Marina Bay Waterfront RFQ/P

First Round Proposal Submission Deadline Extended Until: Monday,
September 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PST)

Fm Parcel aerial without parking lot


Develop a mixed-use project on several waterfront parcels formerly owned by the Richmond Community Redevelopment Agency. This opportunity site is located in the City’s Marina Bay neighborhood, situated on the waterfront adjacent to existing residential, marina and commercial/light industrial uses. Past conceptual development plans envisioned relocating a portion of the current boat lot and constructing a high-density residential community on the site. A standalone, full-service restaurant would occupy the southern portion of the site and the esplanade would be lined with small-scale, neighborhood serving marine-related businesses housed in a series of detailed structures reminiscent of waterfront communities such as Seaside, FL, Monterey, CA, or Martha’s Vineyard, MA. 

Download the Notice of Development Opportunity (RFQ/P) 

The Notice of Development Opportunity and all attachments can be accessed at the links below.       

Notice of Development Opportunity (RFQ/P) 
Attachment 1: Aerial Site Photo 
Attachment 2: Draft Livable Corridors Form-Based Code
Attachment 3: Plat Map
Addendum: Dedicated Parking for Marina Use
Please note: The existing parking lot that has been highlighted in the attached image (below) is intended to support marina use. Submittals for development of the FM parcel may propose relocation and reconfiguration of marina related parking; however, adequate capacity must be maintained and located within a reasonable distance of the dock area. 

Attachment 1: Dedicated Parking for Marina Use
Fm parcel aerial attachment 1 with lot update

Informational Tour & Meeting

An optional, informational tour of the site and the City of Richmond will be provided by the City’s Planning Director for prospective developers on Thursday, August 4 from 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm. Tours will depart from the Richmond City Hall lobby, located at 450 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond, CA 94804. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Mike Uberti at no later than Friday, July 29, 2016 by 5:00 pm.

All interested developers are invited to attend an optional, informational meeting held on Monday, August 15, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Richmond Room (First Floor), City Hall Building, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804. 


Please submit your questions regarding this Request for Qualifications and Proposals by using the Form below.  Answers to questions received during the previous work week will be posted publicly at by 5:00 pm each Monday.

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Answers to the Questions

Administrative Questions may be submitted via email to Richard Mitchell at and Mike Uberti at
What will be the process for getting residential approved?  Apts vs condos?  What do you the think the community's sentiment is toward residential?

"Residential" is an allowed use in the General Plan's “Major Activity Center” designation, as part of a mixed use development; the primary intended use of the FM parcel is described in the RFQ-RFP. Interested developers may include residential uses in their proposed projects. The ability of the proposal to integrate new uses into the existing community will strongly influence community response. The Marina Bay Neighborhood Council meets regularly and can be contacted through the City Manager’s Office.