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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Oakland port OKs tentative agreement for new A’s stadium; team has four years to do EIR

The Oakland Port Commission voted unanimously Monday to approve a tentative exclusive negotiation agreement for the A’s waterfront ballpark at Howard Terminal that gives the baseball team four years to conclude an environmental impact report.

It was the first round in a somewhat lengthy approval process for the team’s plan to build a 35,000-seat stadium, along with nearby housing and commercial developments, on the Oakland Estuary near Jack London Square.

The commissioners approved the agreement, called a “term sheet,” with a 7-0 vote after hearing hundreds of impassioned speakers weigh in, calling the project either a boon to the community or a detriment to the waterfront job scene.

The project, if eventually approved, would allow the A’s to lease the port property for $3.8 million per year for the first 20 years of a 66-year lease. After 20 years, the rent could increase.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 15, 2019 at 05:36 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. A triple short of the cycle Posted: May 15, 2019 at 10:56 PM (#5842619)
I would say its 50-50 at best it will happen at this site given the conflicts with the RR tracks and the Port. If we could turn back time before Mayor Jerry Brown shot down an Uptown Oakland stadium...
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 15, 2019 at 10:59 PM (#5842621)
The Oakland Port Commission voted unanimously Monday to approve a tentative exclusive negotiation agreement for the A’s waterfront ballpark at Howard Terminal that gives the baseball team four years to conclude an environmental impact report.
That is some strong, decisive political action right there.
   3. PreservedFish Posted: May 16, 2019 at 08:32 AM (#5842654)
That's four years for any one opponent of the stadium to discover a single endangered newt that will set construction back a decade.

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