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Old June 10th, 2011, 07:34 PM   #21
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The height of the tallest tower will now be shorter than originally proposed.

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Old June 15th, 2011, 11:21 PM   #24
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Treasure Island Plan Gets Final Approval From Board Of Supes

by Bay City News
June 14, 2011 9:15 PM

A plan to transform San Francisco's Treasure Island got final approval from the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

The board voted unanimously in favor of the $1.5 billion project, a week after a long meeting in which the supervisors considered--and eventually rejected--an appeal of the environmental review of the proposal.

Over the next two decades, developers plan to add up to 8,000 residential units, up to 140,000 square feet of commercial space and as much as 100,000 square feet of new office space to the island, as well as new and upgraded roads and infrastructure, including a new ferry terminal.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 03:00 AM   #25
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Nice, the future residents there will surely have an amazing view.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 04:12 AM   #26
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wow, this is one of the coolest projects I have ever seen!
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Old June 24th, 2011, 05:41 PM   #27
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Parkmerced & Treasure Island Approved

June 10, 2011 (San Francisco, CA) –- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s master plans for Parkmerced and Treasure Island, two projects that will play a significant role in shaping the future of San Francisco’s economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Both plans share an ethos of social equity, environmental responsibility, and the integration of advanced, sustainable urban transportation strategies. Combined, these two master plans will provide 16,000 new dwellings over the next 20 years.

SOM’s master plan to re-envision San Francisco’s Parkmerced neighborhood represents an unparalleled opportunity to incrementally transform an outmoded, automobile-dependent neighborhood into an international example of sustainability. SOM’s vision for Parkmerced reverses the consumptive, 1940s development strategies that were employed in the neighborhood’s making. When complete, energy and water consumption per dwelling will be reduced by 40%. Car trips per dwelling will be reduced by 50%, resulting in the elimination of over 9 million miles driven in San Francisco per year. The development will create no additional impact on San Francisco’s grid while tripling density and contributing to the ecology of nearby open spaces including Lake Merced. The Parkmerced master plan also involves important improvements to Muni infrastructure.

SOM’s master plan for Treasure Island, unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, regenerates the social, economic, and natural environment of a man-made, 404-acre island in the heart of the bay. Built in 1939, the island served as a Naval base until 1995. SOM's master plan proposes three compact neighborhoods centered around a mixed-use hub and ferry terminal. The organization of fine-grained, inter-connected neighborhoods encourages walking, bicycling, and public transit use, helping to reduce vehicular traffic and fuel consumption. Only 25% of the island will be developed with the remaining land reserved for parks, public art programs, recreational areas, wetlands, an organic farm, and natural habitats.
SOM is pleased that the Treasure Island and Parkmerced master plans have been positively received by the City of San Francisco. As Mayor Lee explains in his recent statement, "The smart development plans for Treasure Island and Parkmerced provide benefits for all current and future residents of San Francisco — creating jobs, much needed housing, parks and open space, enhanced transit and growth of communities in our City’s storied neighborhoods. Treasure Island and Parkmerced create hope for families who want to stay in San Francisco and will be a boost to our City’s long-term financial health."
About Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban-planning firms in the world, with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of specialized technologies, new processes and innovative ideas, many of which have had a palpable and lasting impact on the design profession and the physical environment. The firm’s longstanding leadership in design and building technology has been honored with more than 1400 awards for quality, innovation, and management. The American Institute of Architects has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award—in 1962 and again in 1996. The firm maintains offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Brussels, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Mumbai.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 04:34 PM   #28
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Treasure Island Reclamation Project



Colin M Day, White Walls resident filmmaker, takes a look at the history, and future, of Treasure Island with street artist D Young V. They talk about all sorts of good stuff: building the island out of earthquake rubble, the World's Fair, its naval history, and even its gentrification. Yes, white yuppie tech workers can even gentrify a place with two convenience stores and almost no residents. Go figure.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 04:59 PM   #29
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Treasure Island Music Festival 2011 Lineup Announced



The Treasure Island Music Festival returns to the eponymous island again this fall for an impressive two-day lineup of electronic and rock music on October 15th and 16th. Saturday, which tends to lean towards the electronic/techno side, brings in dance-y headliners Cut Copy and Chromeo, while Sunday's more rock-focused lineup gives Death Cab for Cutie top of the billing. Rounding out Saturday's supporting acts are Empire of the Sun (a standout act at last year's Outside Lands), math-rockers Battles, a reunion set from electropunks Death From Above 1979 (!), Aloe Blacc, Flying Lotus, Yacht and Geographer. Local favorites Thee Oh Sees and Weekend join Stephen Malkmus, The Hold Steady, Beach House and Explosions in the Sky to round out the Sunday lineup.

Here's the full lineup:

Saturday, October 15th

Empire of the Sun
Cut Copy
Death From Above 1979
Chromeo
Dizzee Rascal
Flying Lotus
Buraka Som Sistema
Battles
The Naked & Famous
YACHT
Shabazz Palaces
Aloe Blacc
Geographer

Sunday, October 16th

Death Cab For Cutie
Explosions in the Sky
Beach House
The Hold Steady
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Friendly Fires
St. Vincent
The Head and The Heart
Wild Beasts
Warpaint
The Antlers
Thee Oh Sees
Weekend
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Old August 16th, 2011, 09:02 AM   #30
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nice development....
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Old October 13th, 2011, 12:59 PM   #31
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looks quite awesome...one big question will be traffic. the bay bridge is already extremely clogged....will this be the only way to get to the island by car?
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Old October 13th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #32
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I believe a ferry service would be in the works too.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #33
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I think this is where they should put Star Fleet Academy.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 07:35 AM   #34
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I think this is where they should put Star Fleet Academy.
Can't. It's at Ft. Baker:


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as you can see:


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Old April 9th, 2012, 08:18 AM   #35
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Well, just in case they don't want to move Fort Baker, Treasure Island would be a good alternative.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 07:34 AM   #36
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Updated June 25, 2012, 11:27 p.m. ET
Chinese Target U.S. Homes
State Bank in Talks to Provide Lennar $1.7 Billion for Two Long-Stalled Projects

By DINNY MCMAHON and ROBBIE WHELAN

Lennar Corp.,one of the U.S.'s largest home builders, is in talks with the China Development Bank for approximately $1.7 billion in capital to jump-start two long-delayed San Francisco projects that would transform two former naval bases into large-scale housing developments, according to people familiar with the discussions.

The negotiations aren't final and the financing arrangement could still fall through. But if completed, the deal would reflect a changing dynamic between the U.S. and Chinese economies, as an American company turns to China for help funding a long-delayed and partially publicly funded project that otherwise wouldn't get done.

The developments, Treasure Island and Hunters Point Shipyard, also have the potential to alter San Francisco's housing market by providing nearly 20,000 new homes, a sports arena and millions of square feet of office and retail space in a market that is land-constrained and has had limited new construction. The city has committed hundreds of millions of dollars, in the form of tax-increment bonds, to the projects, which in total are expected to cost $10.5 billion over the next few decades.

In recent years, Chinese state money—in large part provided by CDB and its counterpart the Export-Import Bank of China—has been pivotal in funding major infrastructure and resource projects around the world, but the bulk of that activity has been in developing countries in Africa, South America and Asia . . . .

The CDB and the Lennar partnership have been in discussions to include China Railway Construction Corp., a state-run contractor, in the development of Treasure Island and Hunters Point, according to people familiar with the matter. While it is unclear what CRCC's role would be, the company could serve as an adviser or in an consulting role, or could possibly even invest in a local construction company that employs U.S. workers, these people said . . . .

CDB is one of three banks that are explicitly tasked with meeting policy goals of the Chinese government. While CDB's primary mandate is to support China's domestic development, with foreign currency-denominated lending accounting for only 21% of outstanding loans at the end of 2011, it is also tasked with supporting the development of China's interests overseas.

With Beijing traditionally having kept tight control over foreign exchange, CDB—and to a lesser extent the Export-Import Bank of China, a fellow policy bank—have dominated the funding of overseas projects and investments of Chinese firms.

According to a report earlier this year from the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington-based think tank, CDB accounts for 82% of publicly disclosed lending to Latin America by Chinese banks since 2005.

The potential deal pales in size to the $20 billion loans CDB made to Venezuela in 2010 and the $25 billion it agreed to lend to Russian oil producer Rosneft and Russian pipeline firm Transneft in 2009.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 01:53 AM   #37
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Don't underestimate the Sierra Club. They hindered the new Stillwater Bridge between Wisconsin and Minnesota for many years causing the bridge to increase in size and budget many times over. It took an act of Congress this year to approve it with the President then having to sign off. The Sierra Club almost brought down this design with its lawsuit as it did the last design.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:41 AM   #38
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China Development Bank approves $1.7B loan for Hunters Point, Treasure Island
San Francisco Business Times by J.K. Dineen, Reporter
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 3:40pm PST - Last Modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 4:59pm PST

The loan committee of the China Development Bank has approved a $1.7 billion loan to build new neighborhoods and upward of 20,000 units of housing on the Hunters Point Shipyard, Candlestick Point and Treasure Island.

The agreement, confirmed by sources familiar with the negotiations, is a crucial step in longstanding plans to build new neighborhoods on the two mothballed San Francisco military facilities, which represent San Francisco's largest development opportunities.

The loan will provide $1 billion for Hunters Point Shipyard, where the first 1,400 homes could be under construction by the first quarter of next year. Treasure Island, which is at least a year behind the Hunters Point project, will get $700 million . . . .

While the deal is not complete, both sides have incentives to wrap it up before Dec. 31 in order to avoid the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which starting in 2013 will require foreign financial institutions to enter into disclosure compliance agreements with the U.S. Treasury.

The deal stipulates that a China-approved contractor will be a general contracting partner in both projects. The current frontrunner is China Railway Construction Co., the world's second largest contractor. Both project agreements require that the projects be built with local union labor.
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Don't underestimate the Sierra Club. They hindered the new Stillwater Bridge between Wisconsin and Minnesota for many years causing the bridge to increase in size and budget many times over. It took an act of Congress this year to approve it with the President then having to sign off. The Sierra Club almost brought down this design with its lawsuit as it did the last design.
Nobody in San Francisco underestimates the Sierra Club. They are a hometown organization. Their headquarters is about 3 blocks from my condo.
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I don't know about any of you, but I would certainly live on Treasure Island after it's all said and done. The Cityside views are going to be SPECTACULAR, IMHO. Who knows... if they ever get this thing off the ground, by the time it's complete I might just be able to retire there LMAO
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