Community workshop to inform 145-acre ‘Hilltop Horizon Specific Plan’

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Community workshop to inform 145-acre ‘Hilltop Horizon Specific Plan’
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The City of Richmond is inviting residents to a workshop to help develop the Hilltop Horizon Specific Plan, which will guide the future development of a 145-acre area that includes the former Hilltop Mall and areas immediately surrounding it to the south and east.

The first community workshop will be held via Zoom from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. A raffle with prizes will be held for participants.

In April 2021, Prologis, a San Francisco-based real estate company specializing in warehouses and logistics properties, purchased the Hilltop Mall property for $117 million from LBG Real Estate Cos.

LBG Real Estate Cos. had acquired the site in 2017 with plans to modernize the shopping center and construct housing, office space and a hotel, among other amenities, but the company abandoned the redevelopment plans during the pandemic.

Similar to the city, Prologis has been conducting community outreach on ideas for the former mall site. According to its website revitalizeHilltop.com, Prologis aims to replace “the under-utilized old mall with a vibrant new mixed-use development that includes a variety of uses including warehouse, retail, residential, parks and community gathering spaces.”

To participate in the city’s community first workshop on Sept. 27, join on Zoom: https://bit.ly/hilltopworkshop1, or by Telephone: US: 1+ (888) 788-0099. Meeting ID is 881 7123 5361

For more information on the Hilltop Horizon Specific Plan project, visit  https://hilltophorizon.com/. Click “Sign-Up” under Notify Me on the bottom of the page to receive updates and stay informed. And contact Roberta Feliciano at [email protected] with any questions.

This city says the project is funded by a Local Early Action Planning grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development and a Priority Development Area Planning grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission/Association of Bay Area Governments.