We first plugged our readers into the potential for a redeveloped “Pier 70” five years ago, and yesterday the official request for developer solicitations for the 69 acres of land bounded by Mariposa, Illinois, 22nd, and the San Francisco Bay hit the Port’s website.
Previously known as the San Francisco Yard and the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Pier 70 is a 19th century ship building and repair facility, an important part of the maritime history of the San Francisco and the Bay Area. It is the most intact historic maritime industrial complex west of the Mississippi River and is significant for its role in the industrialization of the United States.
Ships built at Pier 70 served the United States military from the Spanish American War in the late 1800’s through the two World Wars and into the 1970’s. A portion of the site remains an active ship repair yard, able to repair the largest ships in the industry.
The stated objectives for the redevelopment of Pier 70 include: 1. Continued operation of the ship repair yard on approximately 17 acres; 2. Establishment of a Pier 70 National Register Historic District and the planned rehabilitation of approximately 700,000 square feet of historic buildings; 3. 3,000,000 square feet of new infill development compatible with the historic district predominately for job-creating uses such as office and technology space; 4. 6,000 – 8,000 new jobs in new and rehabilitated buildings; 5. Approximately 11 acres of waterfront open space and 9 acres of upland open space; and 6. Environmental remediation and infrastructure to support the Master Plan’s land uses.
And goals include creating a major new shoreline open space that extends the San Francisco Bay Trail and Blue Greenway to and through Pier 70, promoting development that is pedestrian-oriented and fosters use of alternative, sustainable transportation modes and practices, and extending the city street grid to enhance access and integrate Pier 70 with the Central Waterfront.
Proposals will be judged based on Approach (35 points), Experience (30 points), and financial Capacity (35 points) and are due by 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2010. Hopefully no developers will get punked Port style this time around.
∙ Pier 70 Rehabilitation [SocketSite]
∙ Pier 70 Area – Waterfront Site Developer RFQ [sfgov.org]
∙ Pier 70 Master Plan Summary [sfgov.org]
∙ JustQuotes: Bad Market, Then Back To Big Projects Like Pier 70 [SocketSite]
∙ Seawall Lot 351: This Time The Port Does The Punking (RFP Wise) [SocketSite]