Having dismissed the 50-acre site back in 2014, the Oakland A’s have now entered into a formal negotiating agreement with Oakland’s Port Commission to explore building a new MLB stadium at Howard Terminal, to the west of Jack London Square. To negotiate something on this scale can be a complex job to do, taking a negotiation course can be beneficial by setting out strategies to help with the companies discussions.
Keep in mind that the current A’s chairman emeritus, and co-owner of the team at the time, Lew Wolff, had characterized the redevelopment of Howard Terminal as being “as close to impossible as anything” back in 2013. And redevelopment of the waterfront site would require approval from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), the State Lands Commission and other regulatory agencies.
In addition, the site is about a mile from the nearest existing BART station. But backers of the plan back in 2014 had envisioned a brand new station being added a few blocks from the terminal, along the elevated tracks above Fourth Street.
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