Historic Pier 70 - San Francisco Development Project


Orton Development is proud to present the following recent redevelopment projects.

Ford Point, Richmond, CA

Orton Development, Inc. was awarded the 2011 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Honor Award for Architecture for its work rehabilitating Ford Point with Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, as well as the 2009 California Preservation Foundation Preservation Design Award for Sustainability and the 2008 National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award, among others. Like Pier 70, Ford Point is on the National Register.

Built by renowned 20th century industrial architect Albert Kahn, the Ford Assembly Plant produced Ford Model A automobiles in the 1930s and tanks and jeeps during World War II. The building had been underused since the 1950s and after getting badly damaged by the 1989 Loma‐Prieta earthquake, it was abandoned and condemned. Interiors were flooded and vandalized.

The award‐winning renovations were completed between 2005‐2008 and the building was renamed Ford Point. The 525,000 square foot facility now offers flexible space to tenants like SunPower Corporation, Mountain Hardwear/Columbia Sportswear, Title Nine Sports, Best‐Line Fabrics and Ekso Bionics. The original south‐facing design fills offices with natural light, and supports a one‐megawatt rooftop solar power plant.

Frontage on the San Francisco bay provides stunning views and offers a variety of maritime uses. The site includes the 45,000 square foot 5000‐person venue called CranewayPavilion www.craneway.com and the 120‐seat Assemble Restaurant (www.assemblerestaurant.com).

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Flint Inc, Berkeley, CA

This former home of Flint / Cal Ink was acquired in September 2009 from the Flint Group. The property consists of 133,070 square feet on 4.78 acres in West Berkeley, three blocks from Interstates 80/580. Encompassing one‐and‐a‐half blocks, the project was the largest undeveloped manufacturing parcel in Berkeley and features frontage on major Berkeley thoroughfares Gilman and Fourth, and direct railroad access. Four clusters of buildings feature office and manufacturing space ranging from 1,200 to 36,000 square feet, with wood, concrete, metal, and brick construction, clerestories, roll‐up, doors and loading docks. The project is completed and largely leased, with tenants including a boutique winery, a high‐end tent manufacturer, a chocolate manufacturer, and a photovoltaic testing lab, among others.

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1440 Broadway, Oakland, CA

Originally known as the Realty Syndicate Building, 1440 Broadway housed the offices of well‐ known Oakland entrepreneur and icon F.M. “Borax” Smith. Acquired in April 2010, this historic ten‐story building is located in the heart of Oakland and under ODI ownership received a complete refresh to combine 20th century luxury with 21st century sustainability and technology, creating the perfect location for East Bay businesses. Centrally located next to City Hall, Federal and County Courthouses, Chinatown, and adjacent to BART and AC Transits stops, the building boasts historic Carrara marble interiors, high ceilings, energy‐efficient radiant heat and operable window ventilation. Amenities also include concierge services, conference areas, and bicycle parking for a community of businesses, professionals, and non‐profit organizations. 1440 Broadway is now home to the well-known civic pride apparel brand Oaklandish, and BitterSweet, the Chocolate Café.

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