Regional commission provides key regulatory ruling for A’s stadium and development
Removal of Port Priority Use allows proposed ballpark project to move forward
Oakland, CA — July 1, 2022: Thursday afternoon, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) voted to remove the Port of Oakland’s Howard property from Port Priority Use. This is a major step in the process for the proposed development of the Howard property as a baseball stadium, along with retail, office space, housing, parks, significant open space, and more public access to the waterfront that combined will deliver thousands of jobs.
“We appreciate the thoughtful and careful consideration by BCDC commissioners regarding the Howard property,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan. “Their vote clears the path for the ballpark development project to move forward to the next round of approval processes; it also allows the City of Oakland and the A’s to have more detailed discussions on the potential benefits of the proposed stadium project.”
Final approval of the proposed ballpark project will require numerous other approvals, including the City of Oakland, Port of Oakland, and various state agencies.
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