City Ventures, the applicant, is proposing to develop a 4.74-acre site located in the Southwest Annex neighborhood in the southern end of the City of Richmond with a landscaped residential community of 100 townhome-style condominiums. The applicant is requesting rezoning of the project property from CG – General Commercial to an RM1 – Medium Density Multi-Family Residential. At least 10 percent of the proposed new housing units would be affordable to moderate-income households. The project site is comprised of three parcels: two contiguous parcels located west of Napa Street and a separate parcel located east of Napa Street. There is existing residential development on the west side of Napa Street. This development would be retained and is not part of the proposed project. The three-story townhome-style condominiums with traditional architecture would be developed in 15 buildings ranging from triplexes to eight-plexes, separated by landscaped paseos and common open space. Five floor plans would be offered. The development will also contain amenities, including a community garden, landscaping, pathways, and small open space areas throughout the site to serve the Project residents. The project would require approval of Rezoning from CG – General Commercial to RM1 – Medium Density Multi-Family Residential, a Vesting Tentative Map (VTM), and a Design Review Permit.
A copy of the MND is available at this site. Copies are also available for review at the following locations: Richmond Public Library - Main Branch 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804 and City of Richmond, Planning and Building Services Department, City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA, 94804.
The City of Richmond intends to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the following described project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) of 1970, as amended, and the City of Richmond’s Guidelines and Procedures for Implementation of CEQA.