Development is almost always controversial in San Francisco. On Treasure Island, where environmental contamination issues abound, disagreements over the adequacy of the project's Environmental Impact Report have caused considerable delays. Finally, after years of wrangling and a series of appeals, a state court has ruled that the EIR approved by San Francisco officials back in 2011 is sufficient. At the end of last month, approvals were also granted for the transfer of Yerba Buena Island and the eastern portion of Treasure Island from the U.S. Navy to the city. When all is said and done, Treasure Island will feature 8,000 new homes and 300 acres of green space. The decisions clear the way for development to continue, assuming nobody decides to block the whole process with, say, a ballot measure.
· State court rules in favor of Treasure Island developers, hurdle cleared for 8,000 homes [SF Biz Journal]
· SF supervisors approve Treasure Island transfers [SF Gate]
· Treasure Island coverage [Curbed SF]