Thursday, September 7, 2017

Bottoms Quarry condo project up for review

   RICHMOND - The proposed Bottoms Quarry condo project on Seacliff Drive - a project of the New West Development Corporation of Las Vegas - will be up for discussion Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the City of Richmond Design Review Board.
     The meeting is open to the public and begin at 6 p.m. It will be in the multi-purpose room (basement level) at 440 Civic Center Plaza.
     The city staff contact for the project is Lina Velasco (phone - 510-620-6841, email: LINA VELASCO.)
     According to City of Richmond Planners, the project will consist of up to 200 condominiums - a mix of one, two, and three bedroom units. The buildings will be three stories with some four story elements with approximately 300 parking spaces.
     In earlier presentations to the Point Richmond Neighborhood Council the developers indicated that the project would have as many as 270 units.
    The project includes a recreation center, fitness center and swimming pool.
    "The Project may also include improvements to the right-of-way, including the addition of landscaping and lighting, and improvements to the San Francisco Bay Trail," the city staff review says.
    A general plan amendment to change the designation from Parks and Recreation to Medium Density Residential is also part of the proposal, as is a change in Richmond city zoning from Parks and Recreation to Planned Area District.
    The city is also considering letting the project exceed the legally allowed maximum building height.
    At earlier meetings a number of citizens repeatedly voiced concerns relating to safety issues of having the driveway for the project use Seacliff Drive for all outgoing and incoming traffic to the condo project.
   A link to the city notice of the Sept. 13 meeting is here: City to Review Quarry Condo Proposal.

The proposed Quarry Project, as shown on the current New West WEBSITE