Cherry Blossom Row


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Richmond
Document Title
Cherry Blossom Row
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
vacant, material storage
Document Description
The applicant, City Ventures, is proposing to develop a 4.74-acre site comprised of three parcels (two adjacent) located in the Southwest Annex neighborhood in the southern end of the City of Richmond with a landscaped residential community of 100 townhome-style condominiums. The three-story condominiums with abstract traditional architecture would be developed in 15 buildings ranging from triplexes to eight-plexes, separated by landscaped paseos and common open space. Five three- and four-bedroom floor plans would be offered. Each unit would have an enclosed two-car garage on the ground floor, second-floor deck, and ground-floor patio. The homes would be fully electric, powered by roof-mounted solar panels that would provide approximately 2.5 kilowatts/home. The project would require approval of a Vesting Tentative Map (VTM) by the City Council pursuant to Article 15.04.704 of the Richmond Municipal Code. The VTM would merge the adjacent western parcels, then subdivide the entire site as a two-lot subdivision for 100 townhouse-style condominiums. Within 24 months of the approval of a Vesting Tentative Tract Map, the project would require filing of a Final Subdivision Map, to be approved by the Planning Commission. The applicant is requesting rezoning of the project property from CG – General Commercial to an RM1 – Medium Density Multi-Family Residential district pursuant to Article 15.04.814 of the Richmond Municipal Code.

Contact Information

Emily Carroll
Agency Name
City of Richmond
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Contra Costa
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Dalai Lama Avenue at San Joaquin Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
507-251-015, 507-251-020, 507-251-021
State Highways
I-80, I-580, SR 123
Union Pacific RR, BART
Fairmont Elementary School, Stege Elementary School, others
San Francisco Bay, Cerrito Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Townhome-style condominiums)(Units 100, Acres 4.74)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Noise


State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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