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Re: “Oakland A's Now Focused on Warm Springs Site

to SSJ: I only posted because you said "No one in Warm Springs wants the ball park to be in the WS area", and you also said "No one sane on earth will accept the idea of building a stadium in a quit residential area". Does that sound like you are speaking on behalf of myself, a resident of both Warm Springs and the planet earth.

seriously though, there's no need to get personal and tell me I don't care just because we happen to disagree. Just like you NIMBY folks, I care about making Fremont/ WS a better place to live. We just happen to disagree on whether the ballpark is going to be good for the city.

My main concern is if WS bart area don't have a catalyst for development, it'll become another giant parking lot for the South Bay commuter folks (which definitely doesn't help Warm Springs), or another crappy KB Homes development a la Cascades at Scotts Creek (even worse than the parking lot alternative).

Posted by Jack C on 02/04/2009 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Oakland A's Now Focused on Warm Springs Site

SSJ, you do not speak for all warm spring residents.

I'm a warm springs home owner, and I'm excited to have the ballpark come to the new Warm Springs bart station. These NIMBY folks just want a big piece of public land sit empty so they can enjoy their quiet. Currently, there's NOTHING in the Grimmer / Warm Springs blvd intersection except empty land, half empty office buildings, and commercial storage (think ware house, public storage, and even a freaking dirt land for RC enthusiasts to fly their helicopters). Besides, if we don't develop this land, it's just going to become a giant parking lot for BART commuters from south bay once the Warm Springs station opens.

This is not an efficient use of the land in Fremont. We should bring the ballpark here and use it as a catalyst to encourage developers to use this land effectively (restaurants, pubs, shopping).

go to Google street view, and see for yourself how desolate this area really is.


Posted by Jack C on 02/04/2009 at 10:54 AM

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