Richmond Bay Campus Long Range Development Plan Community Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:00-9:00 PM
Richmond Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
The University of California is currently preparing a Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) for the Richmond Bay Campus (University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory second campus) that will guide campus development through 2050. A community workshop concerning this Long Range Development Plan will take place on Thursday, June 20 th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the Richmond Auditorium. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to hear a presentation concerning the status of the project. Doors open at 6:30 PM and Spanish translation will be provided.
In order for us to plan accordingly for the estimated number of attendees, we request that you please RSVP at http://lrdp.eventbrite.com/ . This greatly assists us in preparing for the meeting logistics.
You can access existing environmental documents at http://richmondbaycampus.lbl.gov/environmental_documents.html
Richmond Bay Campus
The University of California (UC) Richmond Field Station has been selected as the preferred site for the second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and University of California, Berkeley. LBNL and UC have commenced the environmental review process, with expected completion in 2016. The Long Term Development Plan for the site is planning to accommodate up to 5.4 million square feet of modern research and development facilities and 10,000 people phased in over 40-years.
The development of the Richmond Bay Campus in Richmond’s Southern Gateway will serve as a center for innovation, catalyst for other research facilities – public and private to support broader economic revitalization locally and regionally, accelerating scientific innovation, leading to technology transfer and commercialization, and creating new jobs. The development of the Richmond Bay Campus has been described as a transformative, once-in-a-lifetime event for the East Bay. The City of Richmond seeks to intentionally capture the economic benefits of the Richmond Bay Campus. Opportunities for the City of Richmond to leverage the economic benefits of the Richmond Bay Campus are in developing an organized local supply chain, including workforce, goods, and services, that can support bioscience companies. It includes developing and nurturing a commercial network focused on LBNL’s primary science and related workforce activities, and in branding and advertising the City of Richmond as a place of national prominence in the bioscience sector. It also includes tapping into UC and LBNL’s broader research mission to improve local educational opportunities for Richmond’s youth in partnership with West Contra Costa County Unified School District.
The proposed first phase of development is being planned up to 300,000 square feet for LBNL bioscience consolidation, with a potential total of 800,000 square feet. The possible uses include: bioscience labs, offices, food service, multi-purpose conference space, and parking. The start of operation is expected between 2017-2020 .
City of Richmond Contacts
Sam Chapman, Manager of Community Relations, (510) 486-6536, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Contacts
University of California, Berkeley