Infrastructure Costs Scrap San Francisco Pier Building Redevelopment
Plans to redevelop one of the Port of San Francisco’s historic pier buildings into a retail center have suffered a setback, following the developer’s withdrawal from the project. Atlanta-based Jamestown LLC cited “infeasibly high” infrastructure costs as the primary reason for terminating its 2016 agreement to lease and renovate the 20,000-sq-ft bulkhead building at Pier 29. Although the building was rebuilt following a 2012 fire, damaged framing in the pier’s 100-year-old reinforced concrete substructure limited its live load rating to 100 psf. The building also falls short of current seismic design standards for lateral force.