ACTION ALERTS

Act Now to Complete the Point Molate Bay Trail!

After a five-hour public hearing on August 17, the City of Richmond’s Planning Commission will reconvene on Thursday, August 20 to adopt recommendations to the City Council on conditional approval of the Point Molate Mixed-Use Development Project‘s EIR and entitlements for the project, including General Plan amendments, Rezoning with a Planned Area Plan, Design Guidelines, Vesting Tentative Map and Development Agreement. TRAC needs your support by emailing Commissioners asking that they adopt the conditions of approval contained in TRAC’s August 16 letter. In summary, TRAC is requesting that developer Winehaven Legacy LLC (Suncal):

  1. Fully funds construction of 1.5 miles of Bay Trail along the entire shoreline of the City’s Point Molate property.
  2. Completes the Bay Trail and 35 acres of shoreline park as as part of the development’s first phase.
  3. Contributes $1.0 million toward the $3.3 million cost of connecting the Bay Trail spine at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge with the Bay Trail at Point Molate.
  4. Doesn’t include facilities such as tot lots and neighborhood parks embedded in residential areas toward satisfying the requirement that at least 70% of the 276-acre property must be developed and maintained as parks and open space.

Clicking on the button below will set up an email for you to send to the Commission with your personal edits to a suggested message.

For more details, see Staff’s agenda report for the August 17 Planning Commission meeting.

TRAC greatly appreciates your continuing support!

Be sure to paste in message below with your personal edits plus your name and address! NOTE: If the email button above does not work properly, just send your message to TRAC (tracbaytrail@earthlink.netand we’ll gladly forward it. Thank you!

SUGGESTED MESSAGE:

Subject: Bay Trail Conditions for Point Molate Mixed-Use Project

Dear Chair Tucker and Commissioners,

When you meet on August 20, please adopt TRAC’s recommended conditions of approval for the  Point Molate Mixed-Use Project. These conditions will ensure that developer Winehaven Legacy LLC (Suncal):

  1. Fully funds construction of 1.5 miles of Bay Trail along the entire shoreline of the City’s Point Molate property.
  2. Completes the Bay Trail and 35 acres of shoreline park as as part of the development’s first phase.
  3. Contributes $1.0 million toward the $3.3 million cost of connecting the Bay Trail spine at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge with the Bay Trail at Point Molate.
  4. Doesn’t include facilities such as tot lots and neighborhood parks embedded in residential areas toward satisfying the requirement that at least 70% of the 276-acre property must be developed and maintained as parks and open space.

These conditions are necessary to ensure that the project will benefit all of those who live, work and play in Richmond. 

Sincerely,

Name & Address

contact information for richmond, CA Elected officials

Name Address Phone
Tom Butt, Mayor
tom.butt@intres.com
235 East Scenic Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
236-7435 (W)
237-2084 (H)
Demnlus Johnson III, Councilmember
demnlus_johnson@ci.richmond.ca.us
440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond 94804  
Eduardo Martinez, Councilmember
eduardomartinezrichmond@gmail.com
P.O. Box 5252,
Richmond, CA 94805
712-4934
Nat Bates, Councilmember
natbates@comcast.net
440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond 94804  
Jael Myrick, Councilmember
jael_myrick@ci.richmond.ca.us
27 Maine Ave
Richmond, CA 94804
620-6636
Ben Choi, Councilmember
ben.wb.choi@gmail.com
163 Bayside Court
Richmond, CA 94804
378-0318
Melvin Willis, Councilmember
mrmelvinwillis@gmail.com
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
412-2050

Richmond City Council Meetings
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza. 
CLICK HERE
 for agendas. Televised on KCRT, Channel 28

contact information for richmond, CA Elected officials

Tom Butt, Mayor
tom.butt@intres.com

235 East Scenic Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

236-7435 (W)
237-2084 (H)

Demnlus Johnson III, Councilmember
demnlus_johnson@ci.richmond.ca.us

440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond 94804

Eduardo Martinez, Councilmember
eduardomartinezrichmond@gmail.com

P.O. Box 5252,
Richmond, CA 94805

712-4934

Nat Bates, Councilmember
natbates@comcast.net

440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond 94804

Jael Myrick, Councilmember
jael_myrick@ci.richmond.ca.us

27 Maine Ave
Richmond, CA 94804

620-6636

Ben Choi, Councilmember
ben.wb.choi@gmail.com

378-0318
163 Bayside Court
Richmond, CA 94804

Melvin Willis, Councilmember
mrmelvinwillis@gmail.com

440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804

412-2050

Richmond City Council Meetings
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza. 
CLICK HERE
 for agendas. Televised on KCRT, Channel 28

Individual Email Addresses of Planning Commissioners and City Staff

Planning Commissioners

Director of Community Development
Lina Velasco: lina_velasco@ci.richmond.ca.us

Planning Commissioners
David Tucker, Chair: dtuckercompany@gmail.com
Andrew Butt, Vice Chair: andrew.butt@intres.com
Jen Loy: jenloy@berkeley.edu
Nancy Baer: nbaer48@yahoo.com
Yu-Hsiang (Michael) Huang : michael_huang@gensler.com

TRAC: tracbaytrail@earthlink.net

Individual Email Addresses of Design review board members

Jonathan Livingston, Chair: jlivingston7096@gmail.com
Michael Hanna, Vice Chair: michaelhannah@gmail.com
Kim Butt: thekimbutt@gmail.com
Brian Carter: brianpscarter@gmail.com
Jessica Fine: jessicasharonfine@gmail.com
Macy Leung: macy.m.leung@gmail.com
Karlyn Neel: karlynneel@gmail.com

Do you want to help complete the Bay Trail in Richmond?
If so, this page will tell you when action is needed. Typically this will take the form of attending public meetings or sending emails to elected officials and government agencies asking their support for completing the Bay Trail in Richmond. Email TRAC asking to be added to the Richmond Bay Trail Network if you would like to be informed of such opportunities.