courtesy renderingGeorge Lucas’ proposed art museum is among candidates vying for space in the Presidio.

courtesy renderingGeorge Lucas’ proposed art museum is among candidates vying for space in the Presidio.

National Park Service tells Presidio Trust to hold off for years on project

Any decisions about the proposals for the former commissary site in the Presidio, including a plan by filmmaker George Lucas to build a museum, already have been delayed for months, but now the National Park Service is calling for a moratorium of several years on the decision for what could be built across from Crissy Field.

“We must again express our strong recommendation, echoed by many others, that the Trust defer any decision for several years to allow the site to develop a more comprehensive, thoughtful, integrated and planned manner,” Golden Gate National Recreation Area General Superintendent Frank Dean wrote in the Dec. 12 letter to the Presidio Trust.

The project has caused a dust-up about what the site, which is currently a Sports Basement store, should become.

Lucas, who wants to build a museum for his personal art collection, is up against two other projects, including The Presidio Exchange, backed by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

The Presidio Trust has raised issues about all three projects, including the footprint of The Bridge/Sustainability Institute’s project, the uses that The Presidio Exchange proposed and the architecture of the building for the Lucas museum.

Dean’s letter specifically mentions Lucas’ project, saying that the museum’s offerings could be located anywhere.Bay Area NewsPresidio of San FranciscoPresidio TrustU.S. Department of the Interior

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

A San Francisco Unified School District program that gave would-be teachers extra training in the classroom has lost a key partner. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/2019 S.F. Examiner)</ins>
USF ends partnership with SFUSD in teacher residency program

District launched training effort to improve low retention rates for new hires

The Rev. Norman Fong of the Chinatown Community Development Center joined San Francisco city leaders and community partners in a “Campaign for Solidarity” at Civic Center Plaza on Saturday, Apr 17, 2021. (CraigLee/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
City launches ‘Campaign for Solidarity’ to combat racial violence

Mayor London Breed, the city’s Human Rights Commission and community leaders launched… Continue reading

It’s time to break the code of silence and end the stigmatism against infertility, which is fairly common. <ins>(Shuttterstock)</ins>
Struggles with infertility are common

We all can support friends, ask legislators to mandate sppropriate insurance

Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs spoke to San Francisco’s new Guaranteed Income Advisory Group on April 16. (Courtesy SFGOV)
City launches task force to explore Universal Basic Income programs

San Francisco on Friday launched a guaranteed income task force that could… Continue reading

Muni’s K-Ingleside line will return six months earlier than previously announced. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
K-Ingleside train to return on May 15

Announcement comes on the heels of pressure from Supervisor Myrna Melgar

Most Read