The popularity of Mission Bay is undeniable.  With new office buildings, UCSF Mission Bay hospitals, a proposed Golden State Warriors arena and a variety of new residential communities, it is one of San Francisco’s most dynamic neighborhoods.

Along with the new development and growth is a need to address local transit options.  A San Francisco Examiner article covered a meeting by Port of San Francisco officials who are supporting the idea of a new ferry terminal to service the Mission Bay neighborhood.  According to Winnie Lee, a port engineer, the new terminal “… will provide a critical ferry service between the southern waterfront, Financial District as well as the East and North Bays.”

Currently San Francisco ferries only service Fisherman’s Wharf and the Ferry Building; the new ferry service would help connect Mission Bay to other water-based regional transit.  According to the San Francisco Examiner article, there are a number of potential locations for this proposed ferry service.  One of the sites under consideration is nearby Agua Vista Park.  Located less than 1 mile from One Mission Bay, Aqua Vista Park is a prime candidate for a new ferry terminal as it benefits from a nearby harbor, creating a wind shield which keeps the waters calm, a key condition especially during winter commutes.