Deadline for Comments on Richmond Bay Specific Plan Extended to December 15, 2015
The draft Richmond Bay Specific Plan (RBSP), formerly known as the South Shoreline Specific Plan, is now available for public review and comment. The deadline for comments on the draft RBSP has been extended to December 15, 2015.
The RBSP will facilitate the implementation of Richmond's new General Plan by establishing specific planning policies, regulations, and urban design guidelines for an approximately 220-acre area area located in the City of Richmond, south of Interstate Highway 580. The RBSP will focus on ways Richmond can take advantage of the planned Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay, future ferry service, and other area assets to create a sustainable shoreline district providing jobs, housing, transportation options, and opportunities for entertainment and recreation. This planning effort is being funded in part by a Priority Development Area Planning Grant from the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).
Comments on the draft RBSP must be received no later than December 15, 2015. Comments must be in writing and may be sent to:
Lina Velasco, Project Manager
Planning and Building Services
450 Civic Center Plaza
P.O. Box 4046
Richmond, CA 94804-1630
Comments may also be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org Start of Public Review: October 1, 2015 End of Public Review: December 15, 2015
Plan Availability: Copies are also available for review at the following locations: Richmond Public Libraries: Main Branch 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804; Bayview Branch Library, 5100 Hartnett Ave., Richmond, CA, 94804; West Side Branch, 135 Washington Ave. Richmond, CA 94801; and City of Richmond, Planning and Building Services Department, City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA, 94804.
Community Stakholder Luncheon with UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks On Thursday, December 11, 2014, UC Berkeley hosted a lunchtime discussion with UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks about his vision for the Berkeley Global Campus (BGC) at Richmond Bay. Members of the BGC Community Working Group and other local stakeholders were invited to learn more about the University's plans for the new campus and engaged in a dialogue with Chancellor Dirks. Materials provided to participants at the luncheon are listed below. Related Materials:
Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping Meeting On Thursday, October 16, 2014, the City held a public scoping meeting for the South Shoreline Specific Plan EIR. City staff described the proposed Specific Plan, the environmental review process, and received verbal input on the final scope of the evaluation to be included in the Specific Plan EIR.
City Council Meeting - Recommended Land Use Map Presentation On Tuesday May 27, 2014, the City Council heard a presentation of the recommended land use map to be used as the basis for the completion of the Draft Richmond South Shoreline Specific Plan.
Planning Commission Meeting - Recommended Land Use Map Presentation On Thursday, April 10, 2014, the Planning Commission heard a presentation of the recommended land use map to be used as the basis for the completion of the Draft Richmond South Shoreline Specific Plan.
Third Community Workshop - Development Alternatives On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the City of Richmond held its third community meeting on the South Shoreline Specific Plan. At this meeting, the community had an opportunity to provide feedback on the refined design and land use alternatives that have been developed for the project based on previous community input.
Second Community Meeting - Initial Concepts Presentation On Wednesday, July 24, 2013, the City of Richmond held its second community meeting for the South Shoreline Specific Plan. The project team presented some initial concepts for improving multi-modal transportation access and explained how those improvements could provide the best framework for the type and distribution of future land uses in the project area including the Richmond Bay Campus and ferry service.
Kick-Off Community Workshop On Monday, June 24, 2013, the City of Richmond kicked-off the community planning process for the South Shoreline Specific Plan by hosting a community workshop at the Richmond Field Station Conference Center. The purpose of the workshop was to provide an overview of the project and gain a better understanding of the community's vision for the project area.