SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco’s Planning Commission on Thursday gave the public an opportunity to weigh in on the proposal to build the Golden State Warriors’ Arena at Piers 30-32. Reaction ranged from unbridled enthusiasm to serious concerns.
The bulk of the opposition came from South Beach residents who live within blocks of the piers where the arena would be built. They worry about blocked views and congestion and accuse team brass of being secretive about the plan.
“It’s an egregious design that doesn’t need to be on the waterfront,” implored one man.
“They proposed to build a billion dollar project down there but for some reason they can’t show the neighbors what’s really coming,” said a woman at the mic.