About Point Molate

Panorama of Point Molate showing the Richmond bridge, shoreline, and access road.

Point Molate is a 270 acre site located on the San Francisco Bay, North of the Richmond - San Rafael bridge, in the City of Richmond, CA. It has long been recognized for its beach and beautiful Bay views, unique plants and wildlife, and historic buildings. It was formerly a navy fuel depot and a winery distribution center.

The future of Point Molate has been partially dictated by the terms of the 2018 Judgement and the 1997 Base Reuse Plan (details below). However, there are still many opportunities for Richmond communities to help shape the future of the site. Over the next three months, the community will be welcome to provide input via this website and three community workshops (see Key Dates in the right side bar).

This process seeks community input on the following:

  • Types of open space

  • Use of historic buildings

  • Types of residential (e.g., apartments versus houses, subsidized versus market rate, etc…)

  • Access points (e.g., current road or new roads)

  • Access means (e.g., car only, transit, bike lanes etc…)

  • Additional site features (e.g., grocery store, jobs, community garden, etc…)?

The 2018 Judgement includes the following requirements for the site:

  • Provide at least 670 residential units

  • Reserve at least 70% of the land for open space

  • Preserve historic buildings in the Winehaven Historic District for adaptive reuse

Point Molate is a 270 acre site located on the San Francisco Bay, North of the Richmond - San Rafael bridge, in the City of Richmond, CA. It has long been recognized for its beach and beautiful Bay views, unique plants and wildlife, and historic buildings. It was formerly a navy fuel depot and a winery distribution center.

The future of Point Molate has been partially dictated by the terms of the 2018 Judgement and the 1997 Base Reuse Plan (details below). However, there are still many opportunities for Richmond communities to help shape the future of the site. Over the next three months, the community will be welcome to provide input via this website and three community workshops (see Key Dates in the right side bar).

This process seeks community input on the following:

  • Types of open space

  • Use of historic buildings

  • Types of residential (e.g., apartments versus houses, subsidized versus market rate, etc…)

  • Access points (e.g., current road or new roads)

  • Access means (e.g., car only, transit, bike lanes etc…)

  • Additional site features (e.g., grocery store, jobs, community garden, etc…)?

The 2018 Judgement includes the following requirements for the site:

  • Provide at least 670 residential units

  • Reserve at least 70% of the land for open space

  • Preserve historic buildings in the Winehaven Historic District for adaptive reuse