A Board of Supervisors committee will be taking the first major vote on the proposed Warriors waterfront arena, but several local residents handpicked by San Francisco to advise on the project said they will ask for the vote to be delayed to allow them more time to weigh in.
The team proposes to privately finance a 17,500-seat arena and 105,000-square-foot retail complex on the city-owned Piers 30-32. Under city law, the Board of Supervisors must sign off on the project’s fiscal feasibility so environmental reviews can be started and contracts finalized.
It felt like déjà vu at the Warriors’ home opener against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. The Warriors tipped off the 2012-13 season brimming with optimism and center Andrew Bogut showed why when he stuffed Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol in the lane early in the first quarter. Read More
What a ride. The 2012 Major League Baseball season was a boon to the Bay Area, where both of our teams churned out storybook story lines all spring, summer and into fall.
It’s all over now, though. The confetti has been swept away. But even though awards season is just getting started, eye-opening trades are already being made, and the Josh Hamilton sweepstakes promises to provide captivating theater throughout the winter, it’s time for sports fans to shift their focus elsewhere. Read More
A development across the street from the proposed waterfront basketball arena could house a 200-room hotel, 125 residential units and 34,000 square feet of retail space, according to information the Warriors provided to The City. Read More
Waterfront open space is a key aspect of the early design of a proposed new arena for the Warriors, including an open-air walkway around the building that would lead to a public observation deck and rooftop viewing platform.
Initial proposals for the 17,500-seat arena and a related retail project on Piers 30-32 were unveiled Monday by the basketball team and the two companies it hired to design the project — Snøhetta and AECOM.
The plastic bag surcharge is in effect in just about every store in The City — and, for better or worse, we all have suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to thank. Back when he was on the Board of Supervisors, plastic bags, PG&E and brevity were his enemies, although he only pushed through a law banning one of them. As of Oct. 1, stores must charge a dime for any bag they have to provide to customers. Read More
The Warriors had a tumultuous 2011-12 season laced with injuries and highlighted by trading one of the team’s most popular players. Read More
Designers and planners of a proposed arena for the Warriors vowed Tuesday night to craft a design that honors its waterfront setting and incorporates sweeping views of San Francisco Bay and the nearby Bay Bridge.
The Warriors have proposed building a 17,000- to 19,000-seat arena on Piers 30-32, just south of the bridge on The Embarcadero. In late August, the team announced the selection of two companies — Snøhetta and AECOM — as the project architects. Read More
A poll that will be discussed today shows that 80 percent of people in San Francisco support a new waterfront arena for the Warriors once they learned about the project details. Read More
If the Warriors build a new arena in San Francisco, on some occasions roughly 60,000 people could surge into the waterfront neighborhoods south of the Bay Bridge — and city officials are exploring ways to move pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and public transit riders through the bustling area effectively. Read More