Oakland A’s ballpark plan faces crucial test at Bay Area commission hearing

OAKLAND — A Bay Area commission will make an all-or-nothing decision Thursday on the Oakland A’s dreams of a new waterfront ballpark and luxury housing at the Howard Terminal, the latest hurdle for a development that’s nowhere near figured out.

If the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission decides the terminal land can’t fit the 56-acre development, the team’s $12 billion proposal to build a 35,000-seat stadium and a surrounding village of 3,000 housing units, office space, retail, hotel rooms and public parks can’t move forward.

Alternatively, if the commission signs off on the development, A’s team officials are on a tight self-imposed deadline to ink a deal with

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