Responses to the Port of San Francisco’s request for concept proposals from 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, are due this Wednesday, October 31, at 5PM.
Once again, proposed concepts for the piers and building, which stretch from Pier 35 to Pier 48 (which is the one which Anchor Brewing was slated to occupy) 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” uses.
In terms of the possibility for raising the roof of any of the existing pier structures, a question which a development team or two has raised, the existing roofs and exteriors are “character defining features” of the historic buildings, “so alterations are generally limited to installation of HVAC equipment, cell antennas and photovoltaic panels.”
And based on responses to the Port’s solicitation, a targeted Request for Proposal(s) is expected to be issued for one or more of the piers in early 2019. Keep in mind that all of the historic structures are in need of some serious rehabilitation and any qualifying response at the RFP stage will need to be financially feasible.
We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.