Monday, November 6, 2017

Pt. Richmond Terminal One project on agenda for Weds. Richmond DRB meeting

   UPDATE: The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the city council chambers.

RICHMOND - A public hearing on the proposed 316-unit Terminal One residential project on Dornan Drive in Point Richmond will be held Wednesday when the City of Richmond Design Review Board meets.
     The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the city council chambers at the Richmond Civic Center Plaza, not the multi-purpose room as previously announced..
Existing site of Terminal One
     The public will have the opportunity to comment on the nearly 14-acre project, but comments need to be limited to the appearance of the proposed buildings and site, architecture, construction materials and color, according to the chair of the DRB, Jonathan Livingston.
     Other issues with the proposal - which was approved by the Richmond City Council in July 2016 - need to be addressed directly to council members, Livingston said.
     The Wednesday evening session follows a one and a half-hour informational meeting Saturday at the Richmond Yacht Club. LINK: Saturday's Terminal One Meeting.
     Design issues were discussed. But many of the 100 people attending were interested in a series of serious ongoing environmental issues identified at the site, the nearly complete lack of parking along a new shoreside road and financial responsibility for a planned new public park and pier.
     The environmental issues were raised by members of the Brickyard Cove Alliance for Responsible Growth (BCARD) which has been attempting to follow the developer's attempts at monitoring and cleanup.
     A city document outlining the Terminal One project in detail can be found here: TERMINAL ONE.
     Questions about the project or comments can also be directed to city planner Lina Velasco by telephone (510-620-6841) or through email: LINA VELASCO.
     Ms. Velasco is expected to be part of the DRB meeting Wednesday night as staff.

Developer provided artist sketch of plan

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