Pier 70 Historic Core

Historic Core Locator

This project will rehabilitate six buildings encompassing 267,000 square feet, including the massive Union Iron Works Machine Shop and the Bethlehem Steel office building at 20th Street and Illinois Streets. These buildings date from the 1880s and are in a dilapidated condition needing seismic and other upgrades to bring to active use. Buildings will generally return to the modern equivalent of their historic uses; former office buildings will return to office use with the technological capabilities required for modern businesses, while historic industrial buildings will return to light industrial use with accessory office and retail uses. After a Request for Proposals (“RFP)” process, the Port selected Orton Development Inc. as developer for the rehabilitation.


Presentation to the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission (December 4, 2013)

Informational Presentation to the Port Commission (October 8, 2013)

Presentation to the Central Waterfront Advisory Committee (September 18, 2013)

Presentation to the Capital Planning Committee (July 15, 2013)

  • CPC Agenda (Item 4 - SF Port's Proposed Used of the 1992 Voter Approved Seismic Safety Loan Program)             

Informational Presentation to the Port Commission (July 10, 2012)

Term Sheet

Developer Selection


Phil Williamson
Development Project Manager