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The Waterfront Gets a Makeover

Goodbye rotting piers, hello lawn!

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    The Waterfront Gets a Makeover
    "Just Another Dark Alley," courtesy Curbed SF Flickr photog daikiki

    The waterfront is getting a facelift, reports the Examiner.

    The area between the Bay Bridge and AT&T Park at the end of Brannan Street will become the site of a park and a 830-foot public wharf covered in grass, replacing the unsafe existing pier.

    All wooden structures affilated with Pier 36 will be demolished in order to make way for the new additions.

    $6 million is tentatively earmarked for the project in a new federal budget, with additional funding coming from local sources and the sale of nearby land to condominiuim developers. The entire project will cost somewhere between $23.5 and $27.5 million to complete.

    Construction bids are planned for next year, with a possible finished product as early as 2012.

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