Makeover Set to Make "Little Embarcadero" Look Like Older Sister

Area near Fisherman's Wharf could become more pedestrian friendly if city approves new plan

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010  |  Updated 11:30 AM PDT
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Makeover Set to Make "Little Embarcadero" Look Like Older Sister

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Pier 43 could get a makeover if a new plan is approved. Photo: Flyllllllguy on Flickr

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"Little Embarcadero" is about to get a pedestrian makeover.

The San Francisco Examiner reports the area the Embarcadero turns into west of Powell Street, is gearing up for a pedestrian makeover that will first and foremost get rid of all the fencing blocking off Pier 43½.

But the pier, which has been off limits since 2008 because it was getting weak in its old age, will actually be largely demolished — leaving a historic bell display at the tip of the pier intact and a 12-foot pedestrian walkway up to the bell.

The old Pier 43 ferry arch stays, the big expanse of concrete goes.

Little Embarcadero should then get an Embarcadero-style promenade with mobile vendors and some seating. The proposal goes before the Bay Conservation and Development Commission Tuesday evening.

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