North Richmond Specific Plan will be prepared over the next 2 years.
The project will be accomplished in the following phases:
Phase 1: Defining the Issues and Assumptions
Phase 2: Exploring Alternatives
Phase 3-A: Preparing and Adopting the Specific Plan
Phase 3-B: Preparing and Certifying the Environmental Impact Report
Phase 1 – Defining Issues and Assumptions: This phase involves
gathering relevant background information, analyzing the physical
characteristics of the planning area, summarizing the planning
history and regulatory context and determining the residential
and business community’s attitudes towards future growth
and development in the planning area.
Phase 2 - Exploring Alternatives: During
this phase three conceptual land use alternatives will be developed.
Various scenarios for future redevelopment of the project area
including land use alternatives related to circulation, open space,
community facilities and revitalization. Economic
development will be explored with the community as well as a
discussion on the merits and challenges of each alternative. A
preferred land use alternative that is supported by the community
will be the outcome of this phase.
Phase 3-A – Preparing and Adopting
the Specific Plan: This phase will involve fully developing the
preferred alternative into a comprehensive North Richmond Specific
Plan in accordance with all state requirements. This phase will
be completed concurrently with Phase 3-B.
Phase 3-B - Preparing
and Certifying the Environmental Impact Report: This phase will involve the preparation
and certification of an EIR in support of the North Richmond