About the Concord Community Reuse Project
New uses for the Concord Naval Weapons Station will provide many positive, long-lasting benefits for the people of Concord. After the base was closed in 2005, residents, stakeholders and the City came together over several years to decide how the property should be developed. After seven years of meetings and public workshops, and with the oversight of a 21-member advisory committee, the Concord Community Reuse Project Area Plan was adopted in 2012.
The overarching project goals agreed upon by the community are:
- Identity as a World Class Project
- A Balanced Approach to Conservation and Development
- Economically Viable and Sustainable Development
- High Quality of Life for all Residents of Concord
The plan calls for over 65% of the area to be reserved for parks, trails and open space and for Mt. Diablo Creek to be restored. There's room for a tournament sports facility and a campus district. Housing, office and retail are to be clustered around the BART station and along Highway 4, with single family homes, townhouses, schools, community centers, green buffers and parks bordering the existing neighborhoods on the south side of the project.
A new Master Developer selection process began on May 15, 2023 with the release of the Request for Qualifications. Statements of Qualifications are due back to the City by July 14, 2023 and City Council interviews are expected to take place in August 2023.
The City has been working with the Navy to prepare for the transfer of ownership of the CNWS land to the City. The new Master Developer and the City will work together to negotiate the terms of this transfer. The City expects to begin working with the new Master Developer to prepare a Specific Plan and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Project in early 2024. The Specific Plan and EIR will be the subject of public workshops and reviewed by the Planning Commission and City Council prior to Council adoption.
Page Updated: July 6, 2023