Senator Wiener’s Bill To Authorize Piers 30-32 Renewal Project Passes Assembly Natural Resources Committee
SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Natural Resources Committee passed Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 273, legislation to authorize a mixed use project to revitalize San Francisco’s Piers 30-32 and restore its crumbling infrastructure. The bill passed 10-0-1 with bipartisan support and heads next to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
“Mixed use sites are the key to activating public spaces in our communities. This project will transform Piers 30-32 into a center where people can gather to work, shop, eat, and play, while simultaneously mitigating the effects of sea level rise and investing in a more climate-resilient San Francisco,” said Senator Wiener. “I appreciate my colleagues on the Committee for moving this project one step closer to breaking ground, and I look forward to working together to ensure it progresses through Appropriations and passes the Assembly floor.”
The project proposed for Piers 30-32 would offer a range of benefits to an area in need of revitalization. The project will include over 3.3 acres of plazas, 375,000 square feet of office space, pedestrian promenades, and environmental benefits that improve bay water quality, create habitat, and reduce air emissions. It includes public access and park areas, a floating swimming pool and human powered boating and bay swimming center, a family friendly market hall, and associated amenities. These public amenities create more opportunities for recreation and tourism in an important commercial corridor while the City is attempting to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
These amenities would finance the restoration of the sea wall and the deep-water berth - vital infrastructure to protect the City against the climate crisis and other major disasters.
Piers 30-32 are partially overseen by the California State Lands Commission (SLC), and the project requires a permit to proceed. SB 273 authorizes the SLC to permit the project if specific findings enumerated in the bill are made. This bill also directs a coordinated, multi-agency approach between the SLC and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission to develop guiding principles in addressing the impacts of sea level rise on public trust lands and other resources within the San Francisco Bay.
SB 273 is sponsored by the City and County of San Francisco. Read more about SB 273 here.