On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015, show your support for the mission of the Bethlehem Shipyard Museum by attending the Port of San Francisco’s Central Waterfront Advisory Group (CWAG) meeting at 5:30 p.m., held in the Bayside Conference Room at Pier 1 on the Embarcadero.
President William Perez will present our Interpretive Kiosk Proposal around 6:10 p.m., and the meeting adjourns at 7:30 p.m. Other topics include an update on SF Giants retail at Seawall Lot 337 and Pier 70 development projects: including proposed land use controls and interim use of the southeast corner of 20th and Illinois Streets; and prospective tenancies at 20th Street historic buildings.
In attendance will be many of the organizations that are critical to the future of the San Francisco waterfront:
- Port of San Francisco – They manage over 7.5 miles of San Francisco’s waterfront for the people of the State of California. We are honored they have invited us to speak about our future participation at Pier 70.
- San Francisco Giants – They will report on an initial portion of their Mission Rock Seawall Project. Their plan will bring a new mixed-use neighborhood composed of residential, commercial and retail space to the area of AT&T Park (Pier 48). Construction of a beer garden, brewery and recreation space in partnership with another San Francisco icon, Anchor Steam Brewing, is currently undergoing review by the Port. Eventually, the project will go before the San Francisco voters for approval, just as Proposition F did last year.
- Forest City Development – They will be providing an update on their plans to create a new mixed-use district at Pier 70 (i.e., 1,000 plus residential units, commercial/light industrial space and parks).
- Orton Development – They will provide information on the prospective tenants of the 9 historic buildings they are currently rehabilitating at Pier 70.
- Central Waterfront Advisory Group – This organization is composed of concerned citizens who inject the voice of the community into the future of San Francisco’s Central Waterfront.
This meeting is open to the public and will be an opportunity to show our museum has the support of a diverse group of organizations (i.e., community, military, labor and historic).
*** We ask that our members arrive early. Our friends at Red Cube Studio will be outside filming background scenes for a short video we are creating. Many thanks to Gladys Hansen (City Archivist Emeritus) and Richard Hansen (Director of the Museum of the City of San Francisco) for their contribution to this joint venture.***