Stockton Waterfront Marina + Hotel
This master plan for a private developer addresses the City of Stockton's desire to create new opportunities for revitalizing its downtown by creating new live-work and recreational opportunities along the estuary waterfront and strategically renovating several abandoned structures. The first phase of the redevelopment plan included a proposed program of 120 residences, a 200,000 square-foot office complex, a 230-suite luxury hotel with adjacent meeting facility, and a destination restaurant, all fronting a new 700-berth marina.
The design of the iconic luxury hotel will serve to anchor the first phase of the large mixed-use redevelopment master plan, also prepared by IB+A, for a core section of downtown Stockton's waterfront. The final development will include a marina, conference center, and waterfront restaurant, all linked by a water's-edge landscaped promenade. The north-facing gently curved glass wall of the slender structure, soaring more than 220 ft above the water, is oriented towards the city and would be visible for miles across the surrounding uninterrupted flatlands of California's Central Valley.
IB+A subsequently served as the architects for further feasibility and preliminary design studies. These included the hotel, meeting center, restaurant, and residential portion of the program. The restaurant, The Weber Point Grill, features three transparent pavilions with seating for 140 patrons, exhibition kitchen, a 100-foot long wine display wall, and shaded outdoor dining along the waterfront.