What new features and public amenities are planned for Treasure Island?

Under the current development plan for Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island, Treasure Island Community Development (TICD) expects to contribute community benefits and amenities over a period of several years. If Treasure Island is developed as currently planned, and subject to approval and acceptance by applicable governmental agencies, community benefits and amenities may include but are not limited to:

  • An extensive collection of new public parks and open space
  • One of the highest-scoring LEED-ND projects worldwide, Treasure Island is planned to be a better, more sustainable, well-connected community
  • Miles of proposed public hiking and bicycle paths

Beyond the new residential development on Treasure Island, the following are proposed, subject to approval and acceptance by applicable governmental agencies:

  • A proposed public safety center to include new Treasure Island Fire and Police Stations
  • A proposed new public school site, subject to acceptance by the school district
  • Proposed new public art
  • Proposed new marina
  • Proposed protected swim lanes at Clipper Cove Beach
  • Proposed urban farm
  • Proposed reconstructed athletic fields
What infrastructure improvements are proposed for Treasure Island?

Under the current development plan, the following are proposed to be constructed, subject to final acceptance and approval by local governmental agencies:

  • All-new utility infrastructure, including public power provided by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • New roads and bicycle network with protected bike lanes serving Treasure Island
  • New waste treatment and water systems
  • A new Treasure Island ferry terminal and transit hub
  • Geotechnical improvements to increase seismic stability and load-bearing capacity of soil beneath the new streets and development parcels
  • State-of-the-art, comprehensive sea level rise protections proposed to be constructed over the coming years
What types of homes will be on Treasure Island?

The residences planned for Treasure Island are anticipated to include both rental and homeownership opportunities consisting of apartments and condominiums in mid-rise and high-rise buildings. The first stage of development on Treasure Island anticipates up to 1,000 homes with an estimated 2,250 residents in apartment and condominiums. As currently planned, Treasure Island may be home to as many as 18,000 people. These diverse new offerings are for individuals of all ages, families, people with disabilities and veterans at all income levels. Under current development plans, affordable housing for various household income levels may eventually account for up to 27% of the planned total number of homes.

When will the first homes on Treasure Island be available?

The first stage of development on Treasure Island is planned to include condominiums and multifamily residences, both market-rate and affordable.  Move-ins are currently anticipated to begin in 2024, subject to local and state approvals.


Learn more about the Residences of Yerba Buena Island.

What can I experience on Treasure Island and when?

Treasure Island is a unique destination with an exciting future including new residential development. Today, enjoy incredible 360-degree views of the Bay and access to maritime activities. Also on the island are award-winning cafes and bars like Aracely Cafe, Mersea, and Woods Island Club, which re-opened in Treasure Island’s historic Administration building early this year. Explore the Treasure Island Museum, monumental public art installations, and on-island programmed events proposed over the coming months and years, making Treasure Island an incomparable place to live and visit.

When will the Treasure Island - Yerba Buena Island Ferry service begin?

Ferry service is now operating. The 10-minute ride will take passengers from the new Treasure Island ferry landing at the foot of the historic Administration Building to Ferry Building, Gate B, adjacent to the San Francisco Ferry Building. Treasure Island Community Development (TICD) is providing the initial service until permanent public service provided by WETA launches (expected in 2024). Schedules and availability are subject to change without notice.


Click here to view the schedule and book your tickets.

Can I bring by bicycle, e-bike or scooter on the Ferry?

Bicycles are welcome on the ferry at no extra cost. A maximum of 6 bicycles are allowed per trip. Bicycles will be stored outside and the Treasure Island -Yerba Buena Island Ferry assumes no responsibility for damage to or loss of the bicycle. Customers who intend to board with a bicycle may need to carry it up or down a flight of stairs to embark/disembark. Bicycles are accepted on a first come, first served basis, up to a maximum capacity of six (6) bicycles per trip.  Folding bikes are permitted. They must be stowed under a seat or in another location deemed safe by onboard crew. They should be stowed in an appropriate carry-on bag. The following conditions and restrictions apply:


Electric scooters are allowed, but the scooter must be powered off and the handle retracted for easy storage


On-board charging of any electronic mobility device is prohibited.


No gasoline powered bicycles, motorcycles or mopeds are allowed on board. 


Bikes and scooters must be stored in crew-designated areas and never allowed to block walkways, exits, or doorways.


Segways are not permitted on board unless they are a required mobility aid for a disabled user.

Where do I go for Ferry service alerts?

For Treasure Island – Yerba Buena Island Ferry service alerts, please click here.

Does the Ferry accept Clipper Card?

Clipper Card and vouchers from other transit operators or tour/sightseeing companies are not accepted on the Treasure Island – Yerba Buena Island Ferry.


Tickets may be purchased for cash during boarding or in advance at using credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.

Am I able take my service animal or pet on the Ferry?

Service animals and animals undergoing service animal training must remain in the control of their owners at all times on a leash or harness.


Pets are allowed only if they are in (and remain in, for the duration of the trip) a handheld kennel or an airline-approved carrier. Comfort animals are considered “pets” for purposes of these rules.


Pets (with or without leashes) may not be let out of the kennel or carrier when on-board. Pets brought on-board must be non-disruptive (i.e., no barking, growling, etc.).

When can I visit Treasure Island’s parks and green space?

Current development plans for Treasure Island anticipate what may eventually be the largest expansion of public open space in San Francisco since the creation of Golden Gate Park.  Waterfront Park on Treasure Island and Clipper Cove Beach, Signal Point (East), and The Rocks Dog Park on Yerba Buena Island are currently planned to be open for public enjoyment in 2023.

What’s close by?

Treasure Island is a celebrated new development in the San Francisco Bay area with an unmatched cityscape of downtown just across the Bay.  A scenic 10-minute ferry ride from the San Francisco Ferry Building, Treasure Island’s central location offers easy access to all the energy and offerings of the greater Bay Area.


Throughout the week, you’re only a short car ride away from downtown San Francisco, Oakland, the East Bay, and the North Bay areas. And a quick drive to US 101 S makes for a convenient commute to the Peninsula and the South Bay.


On the weekends, enjoy a scenic trip to acclaimed Napa and Sonoma County wine regions, or travel via San Francisco’s international airports, SFO and OAK, also a short drive away.

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