Concord plans workshop on reuse plan

September 13, 2017 by  

Concord is to host a September workshop concerning plans for the Concord Naval Weapons Station.

The station comprises a total of about 12,600 acres, something less than half of which (5,028 acres) lies within the city limits of Concord. That part of the base, known as the Inland Area, was closed by the government in 2007, leaving it to Concord to decide how to use the land.

After years of consideration and planning, the Concord City Council adopted the Reuse Project Area Plan in 2012. If the original plan is followed, over 65% of the base will be given over to recreation, either as fields for play, parks, or simple open space.

The other 35% would be developed over the next 25 years, in phases. The next step in the planning process is to provide more details about the Specific Plan, including the standards to be used in development and zoning.

A workshop was held early in the year to discuss how the Specific Plan was developed, and a second workshop this summer presented preliminary concepts of the plan. At the next workshop, the developer will present the proposed plan and ask for their feedback.

The upcoming workshop is scheduled for September 23 at 9:00 am, at the Concord Senior Center on Parkside Circle, with check-in starting at 8:30 am. Events such as this can be enhanced if organizers work with a flyer printing company to create an agenda for attendees to follow.