Praise, Skepticism For Treasure Island's 'Grand Vision' Plan

While hailed by many, some question the wisdom of building an urban village on the 400-acre island in SF Bay. But more importantly, the Treasure Island Development Authority praised the plan, as did the City's powerful environmentalists.

"The developers who hope to build on the 400-acre island unveiled a proposal with compact clusters of housing ranging from townhouses to 40-story towers that allows for more parkland....The Treasure Island Development Authority board generally praised the plan at Wednesday’s meeting, calling it progress toward a “grand vision” for the island."

However,San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Marcia Rosen "said she is concerned about ensuring those shops and restaurants serve the economically diverse community on the island â€" which will continue to include hundreds of formerly homeless and other low-income residents"

Though Treasure Island is seen as an asset for its underutilized land and phenomenal views, its isolation in the middle of the bay and costly infrastructure needed to build there pose challenges.

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