San Francisco Beautiful objected to the proposed height limit increases of the arena’s accompanying hotel towers along the Waterfront, parking over the water, and the lack of adequate transportation congestion planning. Due to public outcry the plans to build on the Embarcadero were relocated to a more suitable location further south on the Waterfront.
Pier 1: The Embarcadero
In 2004, San Francisco Beautiful recognized Pier 1: The Embarcadero with a Beautification Award. When the Ferry Building was closed for major retrofit and conversion into general commercial use, the Port of San Francisco needed a new home. The developer of Pier 1 abided by and worked with the Port’s community advisors to create new offices and […]
Mid-Embarcadero/South Beach Improvements
In 2003, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the improvements to Mid-Embarcadero/South Beach with a Beautification Award. These areas include the Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, the South Beach Children’s Play Area and Rincon Park. The Port, SFRA, city agencies and BCDC worked with corporations and community groups to revitalize the Embarcadero area from Market Street south. For […]