The City has identified the need to restore actively eroding portions of the shoreline at Point Molate Beach Park. Continual coastal wave and tidal action is causing a loss of park area; the coastal erosion is more prominent and severe at the north end of Beach Park, where the bluff is higher. Severe undercutting is present near the broken culvert located near the northern end of the project area. The erosion is also threatening the alignment of the approved San Francisco Bay Trail (Bay Trail). Left unchecked, this erosion will continue to encroach upon the Bay Trail route, park facilities, trees, cultural resources, and open space. To protect existing recreational facilities and transportation infrastructure located along the shoreline, the proposed project would construct revetments required to support coastal-dependent uses (public beaches, the bike/pedestrian trail, and shoreline public park).
City of Richmond has prepared a draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for environmental review of 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.
Review and Comment Period: Comments on the MND shall be sent in writing and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on November 9, 2020, at the following address or email:
City of Richmond
Community Development Department
450 Civic Center Plaza, P.O. Box 4046
Richmond, CA 94804