San Francisco's Island Living to Break Ground in 2012

Monday, Apr 5, 2010  |  Updated 4:00 PM PDT
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San Francisco's Island Living to Break Ground in 2012

"The flattest place in all of San Francisco," via Curbed SF Flickr photog Octoferret

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The SF Examiner has a bit of an update on the outlook for the reimagination of Treasure and Yerba Buena islands as developed eco-communities.

Treasure Island could be due for a groundbreaking for its 6,000 to 8,000 new homes sometime late next year, while the groundbreaking for Yerba Buena's mini-Telegraph Hill, some 200 to 300 new homes, would break ground in 2012.

But the hillier island's progress will probably overtake Treasure Island's, since it doesn't need all the "extensive engineering work" that the artificial island will need to prevent earthquake liquefaction. (Comforting!)

In the end, the Yerba Buena will be topped by a hilltop park with "stunning 360-degree views of the region," and there'll also be a luxury spa hotel somewhere.

· Hilltop park planned for Yerba Buena Island [SF Examiner]
· Treasure Island: Anti-Wind Street Grid + Mini-Telegraph Hill [Curbed SF]

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