Covering nine acres along San Francisco’s waterfront between Mariposa and 19th Streets, the plans for Crane Cove Park in Dogpatch include a new sandy shoreline and waterfront walk; a large open green for lounging and picnicking; native gardens, a multi-use lawn and playgrounds for the kids; a furnished sun deck and look-out pier; and the Crane Plaza/Keel Park and promenade which will accommodate farmers markets, food trucks and other large gatherings.
Pier 70’s Building 109 at the southern edge of the Crane Cove Park site will provide parking, covered picnic sites and serve as a Park Pavilion, while Building 49 at 18th and Illinois will provide retail, restrooms and boat storage.
And a new patio area just south of The Ramp Restaurant will be open to the public but also serve as an extension of the restaurant’s operations.
With $24.5 million of the estimated $45 million cost for the park having been secured, the Port of San Francisco is now working on the detail design and construction drawings for the first phase of the project, which includes Keel Park and the areas north between the waterfront and Illinois to Mariposa.
In terms of timing, the Crane Cove Park project is currently slated to be bid for construction in late spring 2015.