Use Plans for Point San Pablo Peninsula
Four major land use plans have been developed
for the entire Point San Pablo Peninsula in addition to the Reuse
Plan adopted by the Richmond City Council for former Naval
Fuel Depot Point Molate . All of them call
for completion of the San Francisco Bay Trail.
San Pablo Peninsula Open Space Study was conducted
by the City of Richmond, California State Coastal Conservancy,
Chevron, East Bay Regional Park District, Muir Heritage Land
Trust and Trails for Richmond Action Committee. The Preferred
Alternative shown above recommends that Terminal 4 should
be developed for recreational use as the key to success of an
open space plan for the Peninsula and:
new development should occur on the western side of the Peninsula
except at Point Molate,
• All remaining lands on the Bay
side of Western Drive should be protected as park lands and
upper hillsides need to be protected as permanent open space.
- The Richmond General Plan 2030 designates the former Point Molate Navy Fuel Depot area as a combination of Business/Light Industrial, Medium-Density Residential, Low- Density Residential, Open Space and Parks and Recreation to reflect the conceptual land uses in the adopted 1997 Point Molate Reuse Plan. The shoreline areas of Point San Pablo are designated as Parks and Recreation whereas the uplands are designated for Marine and Waterfront Commercial specifically to encourage uses that serve the general public such as food service, lodging, recreational services and recreational equipment rental. An overlook park should be provided in the uplands above Point San Pablo. The yacht harbor east of Point San Pablo is designated as Marine and Waterfront Commercial to promote recreational and water-oriented retail and commercial uses. The remaining areas could include open space and ecologically sensitive development to protect natural areas for recreation and habitat.
San Francisco Bay Plan Map 4 and Map 4 Policies call
for recreational uses at Point
San Pablo Terminal 4 when no longer needed as
a marine terminal. The Bay Plan states that Naval
Fuel Depot Point Molate should be developed for park use with a trail
system linking shoreline park areas with vista points in hillside
open space areas and reuse of the pier for water-oriented recreation
and incidental commercial recreation.
- East Bay Regional Park District’s Master Plan designates Point Molate as a potential Regional Shoreline park.
- The San Francisco
Bay Trail Plan adopted by the Association
of Bay Area Governments calls for a multi-use, non-vehicular
spine trail linking the Point Richmond neighborhood with the
Richmond/San Rafael Bridge with a spur
along the shoreline of the Point San Pablo Peninsula to the Point
San Pablo Yacht Harbor.