And that’s how the drive for a downtown Oakland ballpark ends – with a whimper.
The Trib’s Angela Woodall reports that as a result of redevelopment cuts, the Victory Court ballpark site is now officially dead. We called it before the New Year, so it’s no surprise. But wait, weren’t there two sites near Jack London Square?
JLS North was dropped quickly. Perhaps it was too expensive to acquire. Or maybe there weren’t enough business interests pushing for the site. Whatever the reasoning was, it wasn’t disclosed. Now Victory Court has also gone quietly into the night with little explanation by those who pushed for it.
Let’s step back through memory lane on Victory Court. Our time writing about it, your time reading about it, gone forever:
- Oakland FD Training Site [4/13/09]
- I called it! [12/8/09]
- Navigator Called It! (Or Victory Court: An Overview) [12/14/09]
- Questions without answers [4/26/10]
- Oakland’s report and what it means [4/29/10]
- Liveblog from the Oakland community meeting 5/1 [5/1/10]
- Not so breaking news (EIR) [11/16/10]
- Oakland Planning Commission Session 12/1 [12/1/10]
- Put up or… [12/10/10]
- A Cup of Joe with the Georges [12/13/10]
- What’s next for Oakland? [12/22/10]
- Quan talks tough as cities race [2/7/11]
- News for 3/14/11 (hiring of negotiator Paul Jacobs)
- Waiting for the Victory Court EIR [4/14/11]
- What we know about Oakland [9/30/11]
- Retreat! [12/10/11]
- It’s a bargain, I swear [12/14/11]
- Oakland focuses on EB-5 funding to replace redevelopment funding [1/8/12]
I guess it’s Coliseum City or bust. Or something.