|Major Changes for Treasure Island|
|Originally built in 1939 for the Golden Gate International Exposition, the man-made Treasure Island was made into a naval station soon after, in 1941. It was in operation as such until 1997 - and now a new chapter is about to begin.|
Over the next 20 years, grand plans are in store for this sometimes forgotten San Francisco neighborhood. Major new amenities are in the works, including a new ferry station, up to 500 new hotel rooms, and (perhaps most importantly) potentially 8,000 new housing units. As much as 25% of those units are expected to be below market rate.
Additionally, an enormous public arts project is planned for the land with a budget of $50 million. The San Francisco Arts Commission hopes to make the island an art-world destination. Their master plan will be unveiled in March of next year.