April 8, 2011

Forest City Receives Port Staff’s Final Pier 70 Rose

Pier 70 Project Area

From six suitors to a short list of four competing for the opportunity to redevelop San Francisco’s Pier 70, Port of San Francisco staff have awarded the Forest City development team their final rose and recommends that the San Francisco Port Commission endorse their choice of Forest City for the 69-acre and likely decade long redevelopment project.

Letters of intent to rehabilitate the six historic buildings along 20th Street which form the "portal" to Pier 70 are due by June 1.

Forest City wins nod on San Francisco's Pier 70 [bizjournals.com]
San Francisco's Pier 70 Redevelopment Attracts Six Suitors [SocketSite]
Now Calling All Developers For San Francisco’s Pier 70 [SocketSite]
Let The Courting Begin For Pier 70’s Historic Core [SocketSite]

First Published: April 8, 2011 12:00 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Info on the historic buildings rehab opportunity : http://www.sfport.com/index.aspx?page=1559

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at April 8, 2011 7:34 AM

Cool. What is the start & finish timeline on this project?

It's a pretty huge undertaking...must be 10 years from start to finish?

Posted by: anon at April 8, 2011 12:04 PM

I'd guess at least one, maybe two years for cleanup alone and that development will be phased so ten years sounds about right. At least the design work can be done concurrent with the cleanup.

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at April 8, 2011 1:59 PM

The pictures do not reflect the true enormity of these ports and ships. Sitting along the water on the docks and watching all of the machinery at work, listening to the horns and sirens blowing, is really a one of a kind experience. Change is inevitable though.

Posted by: fake sf at April 8, 2011 4:46 PM

Well, the ship repair facility is not going away. It is just too big for SF's economy - it actually employs more people than SFO.

Posted by: anon at April 11, 2011 4:34 PM

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