About Piers 1½, 3 & 5 (The Piers)

Piers 1 ½, 3 & 5 (The Piers), located on San Francisco’s Northeast Waterfront adjacent to the iconic Ferry Building, were originally built in 1918. By 1999, they had fallen into dilapidated condition and were condemned by the Port of San Francisco in 2004.


After responding to the Port’s Request for Proposals in 2000, PWP was selected to rehabilitate the project. In partnership with the Port of San Francisco, PWP was successful in having the property placed on the National Register of Historic Places, thereby qualifying it for federal tax credits. Project entitlements and approvals were secured from 16 various federal, state, and local public agencies. Construction commenced in 2004 and was completed in 2006.


In 2007, the project was awarded the Best Rehabilitation Project from the San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deals of the Year as well as the 2007 Preservation Design Award by the California Preservation Foundation. In addition, the Project was nominated for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce 2007 “SF Build” Excellence in Business Award.


For more information about The Piers, visit www.thepierssf.com/history.