Rejecting an appeal we didn’t expect to be successful, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has unanimously certified the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) required to move forward with the construction of venues for the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco.
The appeal was denied, with the proviso that there will be supplemental EIRs. I don’t know how much this addresses the ambiguity and structural deficiency of the EIR–perhaps they should split it into a program EIR and a project EIR for those projects that are known to-date.
Key other points that were made included that the mitigation funding was based on an expected attendee size of X, whereas later impact analysis assumed 0.2X. No resolution was reached on who will pick up the tab if mitigation funding predictions turn out to be optimistic. The ACEA voluntarily backed down on the floating jumbotron in the aquatic park, and there was much rejoicing amongst the aquatic park users.
∙ Appealing The Impact Of The America’s Cup In San Francisco [SocketSite]
∙ Comments, Responses And Revisions To The America’s Cup Draft EIR [SocketSite]
∙ Rendering Scoop: San Francisco’s Major America’s Cup Venues [SocketSite]