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Friday, February 26, 2021

Oakland A’s outline ballpark plans in environmental impact report

The city released a crucial environmental report outlining the potential impacts and specific details of the proposed 35,000-seat waterfront ballpark the Oakland A’s want to build.

In addition to 3,000 residences, up to 1.5 million square feet of commercial office space and 270,000 square feet of retail or dining, the proposed project from the A’s would include an indoor performance venue that could fit 3,500 people, up to 400 hotel rooms and more than 18 acres of open space.

The project would be developed in multiple phases, according to the plans listed in the report. Construction of the first phase would include building the ballpark, up to 540 housing units, small portions of the retail and commercial space, and the hotels rooms. It would also include about 12 of the total acres of outdoor park space.

It would take at least two years to build the first phase, according to the document, but the timing on the rest of the buildout is even less specific. Building the rest of the proposed project would depend on “market demand” and “financial feasibility,” according to the impact report.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 26, 2021 at 12:58 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. A triple short of the cycle Posted: February 26, 2021 at 03:52 PM (#6006919)
This latest rendering is not as ugly as the last one, but still... ugh. Not into the futuristic look. Give me bricks and mortar.
   2. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: February 26, 2021 at 08:29 PM (#6006943)
How many times have we seen A's "ballpark plans" over the last 20 years?
   3. Lowry Seasoning Salt Posted: February 26, 2021 at 08:45 PM (#6006944)
How many times have we seen A's "ballpark plans" over the last 20 years?

More often than not preceded by "blue ribbon committee."
   4. salvomania Posted: February 27, 2021 at 12:35 AM (#6006953)
This latest rendering is not as ugly as the last one, but still... ugh. Not into the futuristic look. Give me bricks and mortar.

I prefer 21st-century design for a 21st-century ballpark. Baseball is the only sport that designs new facilities to look like they were designed 100 years ago.
   5. Mayor Blomberg Posted: February 27, 2021 at 01:47 PM (#6006977)
I don't know how 21st century it is except for the green ring along the roof, which I like. I'm surprised there's no plan to add a BART stop. There are none within a half-mile from the project boundary.
   6. base ball chick Posted: February 27, 2021 at 07:08 PM (#6006989)
only 2000 parking spaces there and no mass transit. did they cut a deal like the braves ballpark did with uber so that people are stuck having to uber in because of no mass transit and almost no parking
   7. AndrewJ Posted: February 27, 2021 at 09:08 PM (#6006994)
I dunno, I actually like the fans sitting down on the grassy area beyond the outfield fences. Reminds me of the kranks at the 1860s ballparks like the Capitoline Grounds...
   8. Traderdave Posted: March 01, 2021 at 09:39 AM (#6007076)

The coliseum complex is still there. It still has a freeway exit, a BART station adjacent, and 100 acres of parking. A fair chunk of that parking can be converted into housing and still have far more parking that HT will ever have.

The Howard Terminal plan shoehorns a park into a small area within one of the West Coast's busiest ports. The truck traffic is massive and the area supports a lot of well paid jobs that will be disrupted 81 times a year. It's a 1 mile walk from a Bart station, through a brownfield littered with tent cities full of meth heads (I have walked & biked the area many times). While the Coliseum site certainly has traffic bottlenecks, HT will be much worse, as the 880 and 980 converge and there isn't much room for parking, plus the afore mentioned distance from Bart means many more will drive to the games than now.

It's insanity to keep pushing this plan when a more-than-suitable site already exists.

   9. A triple short of the cycle Posted: March 01, 2021 at 10:11 AM (#6007079)
I selfishly want to be able to walk from my office in downtown Oakland to the ballpark. That said, getting to the Coliseum from DTO is EASY. The BART ride is only 10 minutes. We would always hit happy hour at Radio, which is right at the City Center BART station, time the train perfectly, get into the train car with the door that opens right at the stairwell at the Coliseum station, get out of the BART station w/o being #############. Had it down to a science.

EDIT: F*CK Bud Selig and John Fisher
   10. Traderdave Posted: March 01, 2021 at 10:22 AM (#6007082)
get out of the BART station w/o being #############


I'm really curious what 13 letter obscenity you mean here.
   11. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: March 01, 2021 at 02:39 PM (#6007147)
I'm really curious what 13 letter obscenity you mean here.

Maybe one of these?
   12. Jesus Luzardo Maraschino Posted: March 01, 2021 at 03:54 PM (#6007165)
I'm guessing Deforestation
   13. A triple short of the cycle Posted: March 01, 2021 at 03:58 PM (#6007166)
Ha ha ha. It was clusterf*cked. If you're not first down the stairs from the platform, then you'll be waiting behind a bunch of BART amateurs to get through the exit turnstiles. At least now with the airport connector, those people are using a different exit.
   14. McCoy Posted: March 02, 2021 at 06:12 AM (#6007217)
Very Star Treky

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