Concord Naval Weapons Station: Getting it right means getting it in writing

By Steve Older, Guest Commentary Bay Area News Group This year, the Concord City Council will make the decision of a generation and finalize plans for the future of the shuttered Concord Naval Weapons Station by selecting a master developer. The choice is important, but the conditions attached are critical. When agreements matter, we get them in writing. Too often developers have made lofty promises, but the benefits to the community never materialized…. Read More

A collaborative blueprint for smart growth in Concord, CA

By Paige Miller Thanks to feedback from community residents, business owners and environmental organizations, eight square miles of land in Concord, CA, which was slated for sprawling development will instead become home to a vibrant, transit-oriented and walkable neighborhood and protected open space. The land in question was formerly the site of the Concord Naval Weapons Station, which closed in 2005. When the base was shuttered, Concord officials made plans to repurpose… Read More

Concord approves visionary plan for closed military base

photo: Scott Hein

Collaboration paid off in Concord — and now that Contra Costa city has a world-class future in the works.

Concord approves visionary plan for naval station

Collaboration paid off in Concord — now this Contra Costa city has a world-class future in the works. On January 24, the Concord City Council approved a visionary plan for the closed Concord Weapons Station.

Naval Weapons Station climate plan draws praise from environmentalists

CONCORD — The creation of a climate action plan for the former Concord Naval Weapons Station site puts Concord at the forefront of California’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, city officials and environmental activists said Wednesday as the plan was presented.

How Smart Will the Growth Be at the Naval Weapons Station?

How Smart Will the Growth Be at the Naval Weapons Station?
A study session tonight will give public a chance to weigh in on “green” qualities of Naval Weapons Station Reuse project.

Concord Naval Weapons Station planning shifts focus to environmental, labor concerns

CONCORD — At February’s public hearings on the Concord Naval Weapons Station, residents and activist groups lined up at the microphone to plead their cases: Support local-hire policies. Mandate environmental building standards. Require more affordable housing.

Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Plan – Almost There!

On February 9, Concord residents expressed their overall support for the Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Plan while insisting that natural resource, jobs, and housing protections be improved before adoption.

Your Turn: Advice for the Concord City Council: Don’t leap without parachute

Greg Feere, Melissa Hippard, Rosanne Nieto, Samuel Tepperman-Gelfant Concord stands poised to take an enormous step that will shape the East Bay for generations: creating a community on the long dormant land of the Concord Naval Weapons Station. Whether this is a leap to a better tomorrow or a plunge to an uncertain future depends on the environmental and social safeguards built into the project now. Later this month, the Concord City… Read More

Concord Naval Station reuse plan considered at city council meetings

On two upcoming Tuesdays, Feb. 9, and Feb. 23, the Concord City Council will consider the Environmental Impact Report and the preferred reuse plan for the Concord Naval Weapons Station. Unfortunately, the preferred plan for the redevelopment of the naval station only gets it about half right.