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A Community Vision for the North Richmond Shoreline Neighborhoods
The North Richmond Shoreline should be restored and protected to provide jobs, educational
opportunities, a safe place to recreate, and a source of clean, healthy food.

A BEAUTIFUL PARK, HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS, A SCENIC PARKWAY
North Richmond Shoreline Area Neighborhood Housing & Economic Opportunity Zone

THE GOALS

Acquire land from willing sellers and convert it to parks and open space.
Connect the local communities to the shoreline with trails and overpasses at Wildcat Creek and Parchester Village. Construct a nature center in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline overlooking the North Richmond Shoreline.
Restore oysters and eelgrass in the subtidal zone.
Create community gardens to provide a source of safe, healthy, local food.

PROTECT THE SHORELINE AND THE NEIGHBORHOODS

PROTECT THE SHORELINE AND THE NEIGHBORHOODS

Development should benefit the residents, rather than displacing them
PROTECT THE SHORELINE AND THE NEIGHBORHOODS

PLAN FOR THE EXISTING COMMUNITIES TO SURVIVE

Slow enough to hire locals for job training and to infill
in abandoned sites like this single family home in the Iron Triangle
PLAN FOR THE EXISTING COMMUNITIES TO SURVIVE

THE PROBLEM

FAST HOUSING AND OUTSIDE BUSINESSES
FAST HOUSING AND OUTSIDE BUSINESSES

  • North Richmond area communities' problems are exacerbated by large-scale development.
  • In inclusionary housing only 5-15% of units are "low-income" in areas that are 100% low-income.
  • $400,000-$700,000+ tract homes aimed at the middle-class are built rapidly, often profiting a single developer outside of Richmond.
  • Families are displaced

THE SOLUTION

WORKING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS
WORKING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS
Annie's Annuals

  • Neighborhood-scale development allows for local builders, design, and ownership; Locally owned income cycles 7x within the community compared to 3x with outside ownership.
  • Renovation and construction while preserving neighborhood character.
  • Link and Enhance Existing Programs and Organizations including health, education, business, government, financing, public safety

A PILOT PLAN

LINK AND ENHANCE EXISTING PROGRAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Detailed expertise can be provided by sectors like these:

  • Redevelopment policy
  • Community VisionEnterprise zones
  • Incentive programs
  • Permit/ One-stop shop
  • Construction and business-training programs
  • First-time home-buyers programs
  • Family health services
  • Drug and alcohol counseling
  • Education
  • Adjudicated youth and parolee programs
  • Micro-loans
  • Land trusts
  • Community design clinic
  • Community law clinic
  • Neighborhood historic preservation
  • Small business development programs
  • Green job development programs
  • Local businesses
  • Elected officials
  • Neighborhood centers and organizations
  • Green Corridor
  • Community Policing


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