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Pier 17 Embarcadero




Polatnick Properties, in coordination with the Exploratorium, is pleased to offer for lease up to 18,000 square feet of prime space along San Francisco’s world famous Embarcadero and adjacent to the Exploratorium Science Museum at Pier 15.

The space allows for a variety of uses including PDR, industrial, robotics, maker space, with ancillary office. The uses are subject to approval by the authorized agencies.

This is an exciting opportunity to lease an historic space and to experience a piece of old San Francisco. The Exploratorium brings excitement and amenities to the 9-acre campus along the bustling Embarcadero with millions of annual visitors. It is also adjacent to the popular Ferry Building and other waterfront attractions.

PIER 17 Quick facts

Year Built: 1911. Expanded in 1956.
Building Area: 110,000 sq. ft.
Column spacing: Column free 42’
Ceiling Heights (approx.): 16’ to 40’ clear under truss
Sprinklered: Yes
Terms: Negotiable

More details

  • Adjacent to the new home of the Exploratorium at the Pier 15.
  • Part of the Exploratorium’s 9-Acre Campus.
  • World class views of the bay.
  • Creative, High ceiling, column free space.
  • Fantastic Potential for natural light.

    For terms or to tour please call
    David Polatnick or Marianne Dean


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Site Plan

floor plan

The available space, Suite 700, is
the enclosed blue area. Besides the
Exploratorium, the most notable
neighbors on Pier 17 are the Swiss
Consulate and their incubator, Swissnex,
indicated in purple.

Pier 17 quick facts

     Year Built:                  1911. Expanded in 1956.
                                         Recently renovated.
     Building Area:           110,000 sq. ft.
     Space Available:       18,000 sq. ft.
     Rental Rate:              Call for pricing
     Term:                          Negotiable
     Utilities:                     200 AMP 480 3 phase Delta.
                                         Prospective tenant’s pro-rata
                                         share of electricity. No gas.
     Column Spacing:       Column free 42’ span
     Ceiling Heights:         Open trusses to roof line,
                                          approx. 40’.
                                          16’–18’ clear to trusses.
      Water:                        4” and 2” service

  • Muni’s historic E Embarcadero
    and F Market & Wharves
    streetcars stop in front of the
    Exploratorium at Embarcadero
    & Green Street.
  • Muni bus lines, 2, 6, 14, 21, 31
    and metro lines J, K, L, M, T, N
    stop within walking distance.
    Bus lines 1, 10, 12, 41 and 38
    also stop in the vicinity.
  • Embarcadero BART/MUNI
    stations and ferry terminals at
    the Ferry Building are a 10 to
    15 minute walk away.
  • There are several parking
    lots/garages in the area. For
    updated information go to
  • There are ample public bike
    racks as well as bay wheels
    nearby. In addition, Public Bike
    Work Stations for a quick fix is
    in front of Pier 17.
Address: Pier 17, The Embarcadero
State/County: ,
Zip: 94111
Country: United States
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Property Id : 111
Property Size: 110,00 ft2
Property Lot Size: 110,00 ft2
Rooms: 3
Bathrooms: 5
Year Built: 1990
gas heat
ocean view
wine cellar
basketball court
lake view
back yard
front yard
fenced yard
washer and dryer
private space
roof deck

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