George Lucas museum site at San Francisco's Presidio park is nixed

George Lucas' hunt for a site for his "world-class museum for the future" recently took another turn after a trust for a highly coveted parkland in San Francisco nixed the proposal, offering an alternative location instead.

The Presidio Trust rejected a site across from Crissy Field and instead have offered a spot near Lucas' Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco.

The planned 95,000-square-foot museum is designed to house Lucas' collection of Hollywood collectibles, Americana art and Norman Rockwell pieces, among others, that are valued at an estimated $1 billion combined.

After the land trust turned down the original site proposal, a spokesman for Lucas told the San Francisco Chronicle that they will now entertain offers from other cities for the collection.

The board of the Presidio Trust believes the new location would be a better home for the museum. The location is west of the old Letterman Hospital building, an area where Lucas established some corporate offices.

Despite the change in location, Nancy Hellman Bechtle, president of the Presidio Trust's board of directors, told the Chronicle that "we really want him to stay in the Presidio."


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