Community Facilities and Public Improvements
South Beach Marina: The 700-berth South Beach Marina has been completed and has been in operation under Agency management since November 1986 and is fully occupied. The project was financed through $24 million in revenue bonds and an $8 million California Department of Boating and Waterways loan.
South Beach Park and Harbor Improvement Project: The Agency has been working since 1997 on the completion of the public improvements in the South Beach Park and Harbor complex. Construction of approximately $10 million of Phase I improvements, which included a harbor services building, a new commercial guest dock, expansion of the park, completion of the waterfront promenade, disabled access throughout the Harbor, and facilities for disabled and youth sailing programs, was completed in 2006. The Phase II improvements will include structural repairs to the underdeck and pilings of Pier 40, completion of the public access walkway on the south side of Pier 40, replacement of the south and west facades of Pier 40, as well as repairs to the north and east facades, and new public restrooms to serve harbor tenants and visitors.
South Beach Harbor Park and Children’s Play Area: South Beach Park is a 5-acre site, which has been developed into a park with a 3,000 square foot children’s play area, flexible urban open space, parking for boaters, and landscaping. The 3-acre first phase of the park began in March 1995, and was completed in November 1996 and construction of the Play Area was completed in April 2002. The construction was financed primarily by a Community Facilities District.
Rincon Park: The 2-acre waterfront park, located on the Embarcadero between Howard and Harrison Streets, is on land leased from the Port of San Francisco and was developed by Gap Inc. in conjunction with the construction of its headquarters office building. The south end of the site includes two restaurants that were built under the auspices of the Port of San Francisco. The Gap has provided $1 million for security of the park during the first 10 years of operation. Construction of Rincon Park was completed in February 2003.
Infrastructure Improvements: Reconstruction of local streets, underground utilities, landscaping, and public open spaces in the South Beach sub-area has been completed. Construction funding was provided through a Community Facilities District.