The sleek new cruise ship terminal on Pier 27 is a welcome addition to the waterfront. Ideally, it will be a boon to The City and the region as it brings in visitors from around the world who might not otherwise visit or spend their money here. But it also has the possibility to become a giant albatross around the neck of the Port of San Francisco if not properly managed. Read More
A new cruise ship terminal in San Francisco – spurred by investment from the America’s Cup yacht race coming to The City over the next two years -- will be dedicated by Mayor Ed Lee Tuesday at 10 a.m.The new terminal at Pier 27 will be partially remade before the race events and finished completely in 2014, according to the Mayor’s Office. Christine Falvey, a spokeswoman for the mayor, said the new terminal is hoped to bring in more ships and more tourists. Read More
Teatro ZinZanni will have to take a cue from the limber gymnasts who wow their audiences: If they want to stay on waterfront property, they’ll have to be flexible, according to Port officials. Read More
After struggling unsuccessfully for years to establish one cruise terminal on the waterfront, San Francisco might wind up with two.If The City is chosen to host the America’s Cup regatta in 2013, officials hope to use some of the development dollars to build a new airportlike cruise terminal at Pier 27, at the bottom of Telegraph Hill. But if the bid goes forward, Piers 30-32 just south of the Bay Bridge likely would become a cruise terminal as well. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will join officials with the Port of San Francisco to inaugurate the first cruise ship in California to use shoreside electrical power. The event starts at 11 a.m. at Pier 27 at The Embarcadero. Read More
The Port of San Francisco will host a community meeting tonight to present design alternatives for a proposed cruise terminal at Pier 27.
The Port anticipates the proposed terminal to be a major visitor attraction, and the community workshop is aimed at gauging public support for the plan. The terminal, which is slated to cost around $80 million to build, is expected to be finished in 2014. Read More