A lawsuit filed Monday against The City over massive redevelopment plans for Treasure Island calls for the project’s voluminous environmental impact report to be redone. Opponents contend it doesn’t fully describe the scope of the project or its impact on Bay Bridge traffic. Read More
The condition of a young Irishman who suffered major head trauma during a Gaelic football match on Treasure Island on Saturday is improving, but remains critical, hospital officials said Wednesday.
Police are investigating the off-the-ball incident during the second half of the football match that resulted in 22-year-old Mark McGovern, of Ireland, hospitalized in a coma at San Francisco General Hospital. Read More
When San Francisco turns a corner, it usually means it’s headed straight into a brick wall.But lately, some controlling forces have taken hold that have helped The City bypass its normal route, resulting in real progress for a place that in recent years has seen reason to take a retreat. Read More
Nearly two decades in the making, a massive plan to redevelop Treasure Island was unanimously approved Tuesday amid concerns over traffic impacts and the loss of hundreds of below-market rate units. Read More
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is set to decide on an appeal to plans for the massive redevelopment of Treasure Island on Tuesday, as opponents are expected to come out in droves against increased traffic created by a new population in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Read More
Keeping San Francisco from becoming a forest of skyscrapers once dominated conversations about development in The City. Opposition to such “Manhattanization” was a platform that environmentalists, neighborhood groups and outright foes of development used to block construction projects.But times have changed. Read More
It seems hard to believe that after a dozen tortuous years of paperwork, hearings and compromises, nobody except a few ultrapurist ecology groups and some Telegraph Hill residents fronted by former Supervisor Aaron Peskin noticed the $5.8 billion, 8,000-home Treasure Island development had an environmental impact report that was, in their words, “inadequate and incomplete.” Read More
When it was created as an international showcase, Treasure Island was supposed to be a site of big dreams.
But so many grand ideas have been floated and faded since it opened for the 1939 World’s Fair, the manmade island in the middle of the Bay has been anything but a treasure. Read More
The massive redevelopment plan for Treasure Island briefly moved forward Wednesday, but then suffered a new setback as a coalition of environmentalists and critics slammed the brakes on a project already more than a decade in the making.
Earlier in the day, the Budget and Finance Subcommittee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the project’s financial plan for consideration by the full board Tuesday. Read More
The Sierra Club announced Wednesday it will put forth an appeal to against plans for the massive redevelopment of Treasure Island.
The environmental group, along with former San Francisco Board of Supervisors president Aaron Peskin said in a release that a publicly circulated draft of the project’s environmental impact report failed to describe the project in full detail and wasn’t sufficiently “stable” or “finite,” under the terms of the California Environmental Quality Act. Read More