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Piers 1½ - 3 - 5 Historic Rehabilitation Project

Pier 5 After

Photo Courtesy of Tim Griffith

Type of Project

Public/Private Partnership Development Project

Ferry Building Mixed Use Opportunity Area

Project staff

Byron Rhett, Deputy Director, Planning & Development Division

Phil Williamson, Project Manager (415-274-0453)


San Francisco Waterfront Partners I, LLC

Simon Snellgrove, Principal (415-675-2100)

California State Teachers' Retirement System, development partner and lender

Development Team

Tom Eliot Fisch Associates (project architect); Hannum Associates (design architect); Page & Turnbull, Inc. (historic architect); Farella Braun & Martel LLP (legal); Holmes Culley (structural engineers); Amoroso Construction Co., Inc. (general contractor).

Project Description

Development and rehabilitation of the bulkhead buildings at Piers 1 ½, 3 and 5, plus construction of additional office space at Pier 3. The project includes extensive public access walkways along the water, new restaurants and cafes, new offices on the upper floors, a water taxi landing and guest boat dock at Pier 1 ½, and recreational boat berthing at Pier 5. See the official website at www.thepierssf.com.


Certificate of Occupancy issued for core and shell improvements on May 24, 2007. 55,000 of 60,000 square feet of office space is leased; All 18,000 square feet of retail space leased; La Mar Restaurant at Pier 1½ opened in 2008; The Plant Organic Café at Pier 3 opened in June 2009; Laffitte Restaurant at Pier 5 has applied for a Port Building Permit. For leasing inquiries, contact San Francisco Waterfront Partners at (415)675-2102.

Restaurant - after

Photo Courtesy of Tim Griffith

Portwalk - after

Photo Courtesy of Tim Griffith

Last updated October 2009

Last updated: 1/10/2014 11:32:00 AM
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