Advisory committee set for Warriors' new arena

Advisory committee set for Warriors' new arena
August 24, 2012, 1:50 am
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A 16-member Citizens Advisory Committee was established to provide community input for the construction of the Warriors' new waterfront arena on Piers 30-32, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Thursday.

Public input and review is critical to the success of building a state-of-the-art, privately-financed, multi-purpose Warriors waterfront arena that will create jobs and strengthen San Franciscos economy, Mayor Lee said. I look forward to working with the members of the Citizens Advisory Committee to develop a legacy project on our Citys waterfront that is inclusive and reflective of our diverse and world class City.

The proposal would establish a long-term lease between the Warriors and the city. The team would shoulder the estimated 100 million cost of refurbishing the piers, and privately finance the facility's construction.

Before undertaking the building of an arena that would seat 17,000-19,000 and create thousands of jobs and stimulate the local economy, the Citizens Advisory Committee has four key meetings scheduled.

Aug. 23: Overview of the CAC and Introduction on Water & Land Regulatory Use
Sept. 6: Transportation and Overview of the Embarcadero Corridor
Sept. 13: Citywide Planning and Development
Sept. 27: Neighborhood Impacts

"We intend to work with our neighbors, and with the city, to put forward the best possible project, said Warriors President and CEO Rick Welts. We recognize the importance of the location. We look forward to creating the most beautiful sports and entertainment complex in the nation, and to bringing people closer to the Bay in this beautiful waterfront location.

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