Palace of Fine Arts Request for Proposals Process

The Recreation and Park Department is looking for an entity(ies) to lease the iconic Palace of Fine Arts Building. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an important piece of San Francisco’s colorful history in a picturesque setting.

The Department desires to activate the building with a long-term tenant to provide a financially sustainable long term use and public access to the building. There is not a current Request for Proposals available, however, please contact Cassandra Costello, ( or 415-831-2791), if you are interested in the opportunity and/or would like a tour of the building.

For information about the past bidding process and important information about the building, please see information below.

Thank you for your interest in the Palace of Fine Arts!

For information on the RFCP process, the Department’s recommendations, and the full RFP, please visit the following:

Commission Memo Full RFP Nonresponsive Determination

To view the RFCP and supporting documents, please visit the following link:

To view the responses to the RFCP, letters from interested parties, and to provide public comments on any of the proposals, please visit the following link:
Proposals and Comments Page

To view the video from the Department hosted public meeting on June 23, 2015, which featured the sponsors of each of the seven proposals received, please visit the following link:
Televised Public Meeting