Blocked at the ballot box last year, Pacific Waterfront Partners is quietly preparing to present a revised proposal for building a mix of condos and retail at 8 Washington Street, the parcel upon which the Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club and adjacent Port-owned parking lot currently reside.
According to the president of the adjacent Golden Gateway Tenants Association, by way of the Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association, “the new proposal will reportedly be different from the old one in two respects: height and affordability,” but no specifics were provided. The revised proposal is expected to be delivered to the Port by the end of the year.
As plugged-in people know, while the ballot measure blocked an up-zoning of the site for the development as was proposed, approved and requested by The City, the waterfront parcel remains zoned for building up to 84-feet in height. Of course, it’s not nearly as simple as building within the existing limits in San Francisco.
Pacific Waterfront Partners has an Exclusive Negotiating agreement with the Port for the 8 Washington site, an agreement which doesn’t expire for a couple of years.