Capital Improvement Projects


A major part of revitalizing the community can be accomplished by improving the surrounding infrastructure. Addressing the community's major infrastructure needs will help provide quality and affordable housing, quality educational facilities and safer, more attractive spaces for community use. Currently, NURVE is focusing on the following capital improvement projects:

Nystrom Map

Martin Luther King Community Center and Park

  • Located on a 12-acre site directly adjacent to Nystrom Elementary School 
  • Completed park renovations include a new baseball diamond, track and field, and basketball court, all constructed with the help of local pro-sports teams
  • MLK Community Center plans have been drafted, but further funding is required for renovation completion

Sidewalk and Streetscape Improvements

  • City of Richmond financed and managed the improvement of street frontage of MLK Community Center and Park\
  • Further street calming measures include the creation of a sidewalk travel route from MLK Park to the Richmond Greenway via the Safe Routes to Schools project 

Maritime Center

  • Richmond Housing Authority oversaw this completed $9 million renovation 
  • New Maritime Center includes the Maritime Historic Center for Working Families, exhibits of the Rosie the Riverter WWII Home Front National Historic Park, The Richmond Community Foundation, part of the Richmond College Prep Charter School, community and office space

Nystrom Elementary School Project Site

  • The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Project consists of the modernization of Nystrom Elementary 
  • Over $30 million of Measure J School Bond funds have been allocated for this renovation
  • A brand new multi-purpose center has been constructed and the complete renovation of Nystrom Elementary will be completed August 2016

Nystrom Village Revitalization Project

  • Richmond Housing Authority will lead this $160 million renovation with funding from public and private sources
  • Plans to convert four blocks of WWII housing from public housing rentals to a combination of over 400 homeownership, tax credit, market rate and public housing rentals are in place
  • Five original WWII residences will be preserved and converted into non-profit and museum space

MLK Park Parade

Nystrom MLK March

MLK Park Basketball Court

Basketball Court MLK Park