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Progress Being Made On The “Rick Judd Commons” Across From The Concord Police Department


image: courtesy of via City of Concord

If you’re wondering what’s happening across the street from the Concord Police Department, we’ve got your answer.

The construction project, known as the “Rick Judd Commons” is located at 1315 Galindo Street, and will provide 62 new affordable apartments for small families and individuals.


One-, two- and three-bedroom units will be available in this development for individuals and families earning between 30 – 60% of the area median income. 13 units will also be set aside for formerly homeless households with disabilities, according to Resources for Community Development (RCD).

The new affordable housing community is named after Rick Judd, a long-standing member of RCD’s Board of Directors from 2004 until his passing in 2021.

The property, according to RCD, will include a large, outdoor terrace, multipurpose community room with full kitchen, indoor bicycle storage area, on-site property management, and supportive services programming.

Here’s what the site used to look like (below):


image: courtesy of google maps


Oh, please January 18, 2023 - 4:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Small families? Will they kick them out where there are 8 people there then???

Winston January 18, 2023 - 5:38 PM - 5:38 PM

Concord seems committed to concentrating poverty downtown. Does the city council have some deluded belief that building low income housing projects downtown is going to do something to help downtown’s high crime and empty storefronts?

Original G January 18, 2023 - 7:19 PM - 7:19 PM

From decades ago, a Utopian fantasy of high density housing surrounding “transit hubs” (bart).
High speed internet and covid work from home has rendered that 1960s fantasy mute.
SF has been spiraling into the cesspool since newsom was member of board of supervisors then mayor.
High density housing back east years ago were referred to as “housing projects” which descended into lawless welfare sub poverty line housing ending up being eventually demolished.
State could make housing affordable by passing laws banning foreign money purchases of real estate as Canada has done.

Winston January 18, 2023 - 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM

There’s actually a fair amount of demand for non-subsidized housing downtown. For example, Concord turned down a private developer who wanted to buy and develop the picket fence site downtown because they wouldn’t agree to have the project built by well connected unions.

Gman January 18, 2023 - 6:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Is the picture of what the site used to look like before supposed to make us feel better about the”PROJECTS” and escalating crime rate that is going to come with it.

SAM January 18, 2023 - 6:56 PM - 6:56 PM

Looks like a prison. I guess that’s what the “on-site property management, and supportive services programming” means. 👮🏻‍♂️👮🏻‍♂️👮🏻‍♂️ Looks like every housing unit in russia and ukraine built under communism.

The Wizard January 18, 2023 - 7:53 PM - 7:53 PM

Comrade, I was thinking the same typical communism housing look.

Chris January 18, 2023 - 7:02 PM - 7:02 PM

Well, at least the response time for CPD and EMS to weekly disturbances at the unit will be quick since it’s right across from the police station.

FJB January 18, 2023 - 7:05 PM - 7:05 PM

Let Oakland deal wth low cost housing

dude January 18, 2023 - 7:59 PM - 7:59 PM

Is the GM tire wheel store closing/tearing down too? Hard to tell from the pics…

NoMoreFreeeRide January 18, 2023 - 8:15 PM - 8:15 PM

For U.S. Citizens only??

Amy January 18, 2023 - 10:46 PM - 10:46 PM

Where I come from this type of housing is called “the projects “. Lots of crime and blight there. It won’t take long for people who have no investment in their neighborhood to destroy it.

The Wizard January 19, 2023 - 7:31 AM - 7:31 AM

Are they going to have E.V. charging stations for the residents? Are bikes and mass transit the mode of transportation?

KT January 19, 2023 - 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Why does the City always focus on the downtown area and insist on putting up more cluttered apartments that focused on the low income? Why not look at areas in the upper part of Concord (Clayton Rd. between Treat & YV/Kirker Pass)? Is this area too good for those that live in this area, but hey Concord officials, just continue to dump more garbage in our neighborhood. Good thing is that its right across the street from the police station. But I’m sure parking is going to be scarce since there’s going to more residents living in one household with more then one car and our neighborhood is only going to get worse from these residents that will be parking on Toyon, Oakmead and Ravenwood, which leaves us long time residents to continue to pick up the garbage that’s dumped from the cars and we’re unable to park in front of our house.

Mojoduck Applegate January 19, 2023 - 8:37 AM - 8:37 AM

Looks like quit an Ugly building, The one across from the Sugar Plum look like a Jail. I helped a disabled person get to their apartment behind the Alpine Bakery , the hall way in that building were Ugly as well. Concord will soon look like every other city in the U.S. everything 3 shades of browns and Grays . And all the same stores and restaurants , Oh and in our future and lot more empty store and empty strip malls. Very Sad.

BagsFlyFree January 19, 2023 - 9:35 AM - 9:35 AM

Built lot > empty lot. This building should be mixed use with onsite commercial opportunities like the two buildings completed on Grant. Why is Concord’s building dept. so Jekyll n Hyde downtown?

BFF Out!

DD January 19, 2023 - 9:51 AM - 9:51 AM

Grew up in Concord in the 60’s and 70’s and every time I drive through there it just looks sadder and sadder. What is going on there??

Oh, please January 19, 2023 - 4:21 PM - 4:21 PM

Liberals. Liberals are what is going on down there.

WC---Creeker January 19, 2023 - 10:13 AM - 10:13 AM

How does the money work on a project like this one. The developer couldn’t do it on their own and make money. Who is subsidizing the build out and the ongoing rents? Don’t want to see our cities owning and operating housing…

Old Timer January 19, 2023 - 10:49 AM - 10:49 AM

This City is off the rails.The City Council is going to get richer.

Anew January 19, 2023 - 12:20 PM - 12:20 PM

Sacramento is forcing high density transit housing on Concord — and many other cities. Did anyone watch the last City Council meeting? There are really bad ideas that going to be pushed by a few very woke and very powerful special interests.

Schmee January 19, 2023 - 1:39 PM - 1:39 PM

The whole point in living in the suburbs is NOT living in a high density housing building. I could never live in them. Can you imagine all those people trying to get out at once in an emergency? And most have long dirty hallways where you’re supposed to be quiet I guess. No thanks I like my neighbors a house away and my music/movies/sports playing as loud as I want.

The Wizard January 19, 2023 - 1:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Great place for a cat house to open up in. Its in the red light district.

Howard January 19, 2023 - 9:41 PM - 9:41 PM

Cant fix potholes but they sure can create the projects downtown.

KlamathWoodsPlace January 19, 2023 - 11:51 PM - 11:51 PM

The Argent, a 181 unit apartment complex located @ PCH and Willow Pass is being built too. It will be a nice addition to DT Concord. Galindo Rd from Cowell to Willow Pass is all being developed including the Asbury Apartments on Ashbury where the homeless church is now located…..It’s a natural progression of a city. People complained when they built the Bof A complex in the 80’s too. They got over it and so will you……..Lots and lots of new homes in Fairfield, Vacaville, Antioch, Brentwood, Bethel Island Oakley, Knightsen….etc….beat it.

SAM January 20, 2023 - 9:27 AM - 9:27 AM

Funny to see the bots populate the threads having to do with politics, weather, COVID HOAX and “affordable” housing. It’s almost like newsom made good on using COVID money to sway public opinions online, just like he said he was planning.
This whole online thing is so destructive to our lives. You just never know if someone posting is real or an algorithm. AI is writing the news now programmed by leftist cult members. Everything you see is cultivated for a narrative.

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