Bay Crossings and Winehaven

Bay Crossings has long advocated for Richmond ferry service and, more generally, for the City of Richmond.

Bay Crossings has long advocated for Richmond ferry service and, more generally, for the City of Richmond. For more than a decade, we have stored our newspaper racks and other such items in a warehouse at Point Molate, located just alongside and to the north of the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge on the San Pablo Peninsula.

 

Point Molate was most recently a naval base that was decommissioned in the 1990s and handed over to the City of Richmond. Before that it was home to Winehaven, the pre-Prohibition center of California’s wine industry.

 

The Richmond community is grappling with vexing infrastructure challenges and competing visions for what to do with this waterfront property, the largest undeveloped such site remaining on the inner San Francisco Bay.

 

In the meantime, Bay Crossings is working with the City of Richmond to activate the space with other appropriate temporary storage users like Bay Crossings.  The goal is to forestall deterioration from vandalism and disuse.

       

Here are some of the interesting, quirky, good-hearted folks who share Bay Crossings’ love and appreciation for Richmond and the special beauty of Point Molate and Winehaven, and who are working with us on this initiative.