Urge Concord to Support Affordable Homes
For over a decade, Greenbelt Alliance has worked to protect 2,200 acres of the East Bay’s former Concord Naval Weapons Station—an area double the size of Golden Gate Park—while encouraging a long-planned 13,000-unit housing development. The development will provide 25% affordable housing, making a dramatic impact on our regional housing crisis. But all of this could disappear this week if the Concord City Council is not able to finalize a project proposal with the master developer.
The Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project provides the kind of climate-smart, transit-oriented development that the Bay Area needs. There are not one, but two nearby BART stations and the plans call for ample space for retail and offices to create a balanced jobs and housing ratio.
Greenbelt Alliance’s Grow Smart Bay Area goals call for fully protecting the Bay Area’s greenbelt and directing growth into existing communities—accomplishing both in a way that equitably benefits all Bay Area residents. The Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project exemplifies these goals. This development is set to make a massive dent in our housing crisis by housing over 25,000 people. If the project does not move forward, the ramifications will be felt region-wide.
Every city in the Bay Area must play its part to increase the number of affordable homes in our region. We must ensure the local workforce can afford to live close to jobs, schools, and services—spending more time with family and friends and less time in traffic congestion—improving the social fabric of our communities and reducing the climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions produced by driving. As a region, we cannot afford to let the Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project fall by the wayside.
Join us by sending Concord’s City Council an email, urging them to make this project happen. We’ve made it easy to do this with just a few clicks below.