Thursday
March
26
2015
11:57 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
Warriors buy land in Mission Bay
April 22, 2014, 05:00 AM Bay City News Service

Bay City News Service

The Golden State Warriors’ proposal to build an arena along San Francisco’s waterfront has reportedly been dropped and the team has purchased a new piece of land in the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood that will house the new arena.

Supervisor Jane Kim, whose district includes Mission Bay, posted a tweet Monday afternoon about the arena proposal.

The new site near University of California at San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus was purchased from Salesforce.com, according to Kim, who wrote that the arena would be built in time for the 2018-2019 season.

The waterfront site had been modified several times in the past year and included plans to build a new 18,000-seat arena at Piers 30-32, located between the Bay Bridge and AT&T Park, in time to play in 2018.

The Warriors currently play at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Opponents of the arena proposal responded to reported Monday that the team was scrapping plans for redeveloping Piers 30-32.

The No Wall on the Waterfront coalition, which collected more than 20,000 signatures to put Proposition B on the upcoming November ballot to ask voters to limit building heights on waterfront property, is hailing the Warriors’ decision.

The ballot measure, if passed by a majority of voters in the primary election this June, could have impacted the arena plan by imposing stricter restrictions and requiring a vote to allow for height increases on waterfront development.

No Wall on the Waterfront campaign spokesman Jon Golinger said in a statement, “The Warriors’ decision to abandon plans to raise height limits along the waterfront is good news and the best argument yet for passing Proposition B.”

Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos, a supporter of Yes on B, said in a statement, “The Warriors have shifted to a smarter alternative because the people, not just the politicians, became involved in the process.”

Calls made to Warriors and arena project representatives were not immediately returned Monday afternoon.

 

 

Tags: arena, waterfront, mission, plans, warriors, proposal,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Where will the stock market be in six months?

Much higher
Higher
A little higher
About the same
A little lower
Lower
Much lower

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to 'destroy' the plane
PARIS — The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentio..
Egypt officials: Ground operation planned in Yemen
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Egyptian security and military officials say Saudi Arabia and Egypt will ..
Gov't aims to protect low-income users of 'payday' loans
WASHINGTON — Payday lenders would face federal rules aimed at protecting low-income borrowers from..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County fictitious business name statements