A Project for the Greater Community
There are few development efforts that have at their core a philosophy to uplift the community. With Upstream’s leadership in designing the Project and team, the Point Molate project is a collaboration between the people of Richmond and the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians Tribal government. These two communities hold core values of achieving better lives for themselves and each other. With project financing from a second California Indian Tribe that shares those experiences and values, the project team has put into print its core philosophy on how the Project will be designed and operated:
- The Point Molate project will leverage development investment and returns to achieve multiple social, community, environmental, and open space objectives, including extending the Bay Trail system, preserving two-thirds of the Site as open space, restoring native plant communities and habitat, and opening up access to diverse users.
- A healthy project will contribute revenue, jobs, and educational opportunities to a better future for Richmond. A stronger Richmond will create a better environment for the Project.
- Leadership in environmental and social citizenship will strengthen the Guidiville Pomos’ sense of pride and belonging. The presence of a functioning tribal government will contribute to the culture and historic rootedness of the communities of the Bay Area.
- Design for exceptional performance as a green development will contribute to the aspiration of Richmond and the region to be a leader in the field of green technologies.