The Port of San Francisco has just issued a formal solicitation of developers and tenants interested in redeveloping thirteen of San Francisco’s historic piers, along with the Agriculture Building adjacent to San Francisco’s Ferry Building, stretching from, and including, Pier 35 to Pier 48 (yes, that’s the one that Anchor Brewing was to occupy).
Proposed concepts are expected to align with the public-oriented priorities outlined in San Francisco’s Waterfront Land Use Plan, priorities which include “arts and culture, assembly and entertainment, education, food and beverage, maritime (excursion and leisure), museums, recreation and specialty retail.”
“Other uses that attract the public—such as movie theaters, grocery stores, or general retail—are unlikely to fit this public-oriented definition as these categories do not promote and highlight the historic, waterfront facility as part of the primary patron experience.”
And yes, in order to be taken seriously, respondents to the Request for Interest (RFI) “must have the relevant experience to implement their concept and the appropriate access to financial resources to execute [their] visions.”
Keep in mind that all fourteen of the historic structures (Pier 35; Pier 33; Pier 31; Pier 29½; Pier 29; Pier 23; Pier 19½; Pier 19; Agriculture Building; Pier 26; Pier 28; Pier 38; Pier 40; and Pier 48) are in need of some serious rehabilitation.
And based on responses to the RFI, which are due at the end of October, the Port is expecting to issue a targeted Request for Proposals (RFP) in early 2019. We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.