Historic Pier Rehabilitation Program

Program Survey: What do You Want to See on San Francisco's Historic Piers?

The Port of San Francisco’s Historic Pier Rehabilitation Program is working to make new public spaces on our city’s historic piers. We want your help determining what these spaces should contain.

Please take a moment to complete the quick survey below.

Thank you for participating.


Historic Pier Rehabilitation Program

A remarkable urban waterfront renaissance began when the Embarcadero Freeway came down after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Today, over 24 million when visitors come to San Francisco’s waterfront each year. However, many of the one-of-a-kind pier facilities in the Embarcadero Historic District are in need of repair and remain closed to the public.

There are 16 piers in need of rehabilitation along San Francisco’s waterfront. These piers are beautiful and situated in an iconic setting, but require significant investments. Historic pier rehabilitation provides opportunities for economic, cultural, and public improvements. Pier rehabilitation also attracts investments for vital capital and seismic upgrades.

The Port is pursuing a staggered release of two Historic Pier Rehabilitation Requests for Proposals (RFPs). The first RFP will be released in fall 2019 for Piers 38 and 40. Proposals should enhance the water recreation located at Pier 40 and include retail, office, maker space (PDR), and other uses. Pier 38 is approximately 150,000 square feet of warehouse/shed space and 12,000 square feet of bulkhead office and retail space. Pier 40 is approximately 51,000 square feet of shed space and includes 55 parking spaces.

The second RFP will be released in spring 2020 for Piers 19-29 with the option to include Piers 29 1/2 and 31, near the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal. Proposals should include maritime, office retail, maker space (PDR), and other uses. Piers 19-23 are approximately 235,000 square feet. Piers 29 and 31 are approximately 140,000 square feet.

Successfully Rehabilitated Piers and Facilities

The Port and its partners have led successful projects to rehabilitate facilities, including some of the most popular and beloved destinations along the waterfront.

  • The rehabilitation of the iconic Ferry Building, which was completed in 2003, included the façades, a ground-floor public market hall with retail, restaurants, transportation, and public spaces, and two upper floors of office and event space.
  • The Exploratorium relocated in 2013 after the successful rehabilitation of Pier 15, which included a new ‘Observatory Building,’ a courtyard, and an outdoor exhibit area.
  • Home to the San Francisco Giants baseball team since 2000, Oracle Park is a 42,000 seat ballpark that hosts over 80 baseball games and dozens of events each year.
  • Most recently, the Port opened the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal in 2014, a project that included an event venue and development of a 2.5 acre Cruise Terminal Plaza, open to the public year-round.

Learn more at https://sfport.com/historic-pier-opportunities-partnership

Program Survey: What do You Want to See on San Francisco's Historic Piers?

The Port of San Francisco’s Historic Pier Rehabilitation Program is working to make new public spaces on our city’s historic piers. We want your help determining what these spaces should contain.

Please take a moment to complete the quick survey below.

Thank you for participating.


Historic Pier Rehabilitation Program

A remarkable urban waterfront renaissance began when the Embarcadero Freeway came down after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Today, over 24 million when visitors come to San Francisco’s waterfront each year. However, many of the one-of-a-kind pier facilities in the Embarcadero Historic District are in need of repair and remain closed to the public.

There are 16 piers in need of rehabilitation along San Francisco’s waterfront. These piers are beautiful and situated in an iconic setting, but require significant investments. Historic pier rehabilitation provides opportunities for economic, cultural, and public improvements. Pier rehabilitation also attracts investments for vital capital and seismic upgrades.

The Port is pursuing a staggered release of two Historic Pier Rehabilitation Requests for Proposals (RFPs). The first RFP will be released in fall 2019 for Piers 38 and 40. Proposals should enhance the water recreation located at Pier 40 and include retail, office, maker space (PDR), and other uses. Pier 38 is approximately 150,000 square feet of warehouse/shed space and 12,000 square feet of bulkhead office and retail space. Pier 40 is approximately 51,000 square feet of shed space and includes 55 parking spaces.

The second RFP will be released in spring 2020 for Piers 19-29 with the option to include Piers 29 1/2 and 31, near the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal. Proposals should include maritime, office retail, maker space (PDR), and other uses. Piers 19-23 are approximately 235,000 square feet. Piers 29 and 31 are approximately 140,000 square feet.

Successfully Rehabilitated Piers and Facilities

The Port and its partners have led successful projects to rehabilitate facilities, including some of the most popular and beloved destinations along the waterfront.

  • The rehabilitation of the iconic Ferry Building, which was completed in 2003, included the façades, a ground-floor public market hall with retail, restaurants, transportation, and public spaces, and two upper floors of office and event space.
  • The Exploratorium relocated in 2013 after the successful rehabilitation of Pier 15, which included a new ‘Observatory Building,’ a courtyard, and an outdoor exhibit area.
  • Home to the San Francisco Giants baseball team since 2000, Oracle Park is a 42,000 seat ballpark that hosts over 80 baseball games and dozens of events each year.
  • Most recently, the Port opened the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal in 2014, a project that included an event venue and development of a 2.5 acre Cruise Terminal Plaza, open to the public year-round.

Learn more at https://sfport.com/historic-pier-opportunities-partnership