Lucas Film Center Finds Resistance

Tuesday, October 3rd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A film center that ``Star Wars'' director George Lucas is planning for the former Presidio military post is running into resistance from the National Park Service.

Lucasfilm's Digital Arts Center is too big and too modern for the 224-year-old former base, and may not conform to federal laws intended to preserve historic areas, said Park Service regional head John Reynolds.

The $250 million center is the first major project in the Presidio since it was put in civilian hands six years ago. The plans for the film center include a ring of Greek columns, an artificial stream, a dining area and two water walls.

Jim Meadows, president of the nonprofit organization that governs most of the Presidio, said some modifications will be made, but the idea will not be scrapped.