August 9, 2010
Speak Now Or Write Later: Treasure/Yerba Buena Island EIR Hearing
In a special session this Thursday (8/12) at 10 in the morning, the San Francisco Planning Commission and Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA) will hold a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed redevelopment of Treasure and Yerba Buena Island over the next 20 years.
If you can’t make the hearing but have something to say, written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department’s offices until the close of business on 8/26/10.
∙ The (SOM) Master Plan For San Francisco’s Treasure Island [SocketSite]
∙ Treasure/Yerba Buena Island Redevelopment EIR Hearing: 8/12/10 [sf-planning.org]
First Published: August 9, 2010 8:45 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Needed: Bike lanes from the new bike lane on the Bridge to TI. Ferry landing to the East Bay as well. Don't know what the non-farm fields are in pic. Further transit push so this development doesn't end up being an island unto itself. Well you know what I mean. Let's just make sure it's not car centric.
Posted by: Invented at August 9, 2010 10:54 AM
I just don't see any of this being built. What about the current residents of TI?
I have a special interest in TI as the rugby club I play for have a full sized, regulation pitch as well as a clubhouse with changing rooms, showers, gym and a clubhouse with a full bar. Do the powers that be think that we're just going to walk away after putting in the thousands of man hours it took to rehab the old comissary?
We've hosted two national club championships as well as the national club 7's championship. We've hosted club sides and all-star teams from around the world.
Posted by: Fishchum at August 9, 2010 11:56 AM
Could we please not bring in some corporate box solution just because it's LEED certified. I'm so bored with this plan, as well as Hunter's Point...
Posted by: JPH at August 9, 2010 1:45 PM
I am so against this plan for many reasons. Have they considered at all the future rising tide issue?
For many, including SOM architects and others, it seems to be all about greed and making money. Why not just turn this into a wonderful public park for all the bay area...? No housing, no commercial, just a wonderful, open space to enjoy the bay and city from.
Posted by: SDR at August 9, 2010 4:02 PM
This could be organic farming by lot for urban dwellers, as in
"I have an city certified organic food plot on treasure island."
Organic food grown for use by SFUSD
and SF General Hospital and the the county jail.
Prisoner gardeners locked up on island with no way out... they grow pot for city run pot pharmacias, the pot would be (profit contained and growth controlled) from seed to smoke by government.. profits subsidize the over run pharmacy at SF general hospital.
How many "luxury" condominums do we really need?
How about big solar farm sweat equity in exchange for kilowatts.
Open to all residents.
Sunny skies... and rising tides...
Posted by: Kathleen at August 9, 2010 8:47 PM
I can't believe they are actually going to build on this land.
We need empty lots! Let ordinary voters wander around sprinkling wild flower seeds. That way, when the waters rise, all that will disappear is a bunch of california poppies.
Posted by: lark at August 9, 2010 9:30 PM
So explain to me how farming on a scrap of land that is close to the city center with its large population and jobs center is more efficient than living on said land and farming out in the sticks where land is plentiful and people are not?
Doesn't that idea compound the problem of people having to commute great distances to work? (Hint: yes).
Posted by: Jimmy (No Longer Bitter) at August 10, 2010 2:40 PM