The latest and seemingly only move in the City of Richmond’s efforts to develop and revitalize the Point Morate coastline is taking place in the Contra Costa County Superior Court.
On June 9, Winehaven Legacy LLC’s legal counsel, who was poised to build thousands of homes in a permanently postponed $ 45 million project, said ownership of 270 acres of real estate would be transferred. We asked court authorities to give a temporary injunction to prevent it. ..
According to court documents, the short-term order was granted on the same day.
After the Richmond City Council voted on May 17, the land will now be sold to the Pomo Indian Guidiville tribe and its developer, Upstream Point Morate LLC, for $ 400. Shatter Winehaven’s plans Build 1,450 homes and 400,000 square feet of commercial space.
The land sale of the bargain Outlined in 2018 Federal Settlement AgreementAfter suing the city in 2012 for rejecting a proposal by the tribe to build a mega-casino complex “with more slot machines than all casinos on the south shore of Lake Tahoe” in Point Morate.
Winehaven is suing for feeling that their project, first approved in September 2020, was maliciously and illegally killed.
Garrett O’Keefe, a tribal and upstream lawyer, told the press that Winehaven’s request and short-term detention order were “expected.”
“This is normal until (the court) has the opportunity to assess the issue after a more complete briefing between the city and Wine Haven,” O’Keefe said.
Mr O’Keefe said he was still waiting to receive an order from the city on Thursday, but will return to court for a hearing on this issue within the next 30 days.
These latest legal documents are by Winehaven Proceedings for $ 20 million in damages And the right to buy the renowned coastline assets.
According to the complaint on page 19, Irvine-based developers determined whether the council acted maliciously and violated the agreement when the jury voted 5-2 in May. I would like to prevent the plan to activate Point Morate from proceeding. It served as a former naval fuel depot, a vast winery, and a centuries-old fishing paradise. The Winehaven proceedings allege that the November 2020 elections created a majority of new councils “engaged in prolonged delays and stall tactics” that led to the unraveling of the development agreement.
The four council members who voted against this project, known as the Richmond Progressive Alliance, did not believe that Wine Haven could complete the project without the need for more city funding. ..
According to court documents, Wine Haven and the city will appear in court in a proceeding on September 19.
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