Board of Directors - April 16, 2019 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
April 16, 2019 - 9:00am






April 16, 2019 9:00AM


Room 416, City Hall

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place


Committee Members


Linda Fadeke Richardson (chair)       V. Fei Tsen                  Sharon Lai


Bob Beck, Treasure Island Director

Kate Austin, Commission Secretary



1.         Call to Order 9:00am



Linda Fadeke Richardson

V. Fei Tsen

Sharon Lai

Paul Giusti



Sharon Lai


2.         General Public Comment
There was no public comment.




  1. Approving the Minutes of the March 19, 2019 Meeting


Director Tsen moved the consent agenda.

Director Richardson seconded the motion.

This item passed unanimously.


4.         Yerba Buena Townhomes and Flats Design Update

Sara Doran, Wilson Meany, presented an update on the Yerba Buena Townhomes and Flats design. The first Yerba Buena Island residential building site, Parcel 4Y, will be a 6-story podium with 124 units, 37 townhomes, and 16 flats. Parcel 1Y will have 32 townhomes, 41 flats, and 5 single family homes. Parcel 2Y is a future hotel site. Parcel 3Y will have 12 courtyard townhomes and a clubhouse. Construction will be phased, starting with the 3Y and 4Y parcels. Podium Building site work expected to commence promptly following loan closing. 1Y land acquisition and construction start will occur in mid-2020, with construction to be phased to meet market demand.


Director Tsen asked about sustainable design and if there were any issues were encountered at Planning Department.

Director Lai thanked Ms. Doran for preserving hilltop views and asked if the plan is in compliance with the Design for Development. Ms. Lai commented on her concern around HOA fees for BMR units.

Director Richardson commented on the number of restrooms in plan.


There was no public comment.


5.         Subphase 1 Application Amendment – Yerba Buena Island Parks

Martin Wiggins, TIDG, presented an update on Yerba Buena Island parks and open space.

The Hilltop Park which will include the Sugimoto sculpture, picnic areas, trails, overlooks, and the preserved existing water tank.

The Beach Park will have a new set of stairs and a beach deck.

Mr. Wiggins reviewed the trails and pedestrian network and the dog park, both scheduled to be constructed by June 2020.

The Beach Park is scheduled to begin construction January 2021.

Hilltop Park is scheduled to be constructed by July 2020.


Director Richardson requested that the project renderings reflect diversity.

Director Tsen asked about including a children’s playground in the plan.

Director Richardson commented on examples of play areas in New York parks visited: Domino Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park.


Sherry Williams, One Treasure Island, reinforced comments about the importance of play structures to support an integrated community.


6.         Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget

            Bob Beck, TIDA, presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget and reviewed Fiscal Year 2018-2019 performance.

Current fiscal year revenues will be less than projected. Commercial revenues less than projections by ~5% largely due to Hangar 3 vacancies. Net residential income will be below estimates. Total expenditures will be within budget. Total expenses will exceed current fiscal year revenues. Budget anticipated a draw upon prior year fund balances to supplement current revenues. Payment from TICD to balance expenses is not expected to be necessary.

FY 19-20 budget highlights: Total budget of $17.5 million. Total revenue projections stable. Payment from TICD of up to $4.3 million anticipated to balance revenues with expenses.

            Mr. Beck reviewed the TI community serving programs supported in the budget. Total support exceeding one million dollars annually.

            Next steps to work with GSA and Mayor’s Office budget staff to finalize proposed budget. Will bring final budget to TIDA Board for approval on May 8th. June 1st-July 1st Mayor will submit proposed budget to Board of Supervisors.


            Director Richardson commented on the job training program and grant opportunities.

            Director Lai asked about the Development Professional Services in budget.

Director Lai asked if the relocation consulting services amount should be increased in response to community comments on need for additional outreach.

Director Giusti asked about additional resources available via city funds.

Director Tsen suggested having a comprehensive overview of overall financing.


            There was no public comment.


7.         Affordable Housing Development Pipeline

            Natalie Bonnewit presented the Affordable Housing Development Pipeline.

            Ms. Bonnewit reviewed an overview of residential housing plan, affordable housing by phase, project generated funding and gap, and affordable housing plan of the first five projects.

            Of the 8,000 maximum allowable units on TI and YBI, 5,827 are market rate units for rent and sale. 27.2% of these will be affordable units. 307 units are inclusionary units that will be developed by master developer or its affiliates. 1,866 are “Authority Units” to be developed by non-profit affordable housing developers.

            Optimism despite funding gap due in part to successfully securing $10 million in Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention funding, application for $20 million under Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities, and November 2019 Citywide affordable housing bond.

            Parcel C3.2 includes 105 units and will be developed by Swords to Plowshares and Chinatown CDC. Construction to start early 2020.

            Parcel C3.1 includes 135 units and will be developed by Catholic Charities and Mercy Housing. Construction to start 2nd quarter 2021 at earliest. $40 million funding gap.

            Parcel E1.2 includes 112 units and will be developed by Community Housing Partnership. Construction estimated to start 2023. $27 million funding gap.

Parcel IC4.2/3 includes 160 units and will be developed by HealthRight 360. Construction estimated to start 2025. $64 million funding gap.

Parcel E2.3 includes 85 units. Construction estimated to start 2027. $39 million funding gap.

TI Major Phase I has the ability to provide nearly 800 permanent affordable units when gap funding is achieved.


            Director Tsen asked about construction costs and commented that market rate housing will help fund affordable housing.

            Director Lai commented on state funding source and concern that four affordable housing projects are unfunded.

There was no public comment.


8.         Subphase 3 Application Approval

            Bob Beck, TIDA, provided an update on Subphase Application approval.

            Subphase Application 3 encompasses the remainder of Major Phase 1. Subphase area 3C included to facilitate geotechnical and infrastructure work (now subphase 1G).

            Subphase Application approval is ministerial and does not require TIDA Board action.

            47 total comments received from seven reviewing City agencies.

            Revised Application document incorporating agency comments submitted March 21st.

            Design and technical aspects of application approved April 12th.

            The inclusion of subphase area 3C added an additional affordable housing parcel to the subphase and allows optimization.

            Next steps are to issue final approval after receipt of Navy concurrence, continue subdivision mapping process, and TICD to prepare and submit Street Improvement Permit submittal.

Goal of Mayor’s Executive Directive is to approve final maps and permits within 9 months of initial submittal.


            Director Lai asked about the exchange of Parcel IC.2 and making sure the new parcel is convenient to community/neighborhood services.

            Director Tsen asked about parking requirements.


There was no public comment.


9,         Discussion of Future Agenda Items by Directors

            Director Lai requested an evaluation on age categories of Treasure Island youth and age appropriate parks for them.

            Director Lai requested an evaluation on continued outreach efforts.


10.       Adjourn 10:45am


Relevant documents such as resolutions, staff summaries, leases, subleases are available at the Treasure Island Development Authority Office, One Avenue of the Palms, Second Floor, Treasure Island, and the Government Information Center at the Main Library, 100 Larkin Street.  Public comment is taken on each item on the agenda.


If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the TIDA Board of Directors after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at Treasure Island Development Authority, Building One, 2nd Floor, One  Ave. of Palms, San Francisco, CA 941130 during normal office hours.



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