Master Developer Selection 2021

October 27, 2021

Concord City Council Selects Master Developer for Base Reuse Project

Exclusive Negotiating Agreement Approved 

Concord, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2021) -- The Concord City Council sitting as the Local Reuse Authority approved the Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Concord First Partners, LLC, making them the new master developer for Concord’s Base Reuse Project.  

In a unanimous vote just after midnight on Oct. 27, the Council approved the agreement, which lays out the terms and timeframes that the parties will abide by in this process as they work toward developing the project’s specific plan.  

“The City of Concord has been working for 15 years to bring jobs and affordable housing to Concord through the development of this land,” said Mayor Tim McGallian. “It’s an exciting project that holds a lot of promise for our region.” 

Following two hours of public comment, the Council directed City staff to finalize the agreement with the Concord First team, a development group comprised of Discovery Builders, Lewis Concord Member, LLC and California Capital and Investment Group.  

In the next phase of the development process, Concord First Partners will prepare conceptual land and financial plans to support the proposed “term sheet,” a document that establishes procedures and standards for the negotiation and drafting of a comprehensive proposed Disposition and Development Agreement. The City Council/Local Reuse Authority is expected to consider these plans and the proposed term sheet in a public meeting in the spring of 2022.  


October 19, 2021

Released: Exclusive Negotiating Agreement Staff Report, Resolution, ENA and Correspondence for October 26, 2021 Council/LRA Meeting

The agenda packet for the Concord First Partners, LLC ENA consideration by the City Council/Local Reuse Authority at their meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 is available in the Document Library here.

To submit public comments please email 


August 23, 2021

Concord First Partners, LLC chosen as Master Developer for Concord Reuse Project

At their special meeting on Saturday, August 21, 2021 the Concord City Council selected Concord First Partners LLC (the Discovery/Seeno Companies, Lewis Communities, and California Capital Investment Group) team as the next Master Developer for the Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station.

The selection of the team directs city staff to work with them on the negotiation of an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement which will need to be considered and accepted by the City Council later this year.

Progress and status reports on Reuse Project next steps will be made to the City Council and public on a regular basis.


Master Developer Selection Meeting - 9 a.m., Saturday, August 21 via ZOOM

The Agenda Packet for the 8/21 Special City Council Sitting as the Local Reuse Authority Meeting is now available here:


April 16, 2021

Request for Qualifications for Master Developer Released

The City of Concord is pleased to release the Request for Qualifications for a Master Developer to implement the Concord Naval Weapons Station Concord Reuse Project Area Plan. Statements of Qualifications are due on June 18, 2021.  Details regarding submittal instructions, clarifications, and the Pre-Response Conference (Mandatory for Lead Developers) are included in the RFQ.

The RFQ can be found here: Request for Master Developer Qualifications 


The City’s point of contact for the RFQ is Guy Bjerke:

Additional Answer to Question about Page Count (6/11/2021):

1. Our team is working hard on putting together the best package to represent us and doing so in the page constraints of the SOQ.  We read the language from the SOQ and the 3rd question (from 6/9/2021) to refer to the master developer and partner development firms.  And more specifically that "Master Developer Team members" and "firm within the Master Developer Team" does not refer to third party consultants (design, engineering, outside counsel). Could you please confirm our understanding is correct?  Assuming that is correct, we will include us and other real estate developer firm partners project experience into the 40 pages of the document.  And, for third party consultants, we will put firm profiles, resumes and project experience into the appendix. 

Master Developer Team is defined on page 4 of the RFQ and does includes “third party” consultants, etc. whose participation is considered critical for consideration by the LRA. The LRA expects respondents to provide summary information for up to 15 key team members in the page count – but the remainder of the team might be reflected in an organization chart or list within the page count.

Additional Answers to Questions about Page Count (6/9/2021):

A few questions have come up regarding the treatment of the page counts.

1. The pages that do not need to be included in the page count, can these pages be included in the appendix to make for an easier read of the document?


2. Do we have to include the financial capability in the page count? We view this as a company financial reference letter.

Provide a brief narrative response in the main document (within the page count), and supporting documentation like reference letters can be included in the Appendix.

3. Can we put case studies of Development Team members in the appendix and not counted in the page count? We will still maintain the Development Team bio and firm information in the page count.


Addendum #1 to the April 16, 2021 RFQ (5/28/2021):

Updated SOQ submittal via ShareFile Instructions - Replaces Section 5.4 of the RFQ; and

Responses to Master Developer Questions submitted by May 14, 2021 deadline.

Addendum #1 to the April 16, 2021 RFQ

Pre-Response Conference Documents (5/4/2021):

1. Pre-Response Conference Attendees

2. Pre-Response Powerpoint Slide Deck

3. Concord Naval Weapons Station Virtual Tour Video (Download Only)