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Old Posted Apr 12, 2013, 11:34 PM
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They should just turn it into a huge festival, sports and park land. Imagine Burning Man back in the City. Wind yes but more excessive heat or playa dust. Seriously though I've always thought TI's density should be maximized. Parks yes, farms no. I know nothing about the proposed financing or the who has the rights to the land but if the developer can't deliver the product can city force them to hand it over to one that can? Hell why not hand it over to Chinese investors?
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2013, 1:54 AM
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Meh, I never thought the Treasure Island project was such a good idea. Building skyscrapers and 5-10k housing units mixed with "urban farms" on landfill that is relatively unhabited at the moment and trying to minimize/eliminate cars...while providing limited transportation options to/from the island? Seemed more like a pipe dream for city planning academics than anything else

Didn't seem like the brightest idea. Imo, Treasure Island should remain mostly parkland with some housing. If we want dense development, it should be in SF or Oakland
not sure which part is a bad idea. building on available land, which is currently underutilized, maximizing sustainability, or providing a mix of land uses?

there would be direct (and short!) ferry service to within walking distance of hundreds of thousands of jobs in downtown san francisco and access by bus and private automobile bypassing most of the morning rush hour at the toll plaza and macarthur maze.

the developers involved surely don't think it's a pipe dream - remember that this master plan was not created by the city planning department. it was created by a developer.
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2014, 9:43 PM
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Any news on this?
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2014, 11:38 PM
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Any news on this?
There's been some news lately about radioactive waste still buried in the soil from the island's navy days, but as far as I know there's been no news on the development since the Chinese backed out of the deal.
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There's been some news lately about radioactive waste still buried in the soil from the island's navy days, but as far as I know there's been no news on the development since the Chinese backed out of the deal.
Ok, thanks for the update.
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It seems the final legal hurdles have been overcome and this should get started late next year. A few snippets from a thorough update of the project from the SF Business Times:

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But the Treasure Island project has been mired in lawsuits — until now.

After the state Supreme Court finally punted Wednesday on a major lawsuit brought against the Treasure Island redevelopment by a group called Citizens for a Sustainable Treasure Island, led by former Supervisor Aaron Peskin.

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The city still needs to officially acquire the land from the Navy, which will happen by the start of next year now that the Navy has completed environmental cleanup there, Treasure Island director Bob Beck said.

The team of developers – including Wilson Meany and Lennar Urban – then plan to start work on the demolition and infrastructure on the former Navy site by next fall. Once it's fully completed in about two decades, the full site will include 8,000 residential units, 235,000 square feet of retail, public parks and 500 hotel rooms. One-quarter of the housing units will be affordable.

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That first phase will include the site's portion that sits on Yerba Buena Island and the part of Treasure Island that borders Clipper Cove. It will include about 500 housing units and retail space.
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This continues to progress. As foretold last Fall, the Navy has transferred ownership to the city. From the SF Business Times:

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The slow transformation of Treasure Island from a Navy base to San Francisco’s largest housing project turned a tricky corner on Friday when 290 acres traded hands from the U.S. Navy to the city.

The exchange allows for developers Lennar Urban and Wilson Meany to start building infrastructure and streets by next year and construction on the first phase of 500 housing units around Clipper Cove by 2017. Treasure Island and adjoining Yerba Buena Island will eventually have 8,000 housing units (one-quarter to be priced as affordable), retail and 300 acres of parkland.
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The Navy base closed in 1997, and the island now has about 2,000 residents and 160 commercial tenants. Land will continue to transfer from the Navy over the next seven years. The Navy will get $55 million over the next 10 years from the city and Treasure Island Community Development.

If all goes right for Lennar and Wilson Meany, over the next couple of decades (even during economic downturns, they say) the former base will be transformed. The development includes plans for houses, a hotel, shared streets and walkways, a market hall and a new ferry building. The developers must get each subphase of development approved before moving forward.
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Wow, so this must be the first addition to the city of San Francisco, since when?
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It's not an addition to the city...the city is just gaining ownership of it. Even under Navy ownership, it was part of San Francisco.
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How about an aerial tram to the ferry building? Tourists would lap it up.
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How about an aerial tram to the ferry building? Tourists would lap it up.
Or a Gondola like Roosavelt Island
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Something's finally happening:

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Construction starts on massive $6 billion Treasure Island redevelopment

Infrastructure work has begun on the $6 billion Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island redevelopment, one of the largest mixed-use projects in the Bay Area with 8,000 residential units planned.

A development partnership of Lennar Urban (NYSE: LEN), Kenwood Investments, Stockbridge Capital Group and Wilson Meany started work last week, which will include demolition of 40 existing structures, new roads, utilities and parks. The first phase will include around 2,100 residential units, up to 500 hotel rooms and 90 acres of parks, built on around 45 acres on Treasure Island's western shoreline and the 80-acre Yerba Buena Island.

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Vertical construction of new housing could begin by next year, starting with around 250 townhomes on Yuerba Buena Island, followed by 400 to 500 units in midrise buildings of four to five stories on Treasure Island, said Loke. The entire 8,000 residential units are expected to be built out over the next 10 to 15 years, depending on market demand, said Loke.
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Anyone know how many years this will exist before it's underwater?
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Anyone know how many years this will exist before it's underwater?
The Bay is a relatively easy place to keep safe from rising sea levels. Places like Miami should be more concerned
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Treasure Island development prepares to evict hundreds
BY ADAM BRINKLOW SEP 25, 2017, 8:51AM PDT

Treasure Island, the artificial land mass with some of San Francisco’s best views, will see new development over the next four years, bringing thousands of homes and related businesses to the area . . . .

The first phase will include 2,100 new homes and should be done sometime in the next two or three years, but the entire thing won’t wrap up until 2030 or so.
https://sf.curbed.com/2017/9/25/1636...pment-eviction

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Nope, not even close:

"Last year, the Business Times reported that the first phase of around 250 townhomes on Yerba Buena Island could start construction this year.

"That’s now been pushed back to 2019. The first homes could be completed by 2021, said Robert Beck, director of the Treasure Island Development Authority.

“'Infrastructure construction permits have been delayed because the developer is requesting numerous design modifications, which are being considered by various city agencies,' said Public Works spokeswoman Rachel Gordon."

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfranc...-treasure.html
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Old Posted Sep 28, 2017, 5:59 PM
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^^See post #8768 at http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...24868&page=439

"Mayor Ed Lee plans to issue an executive directive this week to speed up approvals"
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