02 November 2006

Coliseum, BART, and other news

Oakland's City Council unanimously approved the A's lease extension at the Coliseum. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is next.

The Federal Transit Administration approved the Warm Springs BART extension's environmental impact statement. According to the article, the project is $145 million short of its funding target. Rising costs may push that figure above $200 million. WSX is still not considered viable unless the San Jose extension is also approved. The approval will allow for right-of-way acquisition and power line rerouting.

Hennepin County (MN) is proceeding with eminent domain proceedings against existing landowners at the projected downtown Minneapolis ballpark site.

St. Louis and the Cards unveiled its vision of the Ballpark Village to be built next to the new Busch Stadium.