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Vote Could Permit Chase Center Signage Plans

Chase Center signage rendering

If approved by a commission on Tuesday, a measure would allow Chase Center signage to be exempt from existing regulations in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. 

The future home of the Golden State Warriors, the Chase Center is being constructed as part of a broader 11-acre redevelopment project. Some signage plans for the arena and surrounding structures–including an illuminated arena rooftop sign–are not allowed under current regulations in Mission Bay. However, a vote on Tuesday by the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure could remove the current restrictions from the Chase Center project.

The Chase Center and surrounding structures would still be bound to some operating regulations, but a vote of approval from the commission could allow several signage concepts for the project to move forward. More from The San Francisco Examiner:

[Commission executive director Nadia] Sesay recommended approval of the overall signage plan in the memo. She said that the Warriors’ arena project is “a unique development … with specific and different signage needs than other commercial / industrial land uses in the neighborhood.”

She added that the existing signage restrictions “do not adequately address the needs of the Event Center Project and need to be amended to allow for certain types of sponsorship and entertainment related signage.”

The signage plan does impose some operating regulations. The rooftop sign, which could be up to 176 feet by 200 feet, “may be illuminated by halo lighting from 10:00 a.m. until midnight.” The arena is about 135 feet tall and has 18,000 seats.

In addition to the rooftop advertising, the plan allows for six “Chase Center” advertising signs on the arena’s facade, which would also be illuminated. The largest of the facade signs could be 10 feet by 106.5 feet.

Chase Center is currently under construction in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. The Warriors are expected to move into the venue in time for the 2019-2020 NBA season, making the 2018-19 season their last at Oakland’s Oracle Arena.

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