The Program

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Pier 70 is a platform for diverse shared experiences across an integrated community of restaurants, art and maker studios, homes, offices, lab space and retail. This 28 acre destination on San Francisco’s South Eastern waterfront facilitates opportunities to join, observe and participate in a creative interaction.
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  • 9

    acres of waterfront parks, playgrounds and opportunities for recreation
  • 2k

    Up to 2,000 new homes
  • 30%

    of all new homes at below — market rates
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  • 1 — 1.75M

    Between 1 and 1.75 million sf of new office and lab space
  • 10k

    Up to 10,000 construction jobs and 12,000 permanent jobs created
  • 90k

    sq ft of arts non—profit space
  • 60k

    sq ft of production and small manufacturing
  • 115K

    sq ft of retail and neighborhood amenities
Industrial space

The Site

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1880s: Union Iron Works establishes the first West Coast steel shipyard. 1905: Bethlehem Steel purchases shipyard from Union Iron Works. 1910 - 1945: At the peak of the ship building activity during WWII, more than 18,000 people work in Pier 70 each day. 1982: City of San Francisco Becomes owner of the Portrero Yard Property. 2007 – 2010: The Port’s Pier 70 Preferred Master Plan planning and outreach. Implementation of the Plan begins in 2010. 2011: Forest City selected as development partner. 2011 – 2013: Forest City works with the community on a concept plan and begins site activation. 2014: Pier 70 Prop F overwhemingly passed by city voters. 2015 – 2017: CEQA review, continuing community engagement and refining design. 2017: The Pier 70 project is approved. 2018: First phase of construction begins. Full build-out over 10–15 years. Brookfield Properties acquires Forest City. 2022: Pier 70 phase 1 opens.