Terminal Construction Begins: Mayor Breaks Ground for America's Cup Event
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today broke ground on the long-awaited Port of San Francisco's James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27. Last week, the Board of Supervisors upheld the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the new Cruise Terminal and 34th America's Cup events in San Francisco, allowing for construction to begin immediately.
"Today we break ground on this key Port infrastructure project in our City's preparations to host the 34th America's Cup that will bring thousands of new jobs and nearly a billion dollars in economic impacts," said Mayor Lee. "The Cruise Terminal is a great example of how San Francisco is leveraging the resources and energy of the 34th America's Cup for jobs and long term economic benefits for the City. The hard work by our partners across our City from City staff to the America's Cup Event Authority and Race Management to the America's Cup Organizing Committee with the community ensures that the 34th America's Cup will be exciting, sustainable and successful series of events in San Francisco history and leave a legacy along our City's waterfront for generations." Read more.