Foes of Warriors' Plan for S.F. Waterfront Arena Plot Challenge

If San Francisco voters can dismiss a condo complex, why not the Golden State Warriors?

By Chris Roberts
|  Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013  |  Updated 6:59 PM PDT
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Foes of Warriors' Plan for S.F. Waterfront Arena Plot Challenge

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If San Francisco voters can rise up and say, "No, thanks" to condominiums for millionaires -- why can't the city reject the Golden State Warriors?

The outcome of Tuesday's election -- when nearly two-thirds of San Francisco voters rejected a developer's plan to build 134 units of luxury condominiums along The Embarcadero -- may reverberate down the road, when city officials want to assist the Warriors in building a new arena, according to Reuters.

Mayor Ed Lee has called the waterfront arena -- to be built on crumbling piers -- his "legacy project."

On Wednesday, former Mayor Art Agnos -- part of the effort that defeated Propositions B and C -- called for Lee to relocate his legacy at Candlestick Point or near the Caltrain station at Fourth and King streets, the SF Chronicle reported.

It seems highly likely that the idea of a Warriors arena along the waterfront -- as well as retail space, a hotel, and some condominiums to be built along with it -- will go before voters, possibly at the behest of the Warriors.

Voters may have an easier time saying yes to basketball, according to Lee.

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