April 5, 2010
Let Them Eat Picnics Atop Hilltop Park
"Hilltop Park is planned at Yerba Buena Island’s highest peak, nestled within the elliptical Yerba Buena Drive, as a jewel in a low-density neighborhood [of up to 300 homes and a 50-room spa hotel] that will occupy the western chunk of the island.
The park is being designed as a destination between San Francisco and Oakland, filled with picnic facilities, overlooks, grass and yet-to-be-determined recreation facilities..."
∙ Hilltop park planned for Yerba Buena Island [San Francisco Examiner]
∙ Treasure Island: Sold To The Bidder Across The Bay For $105M (Plus)
First Published: April 5, 2010 11:00 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
That may just give me a reason to ride a future water taxi over to Treasure island. :)
Posted by: jamie at April 5, 2010 12:20 PM
How's the air quality there?
Posted by: passerby at April 5, 2010 12:53 PM
There going to need a water taxi or something else to get there, driving is terrifying getting on or off those ramps to the island.
Posted by: dr. who at April 5, 2010 12:54 PM
Sounds like a great place for the homeless to eventually take over.
Posted by: lolcat_94123 at April 5, 2010 1:03 PM
Replace 50-room spa hotel with 50-room casino and I'm there
Posted by: Rincon Hill Billy at April 5, 2010 1:18 PM
Sounds like a great place for wind lovers.
Posted by: joh at April 5, 2010 1:39 PM
Gosh what pissy comments. I think this is a terrific idea. Have you folks never been to Angel Island? Wind lover paradise, give me a break. Are all you realtors still doing so poorly that you are in bad moods?
Posted by: lark at April 5, 2010 4:03 PM
How dare you imply that I'm a realtor.
If I lived on TI, I would welcome this park. Hell, I welcome it regardless. I'm sure it'll be a nice place for a lot of folks, but it'll be an especially great place for wind lovers.
Posted by: joh at April 5, 2010 4:30 PM
It is a good idea, but without good public transit (bus, water taxi) or the inclusion of a bike/walk lane across the bay bridge this seems to be more novelty than anything else.
Posted by: badlydrawnbear at April 5, 2010 10:47 PM
@badlydrawnbear: There is already a bus service to Treasure Island. With 6000 new homes on the flat part and another 300 on Yerba Buena Island they are certainly going to need to upgrade the service (and most likely upgrade the ramps on and off the bridge) but I think that it's pretty much foregone that they will do this given the expected demographic for the new homes.
Posted by: Nick at April 6, 2010 6:51 AM