Facing unanticipated opposition to a Warm Spring neighborhood ballpark location in Fremont, owner Lew Wolff says he’ll step back and come up with a new game plan.
Facing unanticipated opposition to a Warm Springs neighborhood ballpark location in Fremont, co-owner Lew Wolff says he’ll step back and come up with a new game plan.
After plans for a Pacific Commons multiuse development collapsed, Wolff and crew turned their sights to a location next to a new Warm Springs BART station. But neighbors objected vociferously to that proposed location, saying it was too close to an existing neighborhood and elementary school. That opposition led Wolff to decide to pull back and reevaluate — and we’re guessing the bad economy might have also played a role in that decision.
"It’s my decision what we do next," Wolff said. "I really want to have a little more time to think about our situation and discuss it with more people."
So Wolff has decided to seek another location, limiting his search to Fremont for now. But we don’t expect that limitation to sick for long: Fremont isn’t that big, and working to put a ballpark near the freeway and a BART station means the search criteria is narrow.
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