The redesigned cruise terminal at Pier 27 in the Financial District is scheduled for partial completion in March 2013, just in time to serve as the viewing platform for the start and finish line of the America’s Cup yacht races.

Phase I includes all necessary demolition, construction of the €œcore and shell€ of the terminal building, and installation of bathrooms, lighting, elevators, and everything necessary for a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.

Phase II will include completion of the cruise terminal areas and retail spaces, as well as the landscaping of a public plaza. The pier and terminal are designed to be used for community events, conferences and festivals whenever the space is not currently in use by a cruise ship. Phase II construction will begin in November 2013 and is expected to be complete in spring 2014.

The design has focused on minimizing traffic disruption along the Embarcadero and maximizing views of the bay from Lombard Street, as well as incorporating as many environmentally-friendly LEED features as possible within the city’s budget. The hope is to have a minimal impact on the neighborhood while providing additional value in the form of the public plaza and new shopping and dining options.

More information about the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal Project at Pier 27 is available on the Port of San Francisco’s website:

If you are interested in buying, selling or renting a home in the Financial District, or one with views of the America’s Cup races, contact neighborhood professional Ana Rubke at 415.412.7808 or

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