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  Point Molate Scoping Meeting Monday, July 29, 6:00 PM
July 27, 2019

Point Molate Mixed Used Project Public Scoping Meeting

The City has scheduled a Public Scoping Meeting to receive input on the appropriate scope of the environmental review for the Point Molate Mixed-Use Project.

The City will consider all comments, written and oral, in determining the final scope of the evaluation to be included in the SEIR. The Public Scoping Meeting will take place on Monday, July 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the City of Richmond Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804.

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 is 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.

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 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 Project that should be addressed in the SEIR.

Comments on the NOP must be received in writing at the City of Richmond mailing address to the attention of Lina Velasco, Director of Planning and Building Services, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804, or via e-mail to, by 4:00 p.m. on August 12, 2019.  Also, comments may be provided at the Public Scoping Meeting.