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Located on The Embarcadero Promenade between Pier 30-32 and Pier 38, the Brannan Street Wharf will be a new 57,000 square foot public park over the water and parallel to the Embarcadero Promenade. The Wharf requires the demolition of historic Pier 36, a pier shed and platform which has been condemned due to structural deterioration. Planning policies of both the Port and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) call for the creation of Brannan Street Wharf, in the center of the South Beach waterfront. The Port, working with BCDC, the Rincon Point-South Beach Citizens Advisory Committee, neighborhood, waterfront and regional stakeholders, conducted a public planning process to develop the concept design for this park.

Brannan Street Wharf will be a wedge-shaped park, with its narrowest point located south of Pier 30-32, then extending south for 830 feet, widening to about 140-feet at the south end, between Pier 36 and Pier 38. The major project components include a 400-foot length lawn area, a waterside walkway with seating, a shade structure, and a small-craft floating dock for kayaks and recreational water vessels. The design remembers its San Francisco waterfront history by taking on the shape of Pier 36 in its original location, and through interpretive exhibits. The Wharf is designed mostly flat with the lawn contained in a raised planter of about 18-inches in height and surrounded by a seat wall. The openness of the site is intended to orient the Wharf both toward the Bay and the adjacent neighborhood. The concept design has undergone extensive review in joint meetings of BCDC’s Design Review Board and San Francisco’s Waterfront Advisory Commitee. ┬áThe park┬ádesign has been refined and received final design review approval on September 14, 2009.

The cost of the project is estimated at $25 million. The Port has worked at many levels to secure funding from several sources to implement the project. In addition to $17 million in Port funding, Brannan Street Wharf received $3 million in Proposition A General Obligation Bond funds approved by San Francisco voters in February 2008. The Port also is working in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has received $4.5 million in federal funds for the demolition of Pier 36.

Completion in June, 2013