BEAUTIFUL PARK, HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS, A SCENIC PARKWAY
North Richmond Shoreline Area Neighborhood Housing & Economic
|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
Development should benefit the residents, rather
than displacing them
PLAN FOR THE EXISTING COMMUNITIES
Slow enough to hire locals for job training and to infill
sites like this single family home in the Iron Triangle
FAST HOUSING AND OUTSIDE BUSINESSES
- North Richmond area communities' problems are exacerbated by
- 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
WORKING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS
- 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
LINK AND ENHANCE EXISTING
PROGRAMS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Detailed expertise can be provided
by sectors like these:
- Enterprise zones
- Incentive programs
- Construction and business-training programs
- Family health services
and alcohol counseling
youth and parolee programs
- Community design clinic
- Neighborhood historic preservation
business development programs
- Green job development
- Local businesses
- Elected officials
centers and organizations
- Green Corridor
Photos: R. Freeman Design: J
Del Arroz, R. Freeman