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Wayans brothers drop bid for Oakland movie studio

Hollywood’s Wayans brothers have dropped their bid to build a movie studio and shopping center at the former Oakland Army base over conflicts with the nearby Port of Oakland.

Wayans business partner Britten Shuford said the brothers failed to get a commitment from the city to preserve the site’s San Francisco Bay views.

The port, one of the country’s largest, plans to stack storage containers and build a dividing wall that would block views of the bay.

Oakland business officials say the Wayans’ decision to back out after long-standing negotiations over the 100-acre parcel clears the path for other proposals on developing the base, which closed in 1999.

Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums has released a list of 13 other developers interested in building on the site.


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