Residents to rally over Cow Palace

February 28, 2008 9:40:48 AM PST
Residents of the Bayshore neighborhood in Daly City will meet Thursday to rally support for a state senate bill allowing the city to buy the state-owned Cow Palace and develop a supermarket on the site, according to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.State Sen. Leland Yee introduced legislation Friday allowing the city to purchase the indoor arena. Senate Bill 1527 will allow the state director of general services to sell the Cow Palace, at fair market value, to Daly City. The arena is located on 68 acres of property within the city limits, near the border of San Francisco. Community members will meet with Yee to build support for the bill, as well as for the idea of a supermarket built on the location, according to the association. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Bayshore Community Center. Built in 1941, the structure has not been adequately maintained, and is not compliant with requirements for seismic safety as well as for the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to Yee's office. It has also been cause for community concern in the past years with illegal gun and drug sales being conducted on the premises.