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23 July 2007

Wolff preso at 7/24 City Council session

Lew and Keith Wolff will provide an update on the Cisco Field project during a work session prior to the regular city council meeting next Tuesday night. The one hour work session is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and the A's are the only item on that session's agenda. There will be a public comment period. The regular city council session is scheduled for 7, as usual.

Will they file the long-awaited application? Answer some of the questions brought up by Gus Morrison? If you can't be there, you always have the live webcast.
Update: The 7 p.m. session will not be a normal council session. It will be a Redevelopment Agency meeting. The 5:30 p.m. session will combine the regular council meeting and the ballpark work session. Attendees are encouraged to arrived at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

ML,

How do you know there's one hour work session with City Council and the A's?

If Wolff Files on next Tuesday Night will it be 2011? It look like it is very long time.

Marine Layer said...

I received advance notice. Something official should be on the city's website tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

You go advance notice from the city?

Marine Layer said...

Not quite. I really can't say more.

Anonymous said...

ML,
Curious...does it cost the A's anything to file an application for development in Fremont? And if they did file next Tuesday, when do you foresee groundbreaking on Cisco Field?

Marine Layer said...

There's a cost associated with filing a dev app, but it can vary. FWIW the A's dropped $500K off at City Hall to cover the EIR and other expenses when they filed a dev app for one of the purchased properties.

18-24 months from when the dev app is filed is a reasonable estimate.

Georob said...

18-24 months until groundbreaking? You mean we have to put up with the Oakland naysayers and the "eternal optimists" from San Jose for two more years?

Anonymous said...

Ml,

The groundbreaking on Cisco Field will be 1-10 years.

Do you know when will they opened? Since has alot of delayed

Anonymous said...

Ml,

The Fremont website say the normal council session start 7 p.m.

Why do we have to 15 minutes prior to the start of the session?

Is alot of people going there?

Last time Lew Wolff Presented Ballpark Village Project, Less people went to the Council Meeting and files Economic Impact Report.

Marine Layer said...

They're expecting a large turnout. There was a standing room only crowd for the economic impact report release. I expect no less this time.

Anonymous said...

I believe it is the City not the A's that determine when any development application is submitted. That is as it should be.

Anonymous said...

The faster the A's submitted development application the faster we construction the Ballpark.

Zonis said...

Um... I believe it is the A's who decide when they are ready to ask if they can start building, not the city that decides the A's are ready to ask if they can start building....

FC said...

Lew Wolff was on with Kuiper and Fosse @ tonight's A's/Angels game. He said the development application will be filed in a couple of months.

Assuming the application gets filed by October, you'd be looking at 3 1/2 years to get the project approved and built in order to have the park ready for Opening Day 2011. It's looking more and more like 2012.

Anonymous said...

If Lew Wolff has control of all the necessary parcels at Pacific Commons, why does he have to wait "a couple of months" to file the development application? Doesn't make any sense. Opening day at Cisco Field in 2012?? He might as well wait another 5 years for AT&T Park to be paid off in 2017, then make another bid for downtown San Jose/Santa Clara County.

Marine Layer said...

3.5 years is a pretty comfortable margin, litigation notwithstanding. The land's already cleared and ready to go. No demo required. If this drags into the beginning of 2008 then it starts to get tight.

It's silly to keep saying "two months away." You start to lose credibility after awhile. At the same time, I know that the team's PR machine is grinding, an indication that they're pretty close.

Anonymous said...

Oakland A's won't stay in Fremont very long. In 30 years, Oakland A's will move somewhere else. Just like like Oakland A's moving to Fremont. And maybe Cisco Field moving to San Jose.

Anonymous said...

ML,

I think Today it's a big News. I Saw ABC 7 News today on TV. Keith Wolff said the a's will play in Fremont in 4 Years. I think this time there will be News Reporter.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=athletics&id=5505770

Jeff said...

Just what drugs are these San Jose supporters on?

First we have someone suggesting that the A's wait 5 years for ATT Park's debt to be gone so they can start all over and renegotiate territorial rights. Great! that oughta keep us in the Coliseum until about 2020!

Then someone else just happens to think that 30 years is a "short time" and that then Cisco Field will "move to San Jose"

MOVE A STADIUM? Like a mobile home? Geesh!

anon-a-mouse said...

Jeff, the anon who recently joined us and wrote that appears to be learning English as a second language (at least that's my hope). If so, we should cut him/her some slack even though attempting to read those posts can be tiresome. I'm pretty sure they didn't mean we'd move the whole stadium but I guess you can never be too sure.

Anonymous said...

After 30 Years, Soon Oakland A's won't be in Fremont No more. There will move to San Jose. From Old Stadium to New Stadium. You have to Wait.

Anonymous said...

Dead thread. What was the official date that was thrown out there?