Welcome to Treasure Island.Melia Robinson/Business Insider

Treasure Island, an artificial island off the coast of San Francisco, seems to be extra like a postapocalyptic wilderness than a Bay Area suburb.

But as call for for housing within the house continues to climb, builders together with Lennar — now the greatest homebuilder in the United States — grew to become to Treasure Island in hopes of making the following large real-estate vacation spot. The dilapidated land mass is getting an excessive house makeover.

In 2011, the town of San Francisco licensed a suggestion to upload eight,000 properties, 500 lodge rooms, 300 acres of parks, 140,000 sq. toes of retail, and 100,000 sq. toes of workplace area to the island over 15 years. The development undertaking comes with a ticket of $five billion.

With development on infrastructure underway, we made up our minds to spend the day exploring Treasure Island — and realized there is extra to this former toxic-waste site than meets the attention.