Locals thought the chances of a movie museum created and funded by filmmaker George Lucas ending up in San Francisco were nil after Lucas was rejected for a spot in the Presidio, his preferred location. He then took his plans to Chicago, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel had wooed him for a prime lakefront location. Now Chicago’s bid is caught up in local political wrangling, and San Francisco might have a chance again.
Lucas has reportedly met with Mayor Ed Lee about putting his museum on Treasure Island, facing downtown. The Chronicle notes “One thing Lee has going for him: There are far fewer regulatory hurdles to clear than there were at the Presidio.” Los Angeles might also make a play to host the project.