Forbes Gets The Scoop: Exclusive First Peek at Luxury Living at Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco

Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019.

New renderings released by Yerba Buena Island provide a first glimpse inside the residential community taking shape on the naturally formed island in San Francisco. Located minutes from Downtown, Yerba Buena Island features a collection of 266 condominiums, flats, townhomes and custom estate homesites. The residences are surrounded by miles of parks, trails and beach while moments from the new Treasure Island ferry terminal, which will provide daily commuter service to and from Downtown San Francisco. 

“Yerba Buena Island is a unique place—a spectacular wooded island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay,” Chris Meany, partner at Wilson Meany, told Forbes. Wilson Meany is developing the residential community in partnership with Stockbridge Capital Group. The article goes on to say, “The condos will offer luxurious sizes with a minimal environmental footprint and, [Meany] added, ‘one of the best views in the world.’” 

Among the residential offerings are The Bristol, a five-story condominium building with 124 residences, The Flats, a collection of single-story homes and penthouses, and The Townhomes, multi-story residences with private garages and entrances. Floor plans range from studios to expansive five-bedroom homes, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, gourmet kitchens, premier finishes and private terraces.

“The newly released renderings provide the first look at the fantastic views and quality of design the residences will offer,” says Andy Ardila, Managing Director of The Agency Development Group, which represents marketing and sales. “The residences and amenities are designed to blend with the island’s topography and are strategically placed to capture unprecedented views of the city skyline and surrounding Bay Area.” 

Residents of Yerba Buena Island enjoy a wealth of private amenities for entertaining, relaxation and fitness, including The Island Club, a three-story, 14,000-square-foot gathering place with outdoor pool, fitness studio, private dining room, lounge and view terraces.  

“Our goal was not to embrace a design style but to celebrate a lifestyle, [by] creating a place that connects you to the stunning scenery of the bay from the unique vantage point of an island,” Tim Slattery, a principal at Hart Howerton, explained to Forbes. Hart Howerton is one of the esteemed members of the recently announced design team, which includes BDE Architecture, Meyer Davis, Edmonds + Lee Architects and Aidlin Darling Design. Also on the team, as recently noted by Curbed, is Walter Hood, recipient of the 2019 MacArthur “genius” grant. His Hood Design Studio is creating the island’s five-acre hilltop park, a centerpiece of the community. 

The island offers 72 acres of parks and open spaces, as well as the sheltered Clipper Cove Beach, with calm waters for kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Five miles of hiking and biking trails connect to the 500-mile San Francisco Bay Trail, which winds through 47 cities and the East Bay. The map of the island’s master plan is available at

The location immerses residents in the beauty, culture and excitement of San Francisco, while positioning them to enjoy far-reaching views of the entire Bay Area. Ownership opportunities at Yerba Buena Island debut in early 2020. Visit to join the priority interest list.


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