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    Will there be housing for seniors?

    Janice Featherstone Asked about 2 years ago

    The Judgment requires a minimum of 670 residential units to be included in the land use vision.  Senior housing is being explored as one of the residential uses for the site within the land use vision.

    You can now provide your input on Concept Alternatives from Workshop #3 which include intergenerational housing as a point of discussion.


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    This is not a question but a suggestion: At the 25 August Workshop a gentleman asked the question "What is considered low income [for Richmond]?" Unfortunately, no concrete or illustrative answer was provided. My suggestion is that said answer be provided in order to give the public some context for what is meant by "affordable housing for low-income persons or families". I am aware that there are many definitions for "low income"; however, the most common is provided by HUD, which brackets "very-low", "extremely-low", and "low income". Thus, for HUD FY 2018, "low income" for Richmond [and Contra Costa County in toto] for a family of one ranges from $24,400 to $62,750 -- as the family size increases, so does the income, such that for a family of eight low income ranges from $76,700 to 118,300. The HUD source is here: www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il2018/2018summary.odn. My thanks.

    Gilberto Asked about 2 years ago

    Thank you for the suggestion.  We will share this information.


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    Are there any case studies from development proposals available to view online? I’d be interested to see what proposals are being submitted and what kind of evidence is being used to back them up. As with any large scale project, I fear that money will be thrown into it with little evidence to back up its chances of success. I would hate to see roughly 670 residential units be thrown into an area/context in which they won’t be part of a viable community.

    misteryang Asked about 2 years ago

    On July 20, 2018, the City issued a Request for Qualifications from Master Developers to serve as master developer in a public/private partnership with the City for development of approximately 271 acres of the Point Molate property. As part of the RFQ, the City is requesting that respondents provide information regarding their previous project and outreach experience, financial qualifications, and project understanding and approach.  Responses to the RFQ are due on September 14, 2018.


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    Please explain what kind of zoning procedures must occur for any kind of development

    beryl golden Asked about 2 years ago

    The exact zoning procedures will depend on the outcome of the land use visioning and the Master Developer selection process.  This is because zoning procedures are reflective of the project proposed. However, staff anticipates, that the selected Master Developer will need to apply for a General Plan Amendment to modify some of the General Plan land use classifications, Rezoning to a Planned Area District, and a Tentative subdivision map.  In addition, specific development components will also have to undergo appropriate Design Review and historic preservation review.


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    1- EXACTLY where are the housing to be built according to the current thinking? 2- What are the proposals for widening roads on the property and for entering and exiting Point Molate? 3- Who will pay for utility and sewage upgrades?

    beryl golden Asked about 2 years ago

    Determining the location of the housing and the necessary infrastructure to serve the development are some of the key purposes of this land use visioning.  We are seeking input on where the community would like to see the housing located, the types of housing desired, and the density. Widening Stenmark Drive to address sight distances, to add sidewalks, and possibly adding bike lanes will be necessary for any development at Point Molate.  Whether or not the road will have to be widened to be more than one lane in each direction may not be known until the intensity of development is determined and a traffic analysis completed. The City is exploring various funding options, including Community Facilities Districts (CFDs) and Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFDs), and grants, for the backbone infrastructure.


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    Will this "open process" and "community visioning" be hijacked by NIMBY's and the RPA who would like to shut down housing for all income levels?

    mnoble Asked over 2 years ago

    All Richmond residents are welcomed to participate in the visioning.  All perspectives are welcomed; however, to meet the requirements of the Judgment, the final land use plan will need to accommodate a minimum of 670 residential units, preserve 70% of the land as open space, and preserve the historic buildings for adaptive reuse.


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    "Of the approximately 270 acres of upland area, the Point Molate Reuse Plan designates approximately 30% as Development Areas and 70% as open space, the ratio of which shall not change." Does the judgement mean that 90 acres MUST be developed? And if so, the definition of development restricted to residential and commercial, or are there other possible uses (ex: park, community garden or other community amenity)?

    kdienst Asked about 2 years ago

    The judgment requires that 30% of the land must be designated as Development Areas.  However, those development areas may include a variety of uses in addition to residential and commercial uses, such as community gardens and other community amenities.


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    Please post the 2016 Urban Land Institute presentation in the background materials. It was a very complete evaluation of multiple Pt. Molate alternatives, including costs.

    kdienst Asked about 2 years ago

    The 2016 Urban Land Institute TAP Report presentation has been uploaded to the site. You can find it here: https://richmondpointmolate.org/about/documents

    Thank you for the suggestion.


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    Who owns Point Molate?

    roxmolina Asked about 2 years ago

    City of Richmond


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    Why do we have to build houses? This is a beautiful headland that could easily become a destination for the entire Bay Area. We could have sustainable development that includes the rehabilitation of Winehaven. There could be a winery, restaurants, shops, a beer garden, etc. The cottages could be B&B’s. There could be workshops on the history of Point Molate. Also workshops for artists and nature lovers. There could be kayaking and sailing. Many other cities have turned their abandoned Naval bases and industrial areas into thriving destinations. Check out Bainbridge Island in Vancouver for one. There should not be housing next to a refinery. It’s too dangerous with only one narrow road out. Point Molate needs to be developed for the good of the entire city and the Bay Area, not for some rich people to have homes on the shoreline. It’s an awful idea to build houses there, and short of criminal given the refinery right over the hill. This does not have to happen. Also, this was not a court order. Richmond could have easily fought this. Tom Butt wants housing, always has, and this is just an excuse for him to go ahead with his agenda. Thank you for reading this.

    Jeannette Asked over 2 years ago

    The Judgment requires the City to approve a project with a minimum of 670 residential units. All the land uses suggested in your comment could certainly be part of the community visioning document that results from this community engagement process. The city and consultants will evaluate access to the site. Thank you for your inquiry and ongoing participation!