|Envision Point Richmond
April 17, 2002
All are invited to the “Envision Point Richmond” workshop described below. This could serve as a model for other Richmond neighborhoods to begin to shape their future and therefore may be of interest to neighborhood activists city-wide.
You are invited to attend the first
community workshop for ENVISION POINT RICHMOND! on Saturday April 20th,
2002 from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. This business and community forum will be
held at the Quality Inn, located at 915 West Cutting in Point Richmond.
The event is being underwritten through a grant provided by the Point
Richmond Business Association as part of The PRIDE Fund. If you own
property or a business in the Point, do not miss this opportunity to
help create a vibrant, sustainable business community!
Quite simply, it is to discuss in an open community forum, the dreams
and visions for the future of downtown Point Richmond, and lay the seeds
for a ‘Town Strategy.’ To the casual observer, it may appear that the
health of the business community is strong, with several new buildings
under construction and the recent grand opening of the new restaurant
Suzhou. These are encouraging developments, but there is still a lack of
strong foot traffic, particularly in the evening and weekend daytime
hours. Planned retail construction in Marina Bay has the potential to
erode market share for some Point businesses. Point Richmond is blessed
with a very walkable downtown that includes an eclectic mix of
businesses within a rich historical setting. Should this mix remain the
same? Should there be more retail and less office at the ground floor,
and what about parking? Should there be more housing opportunities? TELL
US YOUR VISION!
• To understand what makes small communities like the Point successful
The Workshop results will be summarized in a small report available
through the Point Richmond Business Association. A Committee of the
Association will be charged with moving the recommendations of the
vision ideas forward.
Please fill in the enclosed questionnaire and return to us with the
self-addressed stamped envelope. On behalf of the ENVISION POINT
RICHMOND! Steering Committee, we look forward to your attendance at this
important community event.