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Judge Denies Request to Block Navigation Center

Judge Denies Request to Block Navigation Center

Having been denied a restraining order to halt construction of the temporary Navigation Center which is being assembled upon the Port’s parking lot parcel known as Seawall Lot 330, adjacent to the Watermark and across from Piers 30-32 along the Embarcadero, the neighborhood group fighting to block the opening... Read More »

San Francisco’s Deficit For Hosting America’s Cup Doubles To $11.5M

San Francisco’s Deficit For Hosting America’s Cup Doubles To $11.5M

Having failed to account for $5.5 million in net costs incurred by the Port of San Francisco, the City’s revised deficit for hosting the 34th America’s Cup has risen from $5.5 million to $11.5 million according to San Francisco’s Budget and Legislative Analyst’s Office. From the conclusion of the... Read More »

America’s Cup Spectator Count Isn’t Lagging, It’s Luffing

According to America’s Cup officials, around 500,000 people to date have been counted as spectators at the official race venues on San Francisco’s Marina Green and Piers 27-29 with another 500,000 or so expected to be tallied during the finals next month. While not specified, it’s likely safe to... Read More »

America’s Cup Economic Impact And Fundraising Questions

On the agenda for San Francisco’s Budget and Finance Sub-Committee this morning, a hearing to review the status of the America’s Cup Organizing Committee’s (ACOC) efforts to meet its fundraising goals (it’s behind) and to review the City’s potential liabilities if the ACOC fails to meet its goals, what... Read More »

Amended America’s Cup Host Agreement Approved

Amended America’s Cup Host Agreement Approved

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a scaled-down development and host agreement for the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco with warm-up races, the World Series, scheduled to begin next month in Italy and hit San Francisco on August 21. While Piers 30-32 are back to being pit... Read More »

Piers 30-32 Dropped From AC34 Development Plan, Lawsuit Filed

Piers 30-32 Dropped From AC34 Development Plan, Lawsuit Filed

Following weeks of contentious negotiations, the America’s Cup Event Authority is dropping Piers 30-32 from its development plans and giving up its claim on Seawall 330, the undeveloped lot adjacent to the Watermark. Race teams will now be berthed at Pier 80. At the same time, having unsuccessfully appealed... Read More »

Appeal Of America’s Cup Environmental Impact Report Rejected

Appeal Of America’s Cup Environmental Impact Report Rejected

Rejecting an appeal we didn’t expect to be successful, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has unanimously certified the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) required to move forward with the construction of venues for the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco. In the words of a plugged-in reader last night: The... Read More »

Comments, Responses And Revisions To The America’s Cup Draft EIR

Comments, Responses And Revisions To The America’s Cup Draft EIR

Having received comments from 34 public agencies, 41 non-governmental organizations, 115 individuals, and 1 email form letter submitted by 300 people, the Planning Department has just released over 1,000 pages of responses and revisions to the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 34th America’s Cup (AC34). The Dolphin... Read More »

Rendering Scoop: San Francisco’s Major America’s Cup Venues

Rendering Scoop: San Francisco’s Major America’s Cup Venues

A plugged-in tipster delivers a copy of the most recent presentation from the organizers of the 34th America’s Cup to the S.F. Bay Conservation and Development Commission Design Review Board which includes the latest renderings for the proposed build out of Piers 27-29 (above), Marina Green and Piers 30-32... Read More »

A Temporary Site That Could Become A Permanent Fixture

A Temporary Site That Could Become A Permanent Fixture

From John King with respect to the proposed America’s Cup berthing facilities for mega motor yachts between Piers 14 and 22½: Known officially as Rincon Point Open Water Basin, the quarter-mile stretch of bay between piers 14 and 22.5 was created in the 1980s by removing decrepit finger piers... Read More »