Hilltop Horizon
Specific Plan

The City of Richmond is embarking on an exciting opportunity to re-envision an approximately 143-acre site that consists of the Hilltop regional shopping mall and areas immediately surrounding it to the south and east through the development of the Hilltop Horizon Specific Plan. The site is located within the Hilltop Priority Development Area (PDA) and situated south of Richmond Parkway, between San Pablo Avenue and Interstate 80, in Richmond, California.


The Specific Plan will guide the development of the 143-acre site to support the City’s General Plan vision to promote the transformation of the plan area from a low-intensity auto-oriented retail center to a higher-intensity, mixed-use destination. The overarching goal of the Specific Plan is to develop a comprehensive plan to guide future development that will attract people, businesses, and investments. The intended result is to create a shovel-ready development framework to allow the revitalization of the plan area after the adoption of the Specific Plan and environmental document. The ultimate mix of uses and development program will be determined as part of the planning process that will involve and be informed by community and stakeholder engagement.

A specific plan is a regulatory planning document that implements the goals and policies of the General Plan and defines the development standards and implementation measures for a specific geographic region.

Project Timeline

Get Involved

Community participation is critical to the success of the project. We want to ensure that we understand the community’s needs, priorities, and vision for the project site. Your input will help guide us in the planning process.

The City of Richmond will gather input from the community through a series of community engagement events. This will influence the scenario planning and ultimately the selection of the preferred plan for the Hilltop Horizon development. If you cannot attend project events, documents and resources will be posted on this website so you can view on your own time.

To receive project notifications, subscribe here! We will email you process updates and opportunities to participate in project events. You are also welcome to email us anytime at hilltophorizon@ci.richmond.ca.us with questions and comments.

We look forward to your feedback on this process.



Upcoming Events

Planning Commission Study Session (Hybrid Meeting) - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

May 16, 2024 at 6:30 PM City Council Chambers @ 440 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond or via Zoom

City Council Study Session (Hybrid Meeting) - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

May 28, 2024 at 6:30 PM City Council Chambers @ 440 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond or via Zoom

Past Events

Hilltop District Neighborhood Council Meeting

May 29, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Fairmede-Hilltop Neighborhood Council Meeting

May 23, 2024 at 7:00 PM

City Council Study Session

December 5, 2023 at 6:30 PM

Planning Commission Study Session

November 16, 2023 at 6:30 PM

Community Workshop #2

November 1, 2023

Advisory Committee Meeting #2

October 26, 2023

Hilltop District Neighborhood Council Meeting

May 18, 2023

Community Survey

The survey closed on March 15, 2023, and received 472 responses.

Community Survey - Open House

March 11, 2023 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Walmart located at 1400 Hilltop Mall Road, 2nd Floor

Community Workshop #1

September 27, 2022

Advisory Committee Meeting #1

August 24, 2022

Stakeholder Interviews

Summer 2022

Fairmede Hilltop Neighborhood Council Meeting

July 28, 2022

AC Transit Interagency Liaison Committee Meeting

July 28, 2022

Hilltop District Neighborhood Council Meeting

July 20, 2022

Hilltop District Neighborhood Council Meeting

April 28, 2021

& Resources

This section includes various project documents and development materials to be shared with you throughout the process. Keep checking back here to see our progress!


We want to hear from you. Please share your thoughts and questions with us at hilltophorizon@ci.richmond.ca.us.

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