Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley will hold a Richmond community workshop Thursday evening at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. The workshop is intended to engage the Richmond community in a discussion of what they would like to see at the proposed Richmond Bay Campus, preferred site for the Lab’s second campus. “We would like the community to tell us how they think the site could be best developed, and we also want to hear their ideas and suggestions for how we should engage with the community and in what areas,” said Sam Chapman, the Lab’s manager of state and community relations. Any interested Lab staff are invited to attend. See flier here.
The program for the evening will include opening remarks by Lab and UCB leadership, presentation by an architect on site character and possible development approaches, invitation for community questions and suggestions and a number of tables staffed by UCB and the Lab devoted to topics such as: sustainability, site character, transportation, remediation, hiring and purchasing, and education and community benefits. “We want this workshop to expand our dialogue with the Richmond community and be the first of a number of community meetings where we present ideas and hear directly from community members. It’s intended to start a conversation which we will continue in coming months and years,” Chapman said.