TREASURE ISLAND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Minutes of Special Joint Meeting
Board of Supervisors Chamber - Room 250
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, August 12, 2010
PLALNNING COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Miguel, Olague, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya
TREASURE ISLAND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD PRESENT: Stephens, Cheng, Elberling, Nigg, Rahaim, and Samaha
THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT MIGUEL AT 10:24 A.M.
PLANNING STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, David Alumbaugh, Rick Cooper, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.
A. SPECIAL CALENDAR:
1. 2007.0903E (R. COOPER: (415) 575-9027)
Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Redevelopment Project- Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report - The Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA), the redevelopment agency for the project, is proposing a Redevelopment Plan for the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Project that would provide the basis for redevelopment of portions of Naval Station Treasure Island, owned by the Navy, once they are transferred to TIDA. The project site is located on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island and the immediately surrounding waters (Assessors Block 1939, Lots 1 and 2). The proposed project would include development on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island of up to 8,000 residential units; up to 140,000 square feet (sq. ft.) of new commercial and retail space; up to 100,000 sq. ft. of new office space; adaptive reuse of three historic buildings on Treasure Island with up to 311,000 sq. ft. of commercial, retail, and/or flex space; about 500 hotel rooms; rehabilitation of the historic buildings on Yerba Buena Island; new and/or upgraded public and community facilities; new and/or upgraded public utilities; about 300 acres of parks and public open space including shoreline access and cultural uses such as a museum; new and upgraded streets and public ways; bicycle, transit, and pedestrian facilities; landside and waterside facilities for the Treasure Island Sailing Center; landside services for an expanded marina; and a new Ferry Terminal and intermodal Transit Hub. Infrastructure improvements would include geotechnical stabilization to improve seismic safety. The proposed project would also include green building specifications, programs to encourage transit use, design standards that would enable photovoltaic panel installation on most roofs, recycled water use, and other features promoting sustainability. Construction and build-out would be phased and would be anticipated to occur over an approximately 15- to 20-year period. The proposed project would require amendments to the San Francisco Planning Code and the San Francisco General Plan. The Draft EIR identifies potentially significant, unavoidable environmental impacts on aesthetics, historic architectural resources, transportation, noise, air quality, wind and biological resources.
Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required
Note: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department’s offices until the close of business on August 26, 2010.
SPEAKERS: Michael Theriault – SF Building & Construction Trades Council, Karen Knowles-Pearce, Bernie Choden – SF Tomorrow, Tim Colen – Housing Action coalition, Manny Flores – Carpenters union Local 22, Sherry Williams, Nick Rossi, Paul Currier – candidate for Mayor 2011, Richard Weller – Pile Drivers Local 34, Karen Weiss – Bay conservation & Development Commission, Ken Masters, Tony Gantner, Melaime Williams, Mike Lyons, Kate Kelley – Sierra Club, Holli Bert – Sierra Club, Pat Uniacke – SF GAA Youth League, Joel Koppel, Sal Bloom, Rosie Masters, Mr. Pifran
ACTION: Public hearing on the Draft EIR – no action
Adjournment: 12:08 P.M.