CA Appeals Court upholds EIR to build Warriors arena in San Francisco

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A California Court of Appeals has concluded that, "there is no merit to plaintiffs' objections to the sufficiency of the city's environmental analysis and its approval of the proposed project."

The legal challenge was to block the Golden State Warriors from building a new stadium in San Francisco at 3rd and 16th streets.

Opponents to the Golden State Warriors Arena argued that the environmental impact report was flawed. The courts says that is not the case.

The Mission Bay Alliance, a coalition of UCSF stakeholders, donors, physicians and staff oppose the Warriors 18,000 seat arena, which will be built near the UCSF Mission Bay Campus.

A lower court in July upheld the environmental impact report, clearing the way for construction of the massive venue.

These two rulings are an important victory not only for the Warriors organization, but for the San Francisco as well. The mayor and the supervisors and UCSF have already endorsed the project.

The alliance have filed a lawsuit claiming the arena would have a devastating impact on traffic and the environment.

Read the full ruling here.

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