 2 strikeouts. The Giants got on the board in the 1st inning when 3B Pablo Sandoval hit a ground rule double and then scored on C Buster Posey’s RBI single. Posey finished 2-for-2 with a double and RBI. DH Hector Sanchez (.383) and 2B Ryan Theriot (.190) each had a multi-hit game.
Friday, the Giants open the regular season in Arizona. RHP Tim Lincecum will take the hill against RHP Ian Kennedy.
Larry Baer gestures towards the area that will be revitalized in the Mission Rock project.
MAYOR LEE, SF GIANTS & PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO UNVEIL MISSION ROCK PROPOSAL
New 27-Acre Project is One of the Largest Urban Mixed Use Projects in America, Includes up to 1.7 Million Square Feet for Innovation Companies, up to 1,000 Residential Units & More Than Eight Acres of Open Space
San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the San Francisco Giants and the Port of San Francisco today unveiled a revised proposal for the Mission Rock development project, located at Seawall Lot 337 and Pier 48 south of AT&T Park and across the China Basin Channel. Mission Rock will feature eight acres of open space, dramatic waterfront residences, innovative office space, shops and restaurants and a refurbished historic pier.
“Mission Rock will be one of the largest urban mixed use projects in America and will become an enormous economic boost for our City,” said Mayor Lee. “It will create thousands of construction and permanent jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues while creating much-needed housing and open space for a growing neighborhood and office space for companies starting or expanding in San Francisco.”
The Mission Rock proposal, submitted by the San Francisco Giants and the Cordish Companies to the Port of San Francisco, includes 3.5 million square feet of development space over a 27-acre site. Nearly one third of the project site will be devoted to open space – including Mission Rock Square and China Basin Park. Construction of Mission Rock will take place over four phases and generate 4,800 job-years over the life of the project build-out. At completion, Mission Rock will support more than 7,000 permanent jobs.
“The San Francisco Giants and our partners at The Cordish Companies have been working over the past 18 months to refine and fully develop plans for the Mission Rock Project, and we are thrilled to be entering into the next stage of development,” said San Francisco Giants CEO and President Larry Baer. “This property is of great strategic importance to the Giants, and its successful development will enhance and diversify the economic position of the team, creating new revenue streams that will help us compete at the highest level. We are excited to transform and improve our neighborhood by replacing a large surface parking lot with an inspired mixed-use community featuring a spectacular waterfront park, dramatic waterfront residences, innovative work environments, original shops and cafes, and a refurbished historic pier. We look forward to working with the Port and City over the coming years to realize our shared vision for Mission Rock.”
“The Port is excited to receive the proposal for Seawall Lot 337 and Pier 48,” said Port Commission President Doreen Woo Ho. “The developer’s vision for a new neighborhood includes an urban mix of residential, commercial, retail and public open space uses that will further activate and enliven the Southern waterfront.”
Mayor Ed Lee speaks about the Mission Rock Development project.