The beautiful hills that overlook the future regional park on the former Concord Naval Weapons Station are under threat.
Last month, Pittsburg’s Planning Commission voted 4-3 to recommend that the City Council approve Seeno’s Faria project (which includes 1,500 houses) despite the opposition of environmentalists and hillside preservationists. More than 120 letters and comments from agencies such as the East Bay Regional Park District, environmentalist groups, residents, and others were read during the meeting.
This project would include up to 1,500 homes on 341 acres with another 265 acres for open space. The homes would be zoned for single-family residential with a 4,000-square-foot minimum lot size.
This project lies outside the current city urban limit line—the boundary, that marks the outer limit beyond which urban development will not be allowed—and would require an amendment to the City’s General Plan and pre-zoning designations. We need your help to stop this development!
Your input can help stop this project! If the City Council gets the message that Pittsburg residents don’t want this project, it’ll be harder for them to approve it. This project will go before the City Council for a final decision on Monday, August 24th at 5 p.m. (meeting agenda here) so if you live in Pittsburg, please send an email to the City Council today with just a few easy clicks below (and if you don’t live there, but you know someone who does, please share this link with them and ask them to take action).
Out of all Bay Area counties, Contra Costa County has the most land at risk of being consumed by sprawl development according to our At Risk 2017 report. There are currently 62,000 total acres at risk, including 20,000 acres that are likely to be developed in the next 10 years.
We need to do our part to address the housing crisis, but placing this many homes far from transit, jobs, and other amenities is not the way to do it. Other cities in the Bay Area treat their hills as amenities and seek to protect them because they increase the environmental health and overall wellbeing of their residents. Pittsburg residents deserve the same. Make your voice heard now.
If the Faria project is approved, it would negatively impact a huge new park right on Pittsburg’s doorstep. Please make your voice heard by submitting comments to the Pittsburg City Council using the form above.