well, yeah, but continually opposing virtually big development in hoods that haven't any mid-block mid-rise, that's the currency of the sf nimby. we need to densify everywhere, to this extent.
anyway, back to the basketball stadium, we have some pretty straightforward tidbits from the latest chron article:
Ellison's loss may prove beneficial to the Warriors because the team now has access to the Oracle co-founder's extensive engineering studies done on Piers 30-32, which were provided to the port, and to thousands of pages of public documents produced last year for the environmental impact review of the America's Cup regatta that include analyses of the piers' physical condition, animal species in the water and traffic issues.
Guber and Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob say they're fully aware of the condition of the piers and will soon be putting out a bid to fix them.
that's the nice stuff, esp since the ac eir was fast-tracked.
we'll see how far it goes with this:
Even with City Hall's support, the Warriors' owners will need to convince the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission and the California State Lands Commission, which both oversee waterfront development on public land.
Winning their approval could be difficult. State law has strict "public trust" requirements for building on the waterfront that prioritizes open space, the maintenance of views of the water and maritime usage. Lewis said a basketball arena doesn't fit any of that and could easily be built farther inland.