The San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved plans for the Golden State Warriors Mission Bay arena yesterday. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that this is the final major approval the team needed from the Planning Commission as they move toward a $1 billion arena on a site south of the Bay Bridge. The measure represents the Warriors' second victory this week, as they also received approval for environmental impact plans for the project. This doesn't mean that it will be completely smooth sailing for the effort. The Mission Bay Alliance, a group of detractors, told Chronicle reporters that they will be appealing the project to the Board of Supervisors. As we reported on Wednesday, the group is also considering an appeal of the environmental report.
Planning Commissioner Kathrin Moore has been critical of the arena's design in the past, but she was singing the praises of it in a Chronicle report, saying: "It's place-making in a major way—something that is sorely missing in (Mission Bay's) vast office buildings."
The project includes the arena, two office buildings, transportation improvement, and green space and plazas.
· Warriors' Mission Bay arena gets S.F. Planning Commission's OK [SFGate]
· Warriors' Mission Bay arena gets S.F. Planning Commission's OK [Curbed SF]
· Previous Coverage of the Warriors Arena [Curbed SF]