Forest City began work on the Pier 70 project in 2011. Over the past six years, we have drawn from the area’s impressive history, the Dogpatch neighborhood’s unique culture, and the site’s expansive waterfront location to prepare a conceptual plan and design for the future of Pier 70. Over thousands of hours with community members and interested stakeholders, we have come to understand the community’s vision for this place, and we have endeavored to prepare a plan that delivers on the promise of Pier 70.
What We Heard
Over dozens of events and after talking to thousands of people, several key themes emerged as priorities for the future of Pier 70. We call these our “Principles of Place.” These guiding themes have influenced the proposed uses, design and layout of the future project. Below are some of the key principles that we heard:
Putting it Into Plan
This part of the waterfront will become an asset to the surrounding community by blending together a variety of uses: arts & creative spaces, housing across the spectrum of affordability, light-manufacturing, local retail, nine acres of waterfront parks. With a prescriptive set of design standards and guidelines, all future buildings will be carefully designed to prevent any new construction that may be incompatible or out of scale with the historic district. Beyond (or below) new building and neighborhood-focused uses, the site will have more than $150 Million in infrastructure improvements, including all new utilities, streets, geotechnical and seismic improvements. All towards a local, neighborhood-centric waterfront.