As represented in the America’s Cup venue renderings we published last week, “assorted private vessels” would be allowed to temporarily berth in the Open Water Basin between piers 23 and 27 (click image to enlarge) during America’s Cup events in San Francisco.
With respect to the revised plan for the Rincon Point Open Water Basin, the original plan for which raised a bit of ire back in August, the proposed berthing for “mega-yachts” has been reduced “from the entire basin to an area that begins at the northern boundary of Rincon Park to Pier 14, leaving the area in front of the park unobstructed by vessels.”
And with respect to the Brannan Street Wharf Open Water Basin, 1,600 lineal feet of floating docks will be installed for private yachts and support vessels while anchored moorings would be installed within the open water basin for the AC72 catamarans.
Private yachts would also be allowed to be temporarily “berthed perpendicular to Pier 9 and will fill the basin from Pier 9 to the Waterfront Restaurant.”
While all the berths as proposed are temporary, the dredging of the Rincon Point Open Water Basin and the Brannan Street Wharf Open Water Basin does trigger “the rights to negotiate” long-term development rights for recreational marinas in the two basins per the Host and Venue Agreement for the 34th America’s Cup.
Preliminarily approved by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) last week, the basin plan is slated to be finalized in January.
∙ Rendering Scoop: San Francisco’s Major America’s Cup Venues [SocketSite]
∙ A Temporary Site That Could Become A Permanent Fixture [SocketSite]
∙ Proposed San Francisco Waterfront Special Area Plan Amendments [bcdc]
∙ San Francisco’s Last Minute Giveaways To Get The America’s Cup [SocketSite]