Proposed Oakland A's Ballpark and Mixed-Use Development is One Step Closer to Reality
Oakland City officials gave the thumbs up to a 3,500-page environmental impact report allowing for the Oakland A's Ballpark project to move one step closer to breaking ground. The Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal would be home to the Major League Baseball team's new waterfront sports arena and mixed-use development once it is green-lit.
The report moved the development a step forward in helping to quell detractors' arguments against the project. A coalition called the East Oakland Stadium Alliance has long opposed the ballpark and has raised environmental concerns in, "regard to health, safety, traffic air quality, and toxic remediation," as major sticking points.
“Tonight’s Planning Commission recommendation to send the Final Environmental Impact Report onto the City Council for certification is a huge win for our entire region and puts Oakland one step closer to building a landmark waterfront ballpark district with the highest environmental standards,” Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a statement.
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