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Wasserman still not giving up on the A’s and Pacific Commons

Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman did meet with ProLogis last week about the real estate trust’s opposition to the A’s stadium proposal on its land near the Pacific Commons Shopping Center.

Three of ProLogis’ major tenants at the shopping center – Kohl’s Lowe’s and Costco – oppose the A’s stadium proposal because it would put a stadium too close to the stores. Finding a different home for the stadium is tricky because the  farther you go from the stores, the closer you are to a protected nature area.

Wasserman said he and ProLogis talked about a couple of proposals to put the stadium a little further from the stores, one idea would be to put it closer to Interstate 880, and the other further south from the stores, which, admittedly wouldn’t have the best freeway access.

The A’s didn’t participate in the talks. Wasserman plans to meet with the A’s and ProLogis next week or next month to gauge if there is any chance the ballpark village concept can be salvaged.

Matt Artz