The Giants-owned Mission Rock development project has signed its first tenant: Anchor Brewing is planning to open a production facility at what is now Pier 48. The new 212,000 sq. ft. facility will serve as a production and distribution center, but will also house a restaurant and museum focused on the brewery's 117 year history in San Francisco. Anchor's existing plant in Potrero Hill will remain, but the company will now be able to crank out quadruple the amount of beer. According to the Chronicle, Anchor is the city's largest manufacturer, and construction of the new facility will add 200 jobs. The $1.6B Mission Rock plan will develop the area south of AT&T park into 1,500 residential units, office towers, loads of other restaurants and retail, and huge outdoor spaces for public events on Mission Creek and the bay. The environmental review will get cranking in the next few months, and if all goes smoothly, construction looks to start in late 2014 with Anchor Steam ready to pour by the end of 2016.
· Anchor Brewing plant on S.F. waterfront [SF Gate]
· Previous Coverage of Mission Rock [Curbed SF]