The site has sat vacant for almost the entire eight years since the military moved out.
And now a plan recently endorsed by the COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE will allow Oakland to negotiate exclusively for a year with the Wayans brothers.
Keenen Ivory says, "We see Oakland as a sleeping giant. We want to get in early before everyone realizes how great it is."
A representative for the family says the brothers are "very, very serious" about transforming the site into a movie studio surrounded by attractions, shops and a hotel.
It is widely believed that the project will potentially restore residents' pride in the city and reduce poverty and crime.16/06/2005 21:36