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New Details Emerge for Major Plan to Urbanize San Francisco’s Treasure Island

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Source: The Architect's Newspaper

Despite being recently rebuffed as the potential site for the forthcoming MAD Architects-designed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, San Francisco officials are moving ahead with plans to expand the city’s sleepy Treasure Island district into a lively residential enclave and tourist destination.

The city recently revealed plans to add a bevy of cultural institutions and up to 20,000 residents to the man-made island, which sits in the San Francisco Bay halfway between San Francisco and Oakland. The San Francisco Arts Commission has developed an arts-focused master plan for the island in conjunction with urban and architectural master plans developed by SOM and Perkins + Will.

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