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Neighbors Rallying to Save Treasure Island's Only Chapel

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If you're a frequent reader of Curbed, you already know about the mega plans the city has for Treasure Island: 8,000 housing units, 140,000 square feet of new commercial and retail space, etc. But what the plan doesn't include is any type of religious structure. In fact, Treasure Island's only chapel, a fixture on the island since 1943, is slated to be torn down during the redevelopment. Some of the local residents don't like it. Mark Connors, president of the Good Neighbors of Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island, doesn't want to see the chapel go. "I was married there and a lot of people out here were married there," he said. "I'd like to see the building maintained as a historic site." The non-denominational chapel was built in 1943 to serve Navy families and is still used today for weddings and other events. Although city officials have said they will look into the historic aspects of the chapel, it's unfortunately still located right in the middle of the island's planned mixed-use commercial district.
· Treasure Island EIR [Curbed SF]
· Residents look to save Treasure Island's lone chapel [City Insider]
· Treasure Island: Treasure Island Chapel [SFGov]
· Save the Treasure Island Chapel [online petition]