San Francisco voters rejection of the 8 Washington project last week has a lot of people wondering if the Warriors will face the same kind of opposition. It appears as though the war on the waterfront is just beginning.
From 8 Washington to the proposed Warriors arena, the battle over the future of San Francisco’s waterfront is heating up.
As Propositions B and C were defeated, it raises questions about future projects on San Francisco’s waterfront.
Both Oakland and San Francisco are battling over which city the team will call home, as the Warriors are preparing for one of their most promising seasons in years.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills into law that will help build new NBA arenas for the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings.
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has asked the city’s transportation authority for an audit on the public transit impacts of a new Golden State Warriors arena proposed to go along the waterfront.
One proposal would assist the Golden State Warriors in their plan to move the team from Oakland to a possible waterfront arena in San Francisco, a move that has drawn the ire of East Bay lawmakers upset at jobs moving away.
A published report suggests that the cost associated with the Warriors’ plan to build an arena on the San Francisco waterfront has increased by as much as $50 million.
Here’s the bottom line: There is a dilapidated pier out there that the Warriors are willing to fix and construct a state-of-the-art arena that the city has never had. They are willing to pick up the $1 billion-plus tab and turn the eye sore into a unique arena that will include a park and stores.
Building a basketball arena on the San Francisco waterfront could cost $1 billion, an estimate Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts said is likely to grow as the team analyzes the site at Piers 30-32.