The brakes were tapped slightly on efforts to redevelop Treasure Island and officials asked city planners to consider reducing the number of planned parking spaces.
Commissions overseeing the Planning Department and Treasure Island Development Authority held a joint hearing Thursday to discuss a draft environmental impact report for the redevelopment project.
Environmental issues of concern expressed by commissioners and others included impacts on wildlife, including birds, the high density of the 8,500-home project and transportation matters.
One parking space is planned for each home under the development plans.
Planning Commissioner Christina Olague asked Planning Department staff to analyze an alternative development plan with less parking, such as one parking spot for every two homes, before publishing the final report.
Planning Commission Chairman Ron Miguel agreed to requests from the public and other commissioners to extend the public comment period by slightly more than two weeks.
The public can now provide comments on the report until Sept. 10, according to Miguel.
The project is touted as a model of sustainability and construction of a solar farm is being considered.