February 27, 2017
First workshop set for Concord Community Reuse Plan
The public is invited to the first of three workshops on the Concord Community Reuse Plan for the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. The workshop will be held Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle.
In 2012, the City Council adopted the Reuse Project Area Plan for the 5,000-acre base, reflecting several years of community visioning and planning. More than 65 percent of the project will become a regional park. Over the next 20 years, the remaining area will be developed in phases.
Now that master developer Lennar/FivePoint has been selected for Phase 1 of the project, it is time to start work on a Specific Plan. The Specific Plan will provide detailed guidance on topics such as design and layout of buildings, roadways, and community facilities.
The workshop will be hosted by members of the Community Advisory Committee, an advisory body appointed by the City Council to provide input and encourage public participation during the development of the Specific Plan. Workshop leaders will seek community input about issues important to residents and neighbors as the master developer begins to design the Specific Plan and Infrastructure Master Plan.
"We invite residents to join us for this first discussion of the Specific Plan," says Guy Bjerke, Director of Community Reuse Planning. "It's important that we hear from the community as we move forward with more detailed planning for the development of the base."
Two additional community workshops have been scheduled for June and September. More details will be announced closer to the dates of the workshops and residents will be notified with a postcard announcement.
For more information, visit the Reuse Project website at www.concordreuseproject.org or contact the Reuse Project office at (925) 671-3001.