Two decades of planning have gone into developing San Francisco’s rocky, rugged Yerba Buena Island, also known throughout its tumultuous history as Bird Island, Wood Island and, perhaps most famously, Goat Island. The city approached developer Wilson Meany about partnering on the project back in the early 2000s, right after the San Francisc0-based firm had wrapped up its historic renovation of the Ferry Building.
Since then, Wilson Meany and financial backers Stockbridge Capital Group have been leading the charge to create 266 luxury homes on Yerba Buena Island. The new neighborhood represents a small but highly visible portion of the team’s massive 8,000-unit Treasure Island redevelopment project. Hundreds of community meetings, thousands of pages of Environmental Impact Reports and millions of dollars have been invested in creating the design guidelines that have assisted the project’s architecture, landscape and interior design teams in making one cohesive community centered around welcoming the outdoors in and maximizing the island’s panoramic positioning.