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
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
Collaboration paid off in Concord — and now that Contra Costa city has a world-class future in the works.
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.
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?
A study session tonight will give public a chance to weigh in on “green” qualities of Naval Weapons Station Reuse project.
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.
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.
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
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.