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Treasure Island is an emerging community in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. This artificial island was once the site of the 1939-40 World’s Fairs of the Golden State International Exposition, as well as a decommissioned naval base. It is now part of District 6 of the City and County of San Francisco.

While it is a small community, there are plans to expand Treasure Island and convert it into a sustainable commercial and residential community. The plan could add 8,000 new homes, three hotels, 450,000 square feet of retail space, a marina, a ferry terminal, urban farm, and 300 acres of park and open spaces.

Since naval operations ended on the island in 1997, some of the property was transferred to the Federal Highway Administration, the Labor Department, and the U.S. Coast Guard. These organizations quickly established their presence on Treasure Island and its neighbor, Yerba Buena Island.

The move also opened the area to residential and commercial development. More than 1,000 residents live on the island. Several companies, among them The Winery, Treasure Island Wines, and Cross Media International, were established. The island also contains Yerba Buena Depot on its southeastern side; Life Learning Academy, the island’s only school; and Treasure Island Marina. The remaining Navy aircraft hangers are used by filmmakers as sound stages and props.

Treasure Island is connected by an isthmus to Yerba Buena Island. The isthmus contains Treasure Island Road, which then connects to the island’s important streets such as Avenue of the Palm, Avenue N, and California Avenue. The island is between San Francisco and Oakland and is connected to these cities by the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge/Interstate 80. Other routes include a city bus route and a raised pedestrian walkway that goes around much of the island.


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