INTERIM FLOWER MART
In 2014, Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC) purchased the existing wholesale flower market on Sixth and Brannan Streets in San Francisco from San Francisco Flower Mart LLC under the condition that we would build a new, state-of-the-art flower market on the same site as the existing market. Since then, KRC has been working closely with the San Francisco Flower Mart LLC and the San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants Association, which includes all vendors in the market, to plan and design the New Flower Mart Project. The New Flower Mart Project will accommodate all of the existing Flower Mart vendors at guaranteed affordable rents in a modern, efficient warehouse with significantly expanded parking and loading areas for customers.
In order to build the New Flower Mart Project, the existing wholesale flower market must move to a temporary location in San Francisco during construction. KRC has pledged to cover 100% of the moving costs to the temporary site and back to the New Flower Mart Project once it is completed.
KILROY REALTY CORPORATION 4-17-18 STATEMENT ON BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RESOLUTION ON 2000 MARIN STREET PROPERTY TRANSFER
Today, with the Board's unanimous support of this resolution, Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC), San Francisco Flower Mart, LLC, and the San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants Association are now one step closer to successfully securing 2000 Marin Street as the temporary location for the San Francisco Flower Mart during construction of the New Flower Mart. 2000 Marin Street is now the preferred, priority site for the interim market, with strong support from KRC and many flower vendors. KRC remains committed, in partnership with Mayor Farrell, the members of the Board of Supervisors and the Office of Economic & Workforce Development, to providing an outstanding temporary location at 2000 Marin Street during the construction phase of the brand new, state-of-the-art, permanent New Flower Mart at Sixth and Brannan Streets. The previously proposed Piers 19-23 location will now be reserved only as a backup alternative, in the unlikely event that 2000 Marin Street ultimately is not available in the timeframe necessary to begin construction on the New Flower Mart.
KRC would especially like to thank Supervisors Aaron Peskin, Jane Kim, Malia Cohen and Ahsha Safai for their leadership as co-sponsors of this Resolution to facilitate the exchange of city-owned 639 Bryant Street for 2000 Marin Street, currently owned by Tishman Speyer.