SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The stewards of national park land at the base of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge rejected a museum proposal by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas.
The Presidio Trust’s seven-member board voted unanimously on Monday against Lucas’ plan and two others that were under consideration for an 8-acre site overlooking San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The site has been leased to a sports retailer, the Sports Basement, since 2004.
The trust, however, said it would work with Lucas to find another site for his museum within the park.
“We simply do not believe any of the projects would be right for this location,” board Chairwoman Nancy Hellman Bechtle said at a news conference. “We didn’t think any of them quite hit the mark.”
Lucas wants a showcase for his collection of popular art, including illustrations by Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, and he had pledged $700 million to build and endow the museum.