San Francisco Chronicle: Treasure Island: ambitious plan for development, April 17,2011
No spot in the Bay Area has the obvious development potential of Treasure Island. None has such obvious pitfalls.
The 403-acre oval in the middle of the bay boasts a uniquely captivating setting, but its soil could turn to jelly in a major earthquake. Residents would live just 1.5 miles from downtown San Francisco, but the journey by car involves the perennially sluggish Bay Bridge.