clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Treasure Island Seeks Higher Ground to Avoid Rising Sea

New, 10 comments

Treasure Island's future ecotopia is going to have to face up to the harsh possibility of rising sea levels due to global climate change. The sea level could rise by up to 3 feet over the next 70 years, but combined with high tide and storms, things won't look pretty for the superlow, superflat square of land— or, for that matter, the island's planned 6,000 units of housing. At the moment, says developer Wilson Meany Sullivan (and partner Lennar), the plan is to deposit fill beneath future developments to raise them up, rather than surrounding the island with levees. Ultimately, though, it'll be up to the Board of Supes to decide how to keep the manmade island from perpetual flooding. Expect digging and stuff to begin by late 2010.
· Treasure Island to be protected from rising seas [SF Examiner]
· Barack Obama May Be Treasure Island's Only Hope [Curbed SF]
· Treasure Island Revamp: A View From The Street [Curbed SF]
· Treasure Island Utopia Meets Real-World Bureaucracy [Curbed SF]