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This Thursday, San Francisco's Planning Commission is expected to approve one of the most anticipated developments in the city's history: the reconstruction of the former naval base on Treasure Island into living space for 19,000 residents.

John King looks at the challenges facing the Treasure Island development, which was constructed in 1937 for the upcoming World's Fair and eyed as a potential new airport for the area:

"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."

Full Story: Treasure Island: ambitious plan for development


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