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Treasure Island Gets The Wind Knocked Out Via New Grid System

We keep hearing news regarding Treasure Island's green redevelopment, which will include 6,000 new housing units and a ferry building featuring shops and restaurants in the same vein as ours here in the city. Now we get to see a mock-up aerial view of the island showing the planned orientation of the streets, with a grid angled at 68 degrees in order to block strong gusts of wind (hmm, wish they'd thought of that when planning the Sunset and Richmond neighborhoods). Plan developments also include a Telegraph Hill-like area, with townhomes up the sides and a park on top, and use of only a quarter of the island's 400 acres.

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