The Port of San Francisco is moving quickly on the potential redevelopment of the 14-acre Seawall Lot 337 (a.k.a. the Giants parking lot A) that Frederick initially noted six months ago. From J.K. Dineen at the San Francisco Business Times:
Assuming a key piece of legislation gets Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s OK, the port hopes to receive proposals for the site by mid-February. Qualified developers and proposals would then be screened by an advisory panel and the Port Commission, with a group of finalists selected by March. The port wants a development team in place by June of 2008.
Expect a battle over the percentage of parking versus green space (perhaps a clever developer/architect could propose an elevated park over a parking lot and call it “City Park(ing) South”). And could this be curtains for Cirque du Soleil (note tent above) in the city?
UPDATE: Eddy’s liberal interpretation of the topic at hand (“parking”) has turned the focus of conversation to the use of handicap parking permits in San Francisco. And while we might normally intervene by steering the conversation back towards the development Seawall lot 337 (and starting a new thread specific to handicap parking), it’s Friday and we’ve had a long week. So what the heck, have at it…
∙ The Port, The Piers, The Parking And The Terminal [SocketSite]
∙ Port preps prime land for building [Business Times]
∙ Did The Port Get Punked? (San Francisco Seawall Lot Redevelopment) [SocketSite]
∙ Hines And Pelli Clarke Pelli Bid The Most (And Get The Transbay Nod) [SocketSite]