Treasure Island redevelopment challenged in new appeal 

The Sierra Club announced Wednesday it will put forth an appeal to against plans for the massive redevelopment of Treasure Island.

The environmental group, along with former San Francisco Board of Supervisors president Aaron Peskin said in a release that a publicly circulated draft of the project’s environmental impact report failed to describe the project in full detail and wasn’t sufficiently “stable” or “finite,” under the terms of the California Environmental Quality Act.

Since then, the project has moved through the San Francisco Planning Department, and on Wednesday morning the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee passed it on to the full board for a vote on Tuesday.

The release also says that the report fails to adequately respond to concerns raised over public safety and transportation. Opponents of the project have specifically mentioned Bay Bridge traffic impacts and the island’s susceptibility to earthquakes and tsunamis during public hearings.

The project aims to completely transform the former U.S. Navy base by razing most existing structures and adding 8,000 new housing units that are projected to increase the island’s population from 2,400 to 19,000.

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