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San Francisco offers George Lucas a museum site

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 30, 2014 at 8:13 am •  Published: May 30, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee is offering George Lucas a spot on the city's scenic waterfront for the future home of the Star Wars creator's lifetime collection of art and movie memorabilia.

In a letter sent to Lucas on Thursday, Lee proposes building the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum on a 2.3-acre site known as Seawall Lot 330, which is owned by the Port of San Francisco and is situated along the Embarcadero, south of the Bay Bridge and north of the AT&T Park stadium. The letter was shared with the Associated Press by Lee's spokeswoman Christine Falvey.

"On behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, I write to propose an extraordinary location along our City's waterfront as the iconic new home for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum," Lee wrote.

"Seawall Lot 330 sits across from Piers 30-32, which, should you be interested, offers a unique opportunity to partner with the City and Port to transform crumbling piers and parking lots into complementary new waterfront educational and public open space."

In a handwritten message at the bottom of the letter, Lee added: "George — thank you for your utmost consideration. You know we enthusiastically support your project and our history!"

Earlier this year, the Presidio Trust rejected Lucas' proposal to open the museum on park land at the base of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, but it then offered him another location near the home of Lucasfilm's special-effects, game unit and corporate offices. Lucas is considering that offer.

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