April 7, 2008
Cruising (Pier 27) And Working (Piers 30-32) But Not Sporting At All
"A long-standing and controversial plan to restore rusted piers and create a recreation and office center at the foot of Telegraph Hill could be abandoned for a new proposal that developers and port officials have been quietly discussing in recent weeks.
The new plan still would feature a state-of-the-art cruise ship terminal at Pier 27. But the office development used to pay for the terminal would instead shift south to Piers 30-32. A public recreation center - which at one time included a YMCA and a marine sports basin - would disappear altogether."
∙ Port of S.F. has new cruise ship terminal plan [SFGate]
∙ Pier Wars [SocketSite]
∙ Frederick Knows His Piers (A.K.A. Cruise Ships Closer To Pier 27) [SocketSite]
∙ Proposed SF Cruise Ship Terminal Sunk [SocketSite]
First Published: April 7, 2008 7:00 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
I'd be ok with the office plan if it still would include restaurants and retail at ground level and some open park space.
Posted by: SFhighrise at April 7, 2008 8:52 AM
If Piers 30/32 become purely office space with some patronizing benches at the end of the pier, I don't believe that's acceptable for Rincon Hill or South Beach neighbors. I don't want Piers 30/32 to be dead space outside of 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. There should be benefits for businesses and residents in Rincon Hill and South Beach - not just using up the Piers 30/32 resource in order to invest in a cruise terminal in Telegraph Hill and help businesses and services fluorish on that side of the waterfront.
Maybe the Port/Shorenstein can help pay for getting the Sailors Union of the Pacific up and ready to share their building as a community center for Rincon Hill as one benefit. I'd prefer recreational space though ....
Posted by: jamie at April 7, 2008 9:54 AM
If this goes through, wonder what they're gonna do with the landmark tourtist attraction Red's Java House that's there on 30-32.
Posted by: michiko at May 27, 2008 5:41 PM