VISION
We are building a community authored plan for the future of one of the last remaining undeveloped headlands in the San Francisco Bay Area - Point Molate.

Our mission seeks to convert the former Navy fuel depot into a sustainable rejuvenation of important historical aspects of Pt. Molate with protection and restoration of its rare native species and supporting habitat.

A true 'people's' gathering place to enjoy the wonders of the SF Bay Area, celebrate and display local craft, fruits of the earth, as well as global cultural infusion, and a place for multiple generations to learn and develop tomorrow's sustaining technologies.
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CITIZENS FOR A SUSTAINABLE POINT MOLATE            |           P.O. BOX 71212, RICHMOND, CA. 94807           |               info@cfspm.org
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CITY OF RICHMOND SETTLES SUIT WITH UPSTREAM LLC AND GUIDIVILLE BAND OF POMO INDIANS
- Settlement includes development rights for a minimum of 670 housing units
- Settlement includes development rights for a minimum of 670 housing units
- Settlement terms reached behind closed doors with no public review of terms
An agreement to enter a settlement to the long standing litigation between the City of Richmond (defendants) and Upstream LLC - and Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians (plaintiffs) was entered into judgement on April 12, 2018.  The agreement terms provide for extensive residential development, and were considered prior to the land at Pt. Molate being zoned, or completion of a public process for input on Pt. Molate's future. 

The settlement was negotiated behind closed doors in a series of closed sessions with the Richmond City Council and the settlement entered into judgement before consideration in open session.

Despite years of study and analysis of the viability of housing developments at Pt. Molate indicating that there simply is inadequate access and infrastructure to support large scale development, at the urging of certain individuals and daunted with threats of large scale risk for non-settlement, the City Council voted to adopt the settlement.

The land use determination process was never fulfilled for Pt. Molate, yet the settlement allows for residential development across three determined parcels and allows for payment of a modest in lieu development fee, nearly precluding any hope of affordable housing.

ADOPT-A-BEACH
AT PT. MOLATE
In partnership with the City of Richmond, CFSPM is sponsoring the Pt. Molate Beach Park Adopt-a-Beach program.  Be a part of this effort to keep the beach ship shape, and provide vital monitoring data to our partners. 

CFSPM and the City of Richmond Parks Dept. will be sponsoring cleanup days and providing adopt-a-beach caretaker training throughout 2017/2018 season.

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CFSPM ON RECENT COURT RULINGS
CFSPM was disappointed that the Richmond City Council voted to accept the settlement proposal on April 3, setting the wheels in motion for large scale housing development and profit sharing with Upstream LLC.

Upstream benefits with and upfront loaded,  large scale financial payout, and the ability to purchase the property parcels (3) for $1 each if a 4 year time table is not met. 
LAST CHANCE TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY INPUT - Pt. Molate Visioning

-  Final workshop to develop a preferred concept - Workshop #3 - to take place Monday August 27th, 2018 from 5 to 9PM - Richmond Memorial Auditorium at 403 Civic Center Plaza.   Directions can be found here.
This will be your last chance during the City of Richmond sponsored events to voice your preferences for land use at Pt. Molate. Dinner and spanish translation will be provided.  Pt. Molate needs to equitably serve the entire community. Share CRSPM's vision to:

  • Save Point Molate and its majestic ecology as a public benefit for all.
  • Restore Winehaven Village as a commercial, educational, and historic district.
  • Maintain the existing beach park and expand parklands to include trails, hiking and camping.
  • Create educational and recreational opportunities for the community.
  • Focus housing development in the City Center at public transportation locales - where it is needed and where supporting infrastructure already exists.
Point Molate Beach Park
The final community workshop to determine future Pt. Molate land uses will take place Monday August 27, 2018. This workshop will summarize the concepts collected from the community in the two previous workshops and provide an opportunity to supply feedback on a final concept.  The workshop will include a forum on site infrastructure needs, transportation, and financing.
Please RSVP for this important workshop here.
If you cannot attend Workshop #3, please make your preferences known through the interactive tools at the City of Richmond's Pt. Molate Visioning website.