2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 11:17:19 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Treasure Island, San Francisco development plan
Treasure Island: ambitious plan for development
John King
San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
April 17, 2011

No spot in the Bay Area has the obvious development potential of Treasure Island. None has such obvious pitfalls.

The 403-acre oval in the middle of the bay boasts a uniquely captivating setting, but its soil could turn to jelly in a major earthquake. Residents would live just 1.5 miles from downtown San Francisco, but the journey by car involves the perennially sluggish Bay Bridge.

None of this deters the boosters, who tout a project that in its own way would be as ambitious as the Golden Gate International Exposition, better known as the 1939 World's Fair, for which the island was created.

The sparsely developed former Navy base, which now houses 2,300 people, would house upward of 19,000 residents in 8,000 residential units lining the west and south shores of the island; an additional 230 acres would become open space ranging from ball fields to seasonal wetlands. Ferries would offer a 13-minute commute to downtown San Francisco. A 20-acre urban agricultural park might include greenhouses and orchards.


For the entire article, see
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/17/ MNHE1IJT3A.DTL


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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