Waterfront Playground Floated for S.F.

By J.K. Dineen | June 6, 2022 | San Francisco Chronicle

“It will include all of the elements we envision for future pier rehabilitation projects: the seismic strengthening, the activation, the water recreation, the diversity of uses…”

A whole new South Beach: Two teams set out to remake two San Francisco piers

By Laura Waxmann | April 29, 2021 | San Francisco Business Times

“In less than a decade, a roughly half-mile, barren stretch of the San Francisco waterfront described as a “dead zone” in the city’s South Beach neighborhood will be unrecognizable.


That, at least, is the hope of the Port of San Francisco and two teams working independently but on parallel trajectories to redevelop two sets of dilapidated piers.”

S.F. Port Commission to grant exclusive negotiating rights for Piers 38 & 40

By Laura Waxmann | Feb 22, 2021 | San Francisco Business Times

“The San Francisco Port Commission on Tuesday is expected to approve an exclusive development agreement with the developer selected last year to transform Piers 38 and 40 in South Beach into an office complex, waterfront playground and community market.” 


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S.F.’s Embarcadero Seawall is Surprise Beneficiary of Spending Bill

By John King | Jan 3, 2021 | San Francisco Chronicle


“San Francisco’s quest to rebuild its Embarcadero seawall has received a boost from an unexpected source — the 5,593-page bundle of federal legislation that includes $900 billion for pandemic relief…”

S.F. Port Commission set to select proposal to remake Piers 38, 40

By Laura Waxmann | Jul 13, 2020 | San Francisco Business Times


“Staff is recommending that the San Francisco Port Commission select a $383 million proposal from Pacific Waterfront Partners to remake Piers 38 and 40 in South Beach into a waterfront playground and community market.


The plans will be presented to the commission Tuesday, with a formal vote to enter into negotiations with the San Francisco developer likely to come Aug. 11. The commission issued a request for proposals for the piers, which sit just north of Oracle Park, in October.


The PWP proposal was recommended over a competing bid from Emeryville-based Orton Development Inc., which pitched a $150 project to build an aquatic park and restaurants and retail. PWP and ODI did not immediately return messages seeking comment Monday…”

Sale of Waterfront Gem Breaks Price Records

By Kevin Truong  | Mar 23, 2017 | San Francisco Business Times


“The sale of the upscale Piers waterfront office and retail complex for $103 million nearly broke records for the highest price per square foot ever paid on a property in San Francisco, at $1,250 per square foot.


Invesco Real Estate picked up the property from the California State Teachers’ Retirement System and Pacific Waterfront Partners LLC.


In 2001, when developer Pacific Waterfront Properties won a 66-year ground lease from the Port of San Francisco to develop what would become The Piers, the site was dirty, distressed and falling into disrepair…”