Project Overview

OBJECTIVES

The City of Richmond is currently seeking community input about how to best use the land at Point Molate for the benefit of all. The three month Point Molate Community Visioning process aims to:

  • Engage the community in a transparent and inclusive process to understand how Point Molate can best serve the community of Richmond for decades to come

  • Understand community needs, concerns, and priorities related to Point Molate

  • Develop a community vision that will inform the future use of the property


READ ABOUT PAST ENGAGEMENTS


COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS

There will be many opportunities to provide input throughout the process, both online and in person. Please check the Engagement Opportunities list in the right column for upcoming events!

The goal of the Point Molate Community Visioning process is to collect community input on possible future uses for Point Molate through inclusive, representative, and collaborative engagement opportunities. The result will be a Community Vision Document, preferred concept and guiding framework. This will be the document that guides future development for Point Molate and will be included in the developer Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and subsequent Request for Proposals (RFP). City Council will ultimately select 2 - 3 finalists (from the RFQ) and the final plan (from the RFP).

The Community Process will follow these steps:

  1. The first workshop was focused on sharing information through a site tour and summary of the various studies conducted over the past few years. Feedback and comments regarding the future vision, gathered during this workshop, are being documented by the team.
  2. In the second community workshop, the team will present a summary of this feedback and a map of opportunities and constraints based on technical studies. Following this, there will be an interactive exercise where the attendees will work in small groups to create planning concepts for the future community on Point Molate. They will address topics such as the character of future development, placemaking elements, density, and the mix of uses, number for residential units, type of residential development, type of open space, etc.
  3. Following the workshop, the team will develop up to three concept alternatives that capture the ideas emerged during the workshop, which will be presented to the Community in the third workshop.
  4. At the third workshop, the community will have an opportunity to select a preferred concept alternative and provide additional feedback. The preferred concept will be presented to the Planning Commission for further input.
  5. The preferred concept along with a guiding framework for future development will be included in a Visioning document which will be included in the Developer Request for Proposal (RFP).

CONSULTANT TEAM

OBJECTIVES

The City of Richmond is currently seeking community input about how to best use the land at Point Molate for the benefit of all. The three month Point Molate Community Visioning process aims to:

  • Engage the community in a transparent and inclusive process to understand how Point Molate can best serve the community of Richmond for decades to come

  • Understand community needs, concerns, and priorities related to Point Molate

  • Develop a community vision that will inform the future use of the property


READ ABOUT PAST ENGAGEMENTS


COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS

There will be many opportunities to provide input throughout the process, both online and in person. Please check the Engagement Opportunities list in the right column for upcoming events!

The goal of the Point Molate Community Visioning process is to collect community input on possible future uses for Point Molate through inclusive, representative, and collaborative engagement opportunities. The result will be a Community Vision Document, preferred concept and guiding framework. This will be the document that guides future development for Point Molate and will be included in the developer Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and subsequent Request for Proposals (RFP). City Council will ultimately select 2 - 3 finalists (from the RFQ) and the final plan (from the RFP).

The Community Process will follow these steps:

  1. The first workshop was focused on sharing information through a site tour and summary of the various studies conducted over the past few years. Feedback and comments regarding the future vision, gathered during this workshop, are being documented by the team.
  2. In the second community workshop, the team will present a summary of this feedback and a map of opportunities and constraints based on technical studies. Following this, there will be an interactive exercise where the attendees will work in small groups to create planning concepts for the future community on Point Molate. They will address topics such as the character of future development, placemaking elements, density, and the mix of uses, number for residential units, type of residential development, type of open space, etc.
  3. Following the workshop, the team will develop up to three concept alternatives that capture the ideas emerged during the workshop, which will be presented to the Community in the third workshop.
  4. At the third workshop, the community will have an opportunity to select a preferred concept alternative and provide additional feedback. The preferred concept will be presented to the Planning Commission for further input.
  5. The preferred concept along with a guiding framework for future development will be included in a Visioning document which will be included in the Developer Request for Proposal (RFP).

CONSULTANT TEAM

  • Press Release: City of Richmond Kicks-off Community Visioning with First Workshop Saturday, June 23

    over 1 year ago
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  • Retrospective on our Pop-up Event at Juneteenth (Saturday, June 16)

    over 1 year ago

    The City of Richmond hosted a booth at the Juneteenth festival on Saturday, June 16, 2018. The intent was to introduce the launch of the Point Molate Community Visioning process and inform the broader community about the upcoming first of three Community Workshop and a site tour that will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018. More than 75 people visited the booth and 36 people signed up to join the project mailing list.

    The booth included a series of boards in English and Spanish with information about the site’s history, aerial maps and images of the site, and...

    The City of Richmond hosted a booth at the Juneteenth festival on Saturday, June 16, 2018. The intent was to introduce the launch of the Point Molate Community Visioning process and inform the broader community about the upcoming first of three Community Workshop and a site tour that will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018. More than 75 people visited the booth and 36 people signed up to join the project mailing list.

    The booth included a series of boards in English and Spanish with information about the site’s history, aerial maps and images of the site, and information on the Community Visioning process. In addition to the boards, the booth had a sign-up sheet to gather contact information for receiving updates about upcoming events, a coloring area for kids, and lemonade!

    Members of the consultant team from WRT, CivicMakers and Groundwork, along with city staff and a Spanish translator were at the booth, actively engaging with visitors at the booth and providing information about the project, process, the site, as well as the upcoming community workshop.

    Visitors to to the booth ranged from those who had never heard of Point Molate, those who knew the history related to the winery and the Navy uses, and those who had already RSVPed for the first Community Workshop and were eager to hear more about the next steps.

    We look forward to seeing more of you this Saturday, June 23rd at the Community Workshop and Site Tour. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/point-molate-community-visioning-workshop-1-site-tour-tickets-47045924627