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There’s room to grow in Richmond. Richmond’s Real Estate Division is a resource for brokers and developers. We will work one-on-one with you and your clients to provide business assistance, acres of space to locate and expand, and access to unparalleled transportation connections and a growing economy.

We are ambitious and want to work with you and your clients to find the right opportunity with us here in Richmond.

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AB-1486 Surplus Lands Act

On October 27, 2020, the City Manager’s Office, Economic Development Division, presented to the Richmond City Council City Staff’s methodology for adhering to AB-1486 Surplus Lands Act (SLA). The California Surplus Land Act states that on or before December 31 of each year, a local agency shall make an inventory of all land held, owned, or controlled by it or any of its departments, agencies, or authorities to determine what land, if any, is in excess of its foreseeable needs. Additionally, SLA requires that the City declare specific parcels as “Surplus Lands” and must dispose of the properties by adhering to procedures set out in AB-1486.

Properties were determined to be Surplus by the Richmond City Council during a regular public meeting on December 22, 2020, the properties will be available for bids to develop low-to-moderate income housing. Any organization interested in participating in this process should review the following pages and documents:

  1. Surplus Lands Stakeholder Meeting - Slide Deck
  2. October 27, 2020 – AB-1486 Staff Report
  3. October 27, 2020 – Richmond City Council Meeting Video
  4. December 22, 2020 - Surplus Lands Agenda Packet
  5. Approved Resolution for Surplus Lands
  6. HCD – Public Lands for Affordable Housing Development Webpage
  7. HCD - Developer Interest - Local Agency Surplus Land
  8. Contra Costa County Assessor Office – Interactive map
For questions, contact Thomas Omolo at email or call (510) 620-5560.

Richmond Ferry Terminal

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On January 10, 2019, Richmond further expanded the city’s tradition of being an innovative transportation hub by working in collaboration with the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) to  establish a new ferry route between San Francisco Ferry Terminal and the newly constructed ferry terminal in the City of Richmond. Passengers will embark/disembark at the San Francisco terminal and at the terminal on the Ford Peninsula on the City of Richmond's southern waterfront at 1453 Harbour Way South. The terminal is approximately 1.5 miles south of the Richmond downtown core, and will connect Richmond passengers to San Francisco in approximately 30 minutes.

The ferry has shepherded over 100,000 commuters, with 95% of the riders using the service rather than commutiing across the Bay Bridge. The four morning and two afternoon ferries will depart to San Francisco every weekday with two morning and four afternoon ferries returning back to the Richmond Ferry terminal.

Ferry Fare: A one-way, adult fare is $9, or $6.75 with a Clipper card. Youth between the ages of 5 and 18, seniors aged 65 and over, and disabled passengers pay $4.50. Kids under 5 years old are free.

Parking: There is free parking with 362 spaces.

Public Transit:
 AC Transit’s 74 bus stops in front of the ferry terminal and Richmond BART station. The 74 bus runs every half-hour, arriving approximately 10 minutes before the ferry departs. The travel time between the Richmond BART station and the ferry terminal is roughly 10 minutes.  There’s a $2.25 discount for riders who take the bus to and/or from the ferry.

 Standard bike racks and BikeLink lockers will be available at the terminal. In addition, there will be at least 20 spots for bikes on the ferry.

For more information, please visit WETA’s Richmond Ferry Terminal and for current media please check out Mercury News  and East Bay Times.

Current Development Projects

The City of Richmond is experiencing significant growth, with hundreds of housings units currently in the pipeline. Please view our Development Projects Overview to see the variety of projects currently in development.

Affordable Housing Developments in Richmond

Please view the map of Affordable Housing Developments in Richmond 2018 and the Affordable Housing in Richmond Matrix 2018 for the locations and names of all of the affordable housing developments in Richmond.

Affordable Housing Developments in Richmond 2018


Affordable Housing in Richmond Matrix 2018

Affordable Housing Matrix 12_8_18

Shea Homes Waterline: 60 units

Shea Homes Bottoms Project

Terminal 1 Residential Community: 334 units

Terminal One

Opportunity Sites

The City of Richmond owns a number of Opportunity Sites, and represent a small portion of the acres of developable space within the city. Please visit the City's Opportunity Sites webpage to view current and upcoming RFP/Q's for City sites.

Business and Economic Development

Interested in incentives and opportunities to bring your business to Richmond? The City of Richmond offers resources and staff to help new and growing businesses of all sizes. Please visit our Business Development webpage to find out more information.

Businesses Choosing Richmond

Businesses continue to recognize Richmond as the best choice to locate and expand. Below is a small sample of nationally recognized businesses that call Richmond home.

Interested in incentives and opportunities to bring your business to Richmond? The City of Richmond offers resources and staff to help new and growing businesses of all sizes. Please visit our Business Development webpage to find out more information.

Businesses in Richmond include:

  • Amazon
  • Blue Apron
  • Hello Fresh
  • Mountain Hardware
  • Restoration Hardware
  • Sun Power
  • UPS
  • Whole Foods
  • William Sonoma