Point Molate Mixed Use Project

Project Contact

Lina Velasco, Director of Planning and Building Services

Project Location

The Point Molate Site is located on the San Pablo Peninsula within the City, in Contra Costa County.  The Project Site is bounded by the San Francisco Bay to the west, open space parcels to the north and south, and the Chevron Richmond refinery to the east, with Potrero Ridge’s 480-foot hillsides separating these two sites.  Approximately 142 acres of the approximately 413-acre Project Site are submerged in the San Francisco Bay, leaving approximately 271 acres above water.  The Project Site is approximately 1.5 miles north of Interstate 580 (I-580) and the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, and has direct freeway access through Stenmark Drive, a City-owned roadway. 

Project Description

The Point Molate Mixed Use Project (Project) proposes a mixed-use community that would include the following required components:  open space, adaptive re-use of the historic cottages, adaptive re-use of the historic Winehaven buildings, and residential development. 

The City is the Lead Agency and will be preparing a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the project.  The City invites comments on the scope and content of the SEIR in response to the Notice of Preparation (NOP).  The NOP will be circulated for a 30-day review period.  Comments on the scope of the SEIR should focus on the potentially significant environmental effects that the Modified Project may have on the physical environment that should be addressed in the SEIR, ways in which those effects might be minimized and potential alternatives to the Modified Project that should be addressed in the SEIR. Comments on the NOP must be received in writing at the above City of Richmond mailing address to the attention of Lina Velasco, Director of Planning and Building Services, or via e-mail to lina_velasco@ci.richmond.ca.us, by 4:00 p.m. on August 12, 2019.  In addition, comments may be provided at the Public Scoping Meeting noticed below.

Public Scoping Meeting
Monday, July 29, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Council Chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804

Point Molate Scoping Meeting Presentation
Public Scoping Meeting Transcript, July 29, 2019

2011 Point Molate Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Historic Preservation Commission Public Hearing - Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 5:00 PM, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond Room

The Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Richmond will conduct a Study Session to consider:
  • Preliminary review to consider proposed L-Landmarks overlay district designation of Chinese Shrimp Camp (CA-CC-506H)
  • Input on National Register Nomination for Chinese Shrimp Camp and National Register Amendment for Winehaven Historic District (CA-CCO-422H)