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.