By Tom Vacar
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave initial approval Tuesday night to a $1.5 billion plan to transform Treasure Island.
The board voted unanimously to certify the environmental review of the project, which would add up to 8,000 residential units, up to 140,000 square feet of commercial space and as much as 100,000 square feet of new office space to the island, as well as new and upgraded roads and infrastructure, including a new ferry terminal.
The city has been working to redevelop the 404-acre island in the middle of the Bay since the U.S. Navy closed its base there in 1997.
The San Francisco Planning Commission narrowly approved the project's environmental impact report by a 4-3 vote in April, and last month, a Board of Supervisors committee voted in favor of the plan.
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