Saturday, March 4, 2017

PRNC meeting set for March 15 to discuss impacts of proposed 270-unit condo project

   POINT RICHMOND - A special Point Richmond Neighborhood Council meeting to discuss the proposed Bottoms Quarry project - a 270-unit condo/town house project on Seacliff Drive will be Weds., March 15, PRNC president David Schoenthal announced Friday.
     The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Point Richmond Community Center and is open to the public. The meeting is scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m.
    The project was discussed Weds., Feb 22 by the PRNC, at which time members asked for full meeting to discuss the project's impacts on the community.
     The condo project has been proposed by the New West Development Corporation of Las Vegas, recent purchasers of 18.4 acres of land.
     Only six of those acres are proposed for development at this time.
     At the February PRNC meeting, developer Todd Floyd said the new Richmond-to-San Francisco ferry - slated to begin service in January of 2018 - prompted the company to purchase the land and move ahead with a development.
     In addition to the normal city processes for review - including a full environmental impact report - the project will also require that the general plan designation be changed along with a rezoning from parks and recreation use.
     At the February meeting, many resident concerns centered around traffic, particular with the proposed ingress and egress on Seacliff Drive.
     Some concern was also voiced about the cumulative effect of adding this project to two already approved developments yet to be constructed - Terminal One and the Shea Homes project.
     The combined projected increase in traffic from those two projects will be approximately 3,000 vehicle trips per day.
     A New West spokesman said that a full traffic analysis would be part of the application process for city approval.