Marina Bay, Richmond, California
|Neighborhood of Richmond|
Otters on the riprap at the Richmond Marina in Marina Bay
|• Mayor||Tom Butt|
Mark DeSaulnier (D)|
Loni Hancock (D)
|• Assembly||Nancy Skinner (D)|
|• U. S. Congress||Mark DeSaulnier (D)|
|• Total||0.551 sq mi (1.43 km2)|
|• Land||0.551 sq mi (1.43 km2)|
|• Density||5,508/sq mi (2,127/km2)|
|BART Stations||Richmond, El Cerrito|
|AC Transit Bus routes||74|
Marina Bay, sometimes referred to as the "Richmond Riviera", is located in Richmond's protected Inner Harbor. It was developed in the mid-1980s in an effort to clean up what had been up to that point the defunct World War II-era Kaiser Shipyards. Marina Bay was planned as an up-scale residential waterfront community with apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and houses. The area is also home to many retail and light-industry businesses. The city considers it one of its success stories and uses it as an template for other projects. The area is served by a private water taxi service departing from the Harbormaster Dock and arriving approximately 35 minutes later next to the San Francisco Ferry Building. Current services includes twice daily morning runs and twice daily evening runs during commute hours. A full WETA Ferry serviced is slated to begin in mid-2018.
Marina Bay Yacht Harbor
The area hosts an 850-berth marina. Marina Bay Yacht Harbor is also known as Richmond Marina Bay and was built by the City of Richmond in the early 1980s. The berths are divided into four sections along the north shore: D-Dock, E-Dock, F-Dock & G-Dock (from east to west). Berth sizes range from 26' long to 61' long with several end-ties available up to 100' long. A launch ramp is available in the northwest corner of the marina.
The marina Entrance Channel (also known as the Ford Channel after the Ford Plant along its northern shore) was dredged to -12' mean lower low water in the Fall of 2011. The marina basin itself is 12' to 18' deep at MLLW, a legacy of the time when the basin was Shipyard #2 and used to construct Liberty Ships during World War II.
On the northeast corner of the bay is one of the few yacht clubs in the East Bay that offer monthly memberships and sailing lessons. Trade Winds Sailing Club
San Francisco Bay Trail
The San Francisco Bay Trail runs though the neighborhood from Point Isabel and currently ends here, although it is planned to be connected to Point Richmond and also downtown to the Richmond Greenway.
Rosie the Riveter monument
Dedicated on October 14, 2000, the area hosts the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park to honor the contributions of the American women labor force during World War II. The area the monument stands in was once known as Kaiser Shipyard #2 where women worked alongside men to construct military transport and cargo ships. The monument is a straight pathway containing inscriptions and photographs depicting that era. The length of the path is approximately the length of a Liberty Ship's keel and contains three sculptures to abstractly represent the ship's bow, steam stack, and stern.
Sister city monument
Shimada Friendship park is a monument to Shimada, Japan which is one of Richmond's sister cities.
- "California's 11th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
- "Rosie the Riveter". The Rosie the Riveter Trust. Retrieved 2007-10-25.