Makeover Set to Make "Little Embarcadero" Look Like Older Sister - NBC Bay Area

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



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

    "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.