Development Project approved plans and documents

This page houses critical Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Development Project documents and approvals.


The EDC MOA establishes the terms, conditions and schedule governing the U.S. Navy transfer of title of the former Naval Station Treasure Island property excluding property to be retained by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Jobs Corp.  It is a critical enabling document allowing the transfer and redevelopment of the former base.

The San Francisco General Plan is the embodiment of the City's vision for the future, serving to guide evolution and growth over time.  The highest level policies for the Islands lives with the General Plan's area plan for TI/YBI.  It guides both private and public actions.

The Development Agreement eliminates uncertainty in the City’s land use planning for the Project Site and secures orderly development of the Project consistent with the DDA and other Development Requirements.

Approved in June 2011, the Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) governs the Developer's right to develop the Project in a series of Major Phases and Sub-Phases and to sell or ground lease lots to vertical developers for development.  The DDA also governs the Developer's obligations with respect to Project elements including public infrastructure, affordable housing and community benefits

The Transportation Implementation Plan (TI TIP) lays out a transportation program for Treasure and Yerba Buena Islands with a series of measures and strategies that will deliver a unique transportation experience.

The Treasure Island & Yerba Buena Islands Special Use District establishes zoning controls for the development project within the San Francisco Planning Code.

The Design for Development (D4D) implements the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Special Use District and contains more specific design standards and guidelines that will direct all future development on both islands. It also provides an overarching vision, describing the goals and design intent of the islands’ development.  The D4D document was updated on April 4, 2024.

The ICA provides for San Francisco Public Works’ obligation to review and approve subdivision mapping, street vacations, public improvement agreements, improvement permits, Determination of Completeness (“DOC”), acceptance submittal to the Board of Supervisors as well as acquisition of public infrastructure.

 The Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island Project is divided into four Major Phases (large, mixed-use areas) of development, and within each Major Phase are various “Sub-Phases” (one or more adjacent blocks within the Major Phase).  Treasure Island Community Development submits Major Phase Applications to the TIDA Board of Directors for review and consideration of approval.

The Streetscape Master Plan furthers the Design for Development document and contains more specific design standards and guidelines that will direct the implementation of streetscapes on both islands. It also provides overarching vision, describing the goals and intent of the broader network.

The Signage Master Plan sets standards and guidelines for signage elements in the project areas. The many signs and graphics have been planned and designed to communicate with visitors and residents alike to facilitate orientation and wayfinding

 The Treasure Island Arts Master Plan guides the San Francisco Arts Commission's implementation of the Treasure Island Art Program.  The Art Program is funded by one percent of the construction costs of Treasure Island’s redevelopment.

Approved in 2011 as a requirement of Board of Supervisors approval of the Disposition and Development Agreement, the HMP has two parts. Part I describes existing conditions and discusses what is proposed for Yerba Buena Island. Part II prioritizes the proposed actions TIDA is responsible for in the long-term, and talks about how the HMP might get implemented.

Additional reports and studies

The San Francisco Planning Department Commission certified the completion of the Project's Final Environmental Impact Review in compliance with CEQA and the CEQA guidelines by Planning Commission Motion # 18325 on April 21, 2011.


Commissioned by Treasure Island Community Development, this report contains the results of an analysis undertaken to estimate building and site energy use for the Treasure Island Development. The analysis also defines profiles for this energy use, identifying how much energy is being used for each hour of the day. Additionally, findings of analysis carried out on both renewable energy scenarios and the use of district energy are included.