The Port of San Francisco awards Forest City 28-acres of historic Pier 70.

Forest City will turn the defunct shipyard into a new mixed-use innovation campus, beginning with interim adaptive reuse of existing structures for artists, makers and entrepreneurs to stimulate community-driven program and inspire the long-term vision.

Congratulations Forest City!
The Port of San Francisco has announced Forest City as the winner of its selection process for Pier 70, a 28-acre redevelopment project along the waterfront, just south of downtown and AT&T Park.  Pier 70 was the site of the first steel hull ship manufacturing on the west coast and produced most of the US naval fleet for WWII.  The site has hundreds of square feet of historic warehouses and acres of open space with views of the Bay Bridge.   Forest City proposed a new innovation campus to provide jobs and housing across sectors and spectrum of affordability.  Its winning proposal also outlined a phased strategy for redevelopment, leading with a rich program of events and interim uses of existing structures for artists, makers and entrepreneurs  to organically stimulate a community-defined redevelopment vision for later phases.  See our work on the first phase Pier 70.

Pier 70 can become a new model of how public/private partnership can bring industrial waterfronts back as leading economic growth and innovation drivers. New construction will compliment the historic resources and new uses, tenants, and programs will co-exist with existing maritime infrastructure. All of this activity is expected to increase the Port’s tax base, spur job creation and deliver significant community benefit.  — Kevin Ratner, President, Forest City West

FIX’s Role
FIX helped Forest City develop the winning proposal for Pier 70, creating the community-led, phased approach for development.  FIX was Project Manager for the RFP, developing the strategy and producing the submittal.   We drew on our prior work with the national developer, including the 5M Project and underlying research on how place makes us more innovative.  See the team’s Pier 70 Look Book that was part of our winning submittal.