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planting, nurturing, fighting off weather to the bloom and harvest. i really see that in things like the backlands, the 20th street historic core, the pier 48 parking improvement, which is because we improved pier 31, alcatraz ferry, et cetera. i think this process of prioritizing is helping us achieve very, very important results for the enterprise. thank you for your attention and i ask if you have comments or recommendations on the proposed strategic plan. >> is there any public comment on this item? >> thank you, director forbes for the update. first, i just want to congratulate you and your staff for those incredible accomplishments in 2018. you achieved a lot.
i think by any department standard here in the city. i just really think the growth under your leadership that and the agency has had. i wanted to say i like the equity reframe of that. i really appreciate in that resume is with me. i'm excited to see what we can do in 2019 and what we can achieve. i think we're on a really good path. as you want to also articulate that plans are so important and keep them on track so when there's a new temporary option or something new that comes up, that we all don't go racing towards that new idea and concept and we stay true to our commitment to the community. thank you for the update. >> >> i think i've been at the beginning of this exercise when we came up with the strategic plan and i've seen it evolve
overtime and i want to say that in concert to what we just heard, i think that some of the redefinition or i guess you've been using one of the terms in the plan, the evolution of plans to fit what we are doing in our agenda makes a lot of sense. the new category. so i did like economic vitality, but productive is ok. i don't think i want to quibble about that but vitality has certain elements what it meant for the port. but i do think the fact that we have a strategic framework, which i recalled asking for many, many years ago and the fact that we have now adapted ourselves to have all of the things that we do fit into one or more of these categories i think helps us to prioritize and i think that the fact that you have been able to put all the 2018 into the accomplishments, major accomplishments into this framework is a lot of progress. i think it's the first time
we've seen it actually come back in the terms of the results. in framework so it's excellent and it was a great year. a lot was accomplished. sometimes we get caught up with the individual items and we have to stand back and look at the whole landscape of what happened. port is a busy agency. we have a lot of responsibilities across the board to the community to ourselves, make sure that the waterfront is preserved. it is vital for san francisco. yet we also manage it from a viability standpoint because we have to sustain the fort and it's resources since it's very capital intensive as you mentioned and we'll discuss that later today. so i want to compliment you and really, i don't think there's anything here that i would find that doesn't work. i would like to say that glad to see the transportation improvements, in particular, because that's been an issue with the public and with us in terms of just the congestion on the waterfront.
obviously, more work has to be done. i'm glad to see that we've made progress in that in 2018 on a tactical level. we know there's a lot more that has to come in that regard and i think, i'm not pulling that one out in particular but it seems that one is the one that is almost one of the hardest for us to make really significant progresses on transportation. and the rest the port has a little bit more control over so our own projects i think are coming to fruition nicely. i think that we have made a lot of progress. thank you. >> commissioner mack. >> very good plan. thank you for the presentation. congratulations. >> thank you. >> clearly this is a plan that had a lot of due diligence. i want to congratulate you, your team, and well thought out. i agree with commissioner woo
ho, sometimes we forget what was accomplished. i just want to say continue to keep moving forward. i like the strategic plan and i just hope we can continue to build on it and -- to me, it was well thought out. we keep measuring in our small victories are just as important as our big victories as we move forward. i believe 2019 year, knock on wood, but this year will be a good year for us. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you, elaine for this report. this is great. very detailed. it's just express i have of what a record year we had last year. all that was accomplished. i think a huge congratulations should go out to you and your team. the staff has just been moving along with lots of different projects and activities. i mean, we're just soaring to new heights with all the stuff we're doing. i like the changes that you made
to the plan. my only question is, do you think that we need to update the plan in anyway other than renaming certain categories. >> we updated the goals and objectives which you noted to reflect the new year. you know, we are doing a public benefit framework and so that's part of the plan objective. so we'll see what comes out of the public benefit framework. we may have some -- the idea is to have some very measurable, actionable items that we will fall into the strategic plan. the annual process is right. we come back, we see what did we do? what were our opportunities and where did we have challenges. i said the shipyard was something we have challenges in. we can take a look back and then update the next year for what is coming forward. so at this point, this plan is good to go for the current year. we're always trying to operationalize it more. so you will see there's many more targets and numbers and
>> clerk: and three, to enter into a memorandum of understanding between the port of san francisco and the san francisco bay area water emergency transportation authority for delivery of the downtown ferry terminal passenger circulation improvements. this is resolution number 1901. and item 10-b, request approval to issue a proposal to authorize youth employment services for a maximum of two contracts to administer the port youth employment program.
each contract with a term of four years. this is resolution number 1902. >> thank you. can i have a motion? >> so moved. >> second. >> is there any public comment on the consent calendar? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioners, all in favor? [voting] >> resolutions 1901 and 1902 have been approved. >> clerk: item 11, item 11-a, update on the maritime retail fish sales at fisherman's wharf. >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is michael nerny, assistant commissioner in the fisherman division.
this is to provide an update on a pilot program that the commission approved in 2017 to allow retail sales from commercial fishing vessels at fisherman's wharf harbor. the purpose of this update is to seek port commission guidance and adjustments on the program and decision whether to extend the program beyond the one-year trial program. the retail fish sales program -- pilot program was the result of several public meetings, including two port commission meetings in 2017, one in july, and one in september. the port commission supported a retail fish sales pilot program to expand commercial opportunities for fishers and to provide more customer experiences at the wharf. the role of the port in this pilot program was clarified to permit the fish sales but not
regulate them. regulation is the responsibility of state and local officials, namely, the california fish and wildlife, california food and agriculture, san francisco public health, and san francisco environment. if the port were to become aware of any complaints or violations, the appropriate regulatory agency would be notified. the fish sold to retail customers is the same quality product as is sold to wholesalers, and the port is not aware of any problems in this area. all fish sales are recorded with california fish and wildlife in accordance with regulations. there are three commercial fishing boats currently participating in the program. the pioneer at berth 500-a, the
smegol at berth 53, and take time, at berth 60. the quantity and price of the fish sold are determined by the fishers and the consumers. fishers are responsible for their own advertising and business promotion. retail fish sales are limited to salmon, tuna, rock fish, halibut, and by catch. crab is prohibited. the fish sales program is intended to help commercial fishers but not harm other parts of the fishing industry, such as fish processors. the wharves where the fish is sold are already public access areas and safe for pedestrians. sales are permitted during daylight hours only, and no customers are allowed on board
the vessels. this new enterprise has attracted many more people to fisherman's wharf and contributes to the neighborhood's vitality. the three participating boats, as you can see on this map, are at pier 47, basically surrounding scoma's restaurant. during the past year, port staff has monitored the program, and here are the results. three permanent berth holders obtained permits in the first year. approximately 40 other licensed commercial fishing boats at the wharf are candidates to join the program. public support has been strong based on sales statistics. the average monthly fish sales have been over 18,000 pounds a month. the record month was december
2017, when 57,000 pounds were sold. that month, the pie noneer nee to hire ten more crew to assist with sales, which included rose fish, a type of rock fish that had previously been dumped back to sea. while not desired by wholesalers, it was popular with retail consumers. in july, sfgovtv did a report on retail fish sales at pier 47 featuring interviews with satisfied customers. i'm still on metrics. got a few more metrics. there were a few minor problems encountered at the outset, but nothing major. a railing was installed without a permit and it was removed. an advertising sign was posted on a fence, which was not
allowed, and it was removed. scoma's restaurant, which is adjacent to the fish sales berth, raised concerns about congestion, management, and dock cleanliness, and all concerns were addressed. there were no violations reported. the permit fee of $225, which is comparable to the fee charged at other regional fishing harbors, such as half moon bay and bodega bay was successful. the pilot program was discussed at the september meeting of the fisherman's wharf waterfront advisory group. generally, the feedback from participating fishers and customers, along with neighborhood merchants, has been favorable, but some fish processors are opposed. you will hear from these interested parties today during public comment. now i got to this slide,
basically, to say that in addition to getting the port permit, there were several other things that the fishers have to do to participate in the program, including get a san francisco business registration certificate. the retail fish sales policy supports two goals of the port's strategic plan. this is the old strategic plan, but i think these items are still in there. namely, engagement. it brings a lot more people down to the waterfront, including san francisco residence debts. and also economic vitality, help -- residents, and also economic vitality, helping commercial fishermen. a retail sales program was originally piloted by the port commission in 1999 and 2000, but it expired.
in response to commercial fishers in 2017, the port commission allowed a pilot program for a year, which has now passed. port staff would appreciate your guidance as to any adjustments that might be necessary and permission to extend the program, which would give commercial fishers the option for retail fish sales in the future. thank you, commissioners. that concludes my report. >> thank you. do we have public comment? brian carter, and then, larry collins. >> hello there, commissioners, and public of san francisco. my name's ryan carter. i am the deck boss of fishing vessel smeagol. we have partners with this
gentleman to help the program takeoff and get rid of things like smaller fish. a lot of processors and wholesalers don't want a fish weighing less than five pounds. other people coming to the boat, they don't want to feed 20 people with a five-pound fish. they want a little one to three to four-pound fish, so it's been a pleasure to have a market to be able to sell these fish, and we appreciate you guys letting us do this, and we hope you guys continue to let us do this. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, commissioners, director. my name's larry collins. i'm president of crab boat hunters association which is the commercial fisherman's association down at the wharf. historically, guys have sold fish off their boats for well over 100 years at fisherman's
wharf. we did it years ago. i sold salmon for three years off the boat when the price got down too low and there wasn't that much fish. the fishermen need to be able to sell some of their fish to the public when they're just scratching and times are tough. when the fishing's really good, you basically want to unload and get back out, and that's when 90% of the fish goes to the processors. it's a historical thing. it does bring people down to the wharf. people like to get to know the people that provide them their food, so it's important that they're able to come down and meet and get to know their local fishermen. that way, they can eat sustainable, local food in season, and it's healthier for everybody, so i would encourage you guys to extend this program in perpetuity.
thank you. >> thank you. brian mcwilliams, and then giuseppe missy. >> commissioners, happy new year to everybody, and thank you for the opportunity to speak here. i'm in support of the program, and mike's report is right on. hits the nail right on the head, and just to add to what the others have said, i want to let you know that there are opportunities to bring other boats in that aren't home ported in san francisco. what happens is -- i own a boat, and when i had fished, i was solidly fishing on the dock, i would take my whole catch to bodega bay where i could sell it, and then offload it to the processors. if you could share this process where there's other public docks for opportunities to do
the same thing. this is going to be a good thing for the port. it's going to be a really valuable asset for all of us, and it's just getting going now. we need the opportunity to let it grow and become what it could possibly be, so thank you so much. >> thank you. giuseppe. [applause] >> i got to say, you know, i want to thank you guys for giving us the opportunity. this was a -- really a wonderful year, you know, being able to meet so many nice people and being able to share a lot of things with the community. what you guys did when you allowed us to selfish, you know, there was so much that we got to share with the
community. when there was hard times with the napa fire, we partnered with glide church, and we were able to bring them the fish. i want to thank all these ladies here. these women worked so hard. i'm telling you, they clean all these little fish for all these people. they're my heros. we've got george and tina. you guys, there's some great people in our community that we were able to network with, and it became just a big family. every time we'd come in from fishing, you know, we were able to kind of share all this fish with everybody. really, it was touching. i still can't believe this to this day that we have this great friendship, that we have so many wonderful people that are supporting us here. i think the fishing industry has kind of been -- you know, it really hasn't had much of a voice for a long time.
you know, i -- i kind of mentioned a few things before whenever i came up here, but you know, truly, you guys, you know, we don't have a large fishing industry anymore, and i mean, there's crab boats, there's salmon boats, and of course, we're a trawler, and we're the last boats that are left. if there's going to be an industry here, and be able to share fish with our community and be a part of it, we really need to try to do what we can in a positive way, of course, you know, to help support it. i mean, i know that, you know, there's a lot of things that people don't really know about the fishing industry. this is one way that they're going to kind of learn more about their ocean, you know, the type of fish we have here, and being able to, you know, bring these beautiful fish in and share them with, you know, all of our friends and do a lot more with the community is kind of where i'm headed. but any ways, it was a very
positive thing that you guys allowed us to do this, and, you know, i really hope that we can continue this. the only way we're going to get our fishing industry back is to have this kind of relationship, you know, with the public. and when people come down, they want to see all the boats unload. they see all the fish iced and the tows sitting in the docks. it's really a good thing. i wanted to thank everybody for coming out and supporting us. these ladies, i can't tell you how much, you know -- my heart goes out to them because they work so hard, and thanks george, thank you guys. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] >> is there any other public comment on this item? come on up. >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name's randall scott. i'm the executive director for the fisherman's wharf community benefit district, and i
apologize for not being on your list. i probably should have signed up. any way, with regard to the retail sales fishermen on the wharf, i'm here to support and speak on behalf of our board's support. the fish sales on the pier, part of our retail strategy moving forward is to further engage with the fishermen and really bring back the fisherman's wharf that was talked about in the recent san francisco chronicle article that came out just after part of the new year. historically speaking, and just by the name fisherman's wharf, we feel there's a special connection that can be made with the fishermen and with the retail sale of the fish on the wharf, so that's why i'm here today, on behalf of our district, and thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. [applause] >> is there any other public
comment on this item? >> good afternoon, commissioners. i'm alice rogers, and i sat as the chair of the land use portion of the waterfront land use update. and i just am spontaneously here to support this program. it really resonates with the goals and the values and the visions that -- that were articulated again and again and again during our land use year class of hearings. authenticity was a huge, huge factor, and this program is just the embodiment, so i would encourage you to support and expand the program and move it down a little to the southern waterfront near the south beach area, too. thank you.
>> thank you. [applause] >> is there any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. commission commissioner mackren? >> i would encourage staff to come back with some ideas on how to expand it and where to expand it, particularly, to one large area where people can go. one of the criticisms that we hear is not enough san franciscans go down to fisherman's wharf. believe me, if you're selling fish at a greater rate, you'll have a lot of san franciscans going down. it will draw them for sure, so from a global perspective, i think we will better manage our waterfront if we do that. i think it's a tourist
attraction. i think it's good service to our public, and if there's anything that's important today, it's your green print, and it's local farming, and it's local everything, and this falls right into it. it's rarely you don't have opposition to something, and there is no opposition that we're hearing, so we should be smart, pick up on the good idea and expand it. >> thank you. commissioner woo ho? >> well, i've also been very supportive of the program, and i'm really very happily surprised with the success of it, how much, because there hasn't been that much publicity, but i guess the public has gotten to know, and i'm sure there's a lot of repeat customers that know that they have this resource. obviously, fresh fish is very popular, better than waiting three or four days and getting
it through a supermarket. i think a piece of it was answered in the sense that the size, meaning, the smaller fish, and not the large fish, which is obviously more consumer friendly. i think we were worried in the beginning between what would be the definition of retail versus wholesale. i think we've got a happy medium and understanding that five pounds seems to be the right sort of border, and that's not crossing territories. and i think we were concerned that some people might take advantage that people might come down and take advantage of retail when they were wholesale. i'm just wondering, 57,000 pounds of fish, which is at the high point, can we translate that into how many actual consumers came, because i think it would be kind of nice to know what kind of traffic of people we are seeing as a result. i would imagine the weekends
are busier than the weekdays. i think we'd like to hear more information about how this is -- because just knowing what the foot traffic is and how it's doing. the other piece in terms of the port staff, i did hear the comment to expand the program, and if it expands beyond even the immediate footprint of where it is, fisherman's wharf, and to open it up to boats from other areas, i guess more suggestions in this regard, and i think i'm aware of some other interest in san francisco to see how you can bring more fresh fish right to the public, so i think there's some more ideas here, but we'd really like to hear how we can expand. is it only in the fisherman's wharf area that we can see this, and also, are we open to boats from other areas? i don't know that we know the answer to that, but i'd like staff to explore and come back with some other information. thank you. >> thank you. commissioner gilman? >> i'm an enthusiastic
supporter of this program. i was excited when the port commission launched this before my tenure. the other thing i would like to see is if it's through our own staff internally, or c.b.d., to do more advertising locally. i think if we're driving more local, farm-to-table or seat-to-table, if we can provide more guidance or the fisherman's wharf c.b.d. can be of some service, i think more advertising would be really helpful to drive more locals and more people from there. and i agree with commissioner woo ho, i'd like to see options for expansion to other parts of the waterfront and also the idea of bringing in boats that don't berth with us, what that would look like, i'm very interested, and i support continuing the program. >> thank you.
commission commissioner? >> i have seen the dedication of this port to the fishing community. once again, when we had the retail sales of fish and this pilot program was about a fourth of this commission, there was a lot of argument for and again, but i remember one man got up and said, i don't have a dog in this fight. i think it's a good thing, i support it then, i support it now, and long live our fishing community, and let's pass this thing and move on. >> thank you. mike, thank you so much for the presentation. i want to thank everyone for coming out and showing support of this program. i guess i just want to hear from a staff perspective because i -- it sounds like
it's a very successful program, and so i just want to hear from a staff perspective how the program is running, what your recommendation is. >> well, thank you. the feedback that we've had, obviously, today, there hasn't been a contrary word, you know, so we are -- our goal in this program is to support the fishing industry, but we don't want to support one as secretary of the industry and step on the toes of another industry. that's one reason we excluded crab from the program because of the crab stands at fisherman's wharf already. and so, you know, i think that we -- we're supportive of the program, and we would -- we would like to make it permanent so that basically what we want to do is give these fishers an option, if they can make
more money making money at fisherman's wharf, it gives them an opportunity to sustain their business. that's where we're coming from. >> thank you. okay. so what are the next steps? >> that's what i kind of heard from you. i think i heard some suggestions possibly expanding the footprint, possibly having a place for out-of-town boats to come into the workplace. we would like to get your green light to would with on these issues, come back to you. this is just an informational presentation. we'd like to come back to you at a future meeting, you know, with some of those questions addressed and ask you to endorse the program with some enhancements and make it a permanent program that the fishers could, you know, take advantage of. and not only the fishers, but a lot of customers.
if you look at that video, there's a lot of people surrounding the boat, and it's an interesting thing to look at. so any way, that's the -- >> great. we look forward to you coming back with a long-term solution -- >> okay. >> -- or recommendation for this item. and i agree that we need more advertisement so we can all go and enjoy fresh fish. >> well, i'm glad the c.b.d. came today, and we can certainly get the word out and grow the program. >> that would be great. thank you. >> okay. thank you. >> clerk: item 12-a, project update on the pier 70 historic port pursuant to the lease disposition and development agreements.
>> thank you. good afternoon, president brandon, vice president adams. commissioners. my name is phil wilson. i'm with the port's real estate department and the project manager for the port's historic core rehabilitation project. this afternoon, i am pleased to provide you with a comprehensive project update. my presentation will cover ite items 1 through 4 in this slide, and later, everardo mora and eddie orton will provide updates on items 4 through 8, and then later, i'll be available to answer any questions you might have. prior to this project, the pier 70 historic core was in very poor condition with portions of the project site at risk of imminent collapse, particularly buildings 113 and 114 and
building 104, two unreinforced masonry buildings on the site. the project buildings were the most important historic structures at pier 70 and as mentioned were in dire need of saving. preserving, saving and repurposing the core will serve a larger purpose in the pier 70 area, helping meet a strong public desire for site access and meaningful site activation. this timeline shows the various milestones the port and o.d.i. have achieved to date with approximately 12 months of additional work ahead of us. as the foundation for these accomplishments, starting during economic recession of 2007-2 2007-2008, the port worked closely with the community to develop a master plan for the entirety of pier 70. the preferred master plan was achieved over three years and
more than 50 public meetings. five goals emerged to guide pier 70. as shown on this slide, the master plan served as a framework and a guide to the port moving forward. it has served the port and the port's partners implementation efforts over the past eight-plus years, since the plan's adoption. we have nominated and successfully achieved the listing of the iron union works district, crane copark
construction, partners with orton, as you're hearing today, and partner for a new adjacent site on the historic waterfront core. however, it also acknowledged that development of the site must be responsive to the challenges of the historic rehabilitation, real estate market conditions, and yet to be determined, the time environmental mitigations. the preferred master plan having been done prior to any ceqa analysis of the prior site. this slide illustrates the challenges of the site over time. in this slide, the historic core is circled. you'll see the buildings outlined on both sides of 20th street, with the buildings shown in dark red, all the
buildings in the core except for building 14, identified as both the most historically significant buildings at pier 70, and also the most at risk of collapse. as mentioned buildings 113 and 114, and building 104 were of unreinforced masonry construction type, and 113-114 was red tagged and cordoned off from public access due to safety concerns about its collapse. so following a competitive r.f.p. process and extensive negotiation with orton, the master lease was approved in 2014. it includes subleasing provisions similar to other port master lease developments, and includes public benefits such as public access, historic rehabilitation, and tax
increment to fund pier 70 infrastructure. in a few minutes, as i mentioned, you will hear from adi about subleasing at this historic core. this shows land uses at pier 70, with p.d.r. and light industrial shown in purple, and office uses shown in light blue. the slide also shows a new restaurant in orange, behind building 101 on the north side of 20th street at the corner of illinois street. at full buildout, the project will put back into public use, eight structures totaling 338,000 square feet. while the -- with regard to the
project's financial performance, staff have drawn some interesting conclusions by preparing anticipated costs and revenues at approvaled with the actuals more than four years later. chief among them are that costs and revenues have both increased appreciably. total costs increased by about 55%, and annual revenues increased by about 90%. the overall balance is that the project is doing financially better than anticipated at approvals. the port expects to receive significantly more revenue in the near term and midterm, with annual revenue over $2 million by the year 2024. i'd now like to invite everardo mora from ortan to provide an
update on construction and workforce outreach. >> hello, commissioners, director forbes. i'm everardo mora, and this is eddie orton. i'd like to share that six buildings have been completed at the pier with two other construction. our estimated completion date is first quarter 2020, which doesn't seem too far away, but it's coming. our local contracting hiring commitments, we have local business enterprise goals initially of 17%, currently at 18% -- our actual number's 18%. the local hire goal for the project was 25%, and our actual is 28%.
this next slide details one of our previous apprentice carpenters named shawn zavala, and next to it is a letter i received from jewish vocational award for an employee of the year award that was given to him in 2016. shawn zavala was recommended by local 22 business representative peter garza has a new high school graduate, also graduate of their preapprentice carpentry program at one of arthur local high schools here. pete explained that in order for shawn to enter the workforce, he needed to be sponsored and nominated into a company, either a general contractor or current signatory to the carpenter union, and he reached out to me and asked if i had any available openings to him. i said i did. we interviewed him, we hired him, and it was one of our --
he was one of our key apprentices at the time. the construction project required a lot of hands-on, intensive carpentry work. one of our buildings was brick and timber, and we had a substantial amount of window restoration on the project. luckily we had great success in recruiting and retaining top talent in the trades from local 22, especially with the carpenter union. shawn zavala had a great opportunity at an apprentice to join the workforce and train under the direction of a lot of experienced carpenters. for me personally, it was a great opportunity to see this apprentice and the other apprentices that have joined us at the construction site grow. i also went to apprenticeship with local 5, butcher, and i am still with them to date. when he came to me as a project superintendent foreman with his desire to learn and to be
educated by his fellow construction workers, it was a great opportunity for him and for us to be able to help him with the efforts. the next slide is going to show -- the next slides are going to show the hard work and the results of these construction trades peoples over the years. this is an image of what building 113 through 116 looked like before construction. this was taken in 2014, when we started construction. this is what it looks like now. this is an image of building 115-116, before construction, 2014. this is what it looks like now. another interior image of building 115-116.
this is an image of building 113 through 114, preconstruction. this is an image of what it looks like now. another image of 113 through 114. this is what it looks like now. this is building 14, preconstruction. this is an image of what it looks like now. this is the courtyard, preconstruction. this is what it looks like when there's a party going on in it.
this is from the san francisco heritage soiree, but you get the idea. it's very much open now. this is building 104, preconstruction. this is what it looks like now. this is building 104 again, preconstruction. this is what it looks like now. a big component of our project is achieving public access and inside activation. we've initiated the second great listening tour, which is part two of our efforts in the community. part one was the great listening tour, which started the project.
our -- we're reaching out and listening to the central waterfront advisory group, dogpatch neighborhood association, potrero neighborhood association, and individuals. our goal is to reconnect the kmu community to the formerly inaccessible building and the creation of new publicly accessible spaces, exceeding the requirements of the master lease requirements. some of these spaces are a new rooftop access at building 101, piazza in the courtyard, the atrium at building 113, atrium rest rooms as an amenity, the entirety of building 101 be accessible, and building lobbies in our historic corridors. now -- and then, in addition to that, we as a company aren't in
it for the credit or for the awards, but these buildings are important, but they are yours. we thought it was important to list of project awards that the building has won to date. i won't read them off, but it's been recognized quite a bit, and we are very proud of that. next, i'd like to introduce eddie orton. >> so on the subleasing update, i'll go through it chronologically. our first tenant was restoration hardware. that included a new podium restaurant in the back. that roughly 60,000, 70,000-square-foot structure is
open to the public, including a garden that has extraordinary views. our second tenant was in building 104, was the key collection, which was a dogpatch-based group of women who were designing girls' clothing. and then, our third tenant -- and that was about 45,000 feet. our third tenant was obscure digital, the world famous light masters who light city hall and many other projects. after them, we leased to a company that was then called otto. it was the -- a firm that was designing systems to have self-driving trucks. that company was -- during the lease negotiations, it was acquired by uber, and that
facility became uber's very high-tech garage. our final lease was to a company called gusto, who was a web-based h.r. and payroll processor for small and midsize companies. we have two small retail spaces in the atrium that remain available. subsequently after t-collection informed us that they were not going to occupy the space, and we entered into a complex series of negotiations which resulted in a sub-sublease to a very controversial tenant by the name of jewel packs.
we have heard loud and clear everybody's concerns about this tenant, and we are in direct communication with the city attorney's office. we have responded to a series of document requests and have some further document requests that we are going to respond to next week. and i think we are in full compliance and continuing to cooperate. questions and answers? >> thank you, commissioners. that concludes our presentation. we are available to answer any questions. >> thank you. thank you very much. there is public comment on this item, starting with calvin
chin. >> my name's calvin chin. i am a business owner located in dogpatch, and i am here to speak out against jewel. this space was originally intended to be a community space, and i think that the use of the space by a private company with very -- very controversial business practices is unacceptable for this -- this type of public space, and i just -- in the five-year plan, the five-year strategic plan that director forbes just shared with us, one of the things that came up several times is the public benefit, and i don't see any public benefit from this company being a tenant of this space. thank you. >> thank you. peter lindenthal.
>> hello, commissioners. my name's peter lindenthal. i've lived on potrero hill for 40 years and have been with the potrero hill project over 30. we advised developers about the plans about irish hill. i really can't describe how disappointed and shocked i was to find out that jewel would be a tenant at pier 70. pier 70 would be a great public benefit, and it's juul's benefit to addict young people to nicotine. please do something to find a better use for the port and san francisco and san francisco for
the future. >> thank you. toby letharne. >> good afternoon, commissioners. it's very nice to be here again. i'm toby levine, and i'm the chair of the central waterfront advisory group. the central waterfront advisory group has been following this project for a number of years. in my case, i'd say close to 20. not just orton, but the whole area. so we're very excited and very happy with the work that the port has done and that orton has done with the rehabilitation of the buildings. and it's -- it's almost a work of art.
if you go and look at those buildings and see what they've done, it's fabulous and someday, hopefully, you'll get an award for being so artistic. the problem that has occurred which has to do with the particular subtenant that is not popular at all in the neighborhood and in the city and probably around the rest of the world, although they seem to make great profit -- that doesn't always mean that it's a great use. so the question that you have to ask yourself, and i've been asking myself as i've been listening to all of this, is what can we do to keep this from happening again? obviously, the port has an important agreement to recognize the developers, especially developers that are putting in so much funding into
making this project terrific, and in paying so much attention to the detail work. asking questions about exactly who they're going to sublease to is -- to cause people not to want to lease there because of the questioning that might go on -- or could go on. so how could that be avoided? and you do have something called the central waterfront advisory group. the first time we knew about juul was last november , and that was an exciting meeting, let me tell you. after that, in december, we didn't have a meeting, and we have our next meeting a little bit later, after you. i think there should be a way
for interesting and unusual subleases such as juul to first of all pass it to the port, you know, through whatever structure is the right structure so that the port staff can get a feeling for what this particular or those particular subleases are going to be. and if, in fact, it's going to be something like a bazooka manufacturing company or something that we all would prefer not to have in san francisco, that then, at that point, perhaps it's time to let the community know that this is going to happen -- or that this is not going to happen, but that this is being considered, and then, the community has a chance to respond. as it