The five-member San Francisco Port Commission has voted unanimously to approve the construction of a new cruise terminal at Pier 27.
The project will meet growing needs of San Francisco’s cruise business and provide platform for 2013 America’s Cup Races, officials said earlier.
“For more than two decades, we have been trying to find the mechanism and the money to construct a new cruise terminal that is befitting of the city’s prominence as a world class destination,” said San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee.
“Now that the Port Commission has adopted the Project and the San Francisco Planning Department’s certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report, work can truly begin – work whose construction and completion will bring what we need most: jobs, jobs, jobs.”
It is estimated that the cruise industry last year generated nearly $40 million in economic benefits to the region.