Formal Request to Submit Plans for Building Offices and Open Space on Piers 30 and 32 on Port Commission's Meeting Agenda Today
|May 27, 2008||Posted by jamie under Activism||
As mentioned previously, the Shorenstein Properties and Farallon Capital Management have a desire to finance building a new cruise terminal at Pier 27 by developing office buildings (and what I assume will be token open space unless we and the South Beach neighborhoods vocally demand something more substantial) on Piers 30 and 32 in South Beach. Today’s Examiner has an article about it.
While I don’t necessarily oppose office space on Piers 30 and 32, I do oppose building spaces that will be dead with no activities on the weekends or in the evenings as is the case in the Financial District. There need to be services and shops besides more San Francisco Soup Companies, Specialty’s Bakeries, and Lee’s Delis on the ground floor and there needs to be grassy open space – not more concrete. The open space needs to be available for public use through 10 p.m., Monday through Friday if it is in the form of an indoor open space like 101 2nd Street (instead of shutting out residents who work during the daytime hours by closing at 6 p.m.).
Please stay tuned, and if you care at all about what develops in your neighborhood, get off the couch and get involved.