RICHMOND, Calif. – Yesterday at a news conference, SunCal announced plans for completing the community’s vision for Point Molate, a 271-acre site formerly home to the Richmond Navy Fuel Depot. The developer was joined by Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, local labor leaders and workers, and local business and community organizations as they outlined the plan details and significant benefits to the community.
“It’s important that we open Point Molate for a lot of reasons,” said Mayor Tom Butt, “One of them is to create jobs, one of them is to preserve the habitat out here, and another one is to make this place available to the public. The public has been locked out of here for 25 years.”
Last year, SunCal was selected by the Richmond City Council to build a plan established through years of community input by the City of Richmond and residents following closure of the Richmond Navy Fuel Depot. SunCal’s plan is consistent with the community’s vision for Point Molate, which includes cleaning up decades of industrial use and transforming it into an open space preserve with miles of trails, a historic mixed-use space and a wide range of homes for Richmond families.