Teatro ZinZanni Site

The resolution which would set the stage, or rather the tent, for Teatro ZinZanni’s return to San Francisco’s waterfront, with a new dinner-theater and 200-room hotel along The Embarcadero at Vallejo Street, is slated to be adopted by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this afternoon.

Teatro ZinZanni Site Plan

As proposed and widely supported by the neighborhood, Teatro’s development would include a 7,500-square-foot public park on the northern third of the parking lot site, with the hotel rising up to 40-feet in height on the southern third, and Teatro’s historic “Spiegeltent,” enclosed within a bird-friendly glass gazebo, in the middle.

And if adopted, the Board’s resolution would allow Teatro ZinZanni and its financial partner, Kenwood Investments, to negotiate directly with the Port of San Francisco on a sole source basis for the rights to develop Seawall Lots 323 and 324, rather than having to competitively bid for the parcels.

Teatro ZinZanni had operated out of a semi-permanent tent on Pier 27 from 2000 to 2011, but was displaced for the America’s Cup and development of San Francisco’s new Cruise Ship Terminal.