Treasure Island Master Plan + Urban Design
Treasure Island Community Development (TICD)
San Francisco, California
Size: 576 acres/233 hectares
AIA National Honor Award, 2009
APA California Northern Innovation in Green Community Planning Award, 2012
Treasure Island is a former Naval Station on an island located just 12 minutes by ferry from downtown San Francisco. As part of a multidisciplinary collaboration of experts, our team completed plans for the transformation of this former military site into a unique and highly sustainable neighborhood. Plans call for 8,000 residential units and a compact mixed-use district on one quarter of the island with a regional multi-use park on the remaining 300 acres at the center of San Francisco Bay.
The ferry terminal acts as the central arrivals node connected to a close network of residences and open spaces along pedestrian-oriented streets. Strategic placement of higher density development places 90% of the Island's residences within a 10-minute walk of the terminal. From the terminal, a spine of shops and restaurants extends and wraps around an expansive waterfront plaza along the marina.
The project includes continuous shoreline access, a sculpture park, wetlands, recreational centers, and various wind- and water-oriented activities. The sustainability of the development is further enhanced through climate-based design, best practices for stormwater management, an organic farm, wind and solar power generation, and buildings that feature green design strategies.
We led the team that completed a set of detailed guidelines in a "Design for Development" document, recipient of an award from the American Planning Association. Other key contributors to the master plan are SOM, CMG landscape architects and BCV retail architects.