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Coming Up: Concord Council Set To Consider Base Reuse Project Term Sheet Jan. 28


On Jan. 7, 2023, the Concord City Council held a special meeting to consider the proposed Term Sheet for the Base Reuse Project at the Former Concord Naval Weapons Station.

Following nearly eight hours of presentations, questions of staff and the developer, and public comment (which was completed), Council continued its discussion to Saturday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m., when they will vote on how to move forward.

Below are the PowerPoint presentations from the Jan. 7 meeting and a link to watch the meeting video:


The Jan. 28 meeting will be held in person at the City Council Chamber, 1950 Parkside Drive, and can be viewed through Zoom as well as on Concord TV (Astound/Wave 1026, Comcast 28, AT&T U-verse 99) or streamed online through the City’s website.


domo January 19, 2023 - 8:32 AM - 8:32 AM

…. just no Seeno

MikeT January 19, 2023 - 9:01 AM - 9:01 AM

When will the City Council realize that they are in WAY over their head? There is no shame in it, unless they just won’t admit it.

Dorothy January 19, 2023 - 10:08 AM - 10:08 AM

Hope they opt to reject Seeno. And put out for new bids with Seeno explicitly excluded.

Ricardoh January 19, 2023 - 10:19 AM - 10:19 AM

That looks like around 12,000 new dwelling units. Possibly 24,000 more cars on the road. What could go wrong?

Hope Johnson January 19, 2023 - 10:34 AM - 10:34 AM

If Seeno’s term sheet is approved, it will increase the number of new units to 15,000.

To Do List January 19, 2023 - 10:46 AM - 10:46 AM

Last numbers I read (December) said they want to build 15,500 homes there. I am sure that this will finally tip the balance, so housing will be affordable throughout California even while maintaining the prices of existing homes so no one loses money, and it will remove the homeless issue, and with it eliminate drugs, reduce crime, and unicorns will frolic on the streets. Fortunately also, we will have lots of time to admire their Orange County style rows of houses from the freeway with the slower traffic from the increased congestion. Maybe they can add some Starbucks and with Seeno’s increased wealth he can add another viewing site for killed African endangered species.

The Wizard January 19, 2023 - 12:14 PM - 12:14 PM

Is it going to be a no natural gas zone ?

The Fearless Spectator January 19, 2023 - 6:55 PM - 6:55 PM

Excellent location for a much needed prison. Newsom is working to empty and develop San Quentin, so it’s prudent to have a back up plan for all those death row guys that will never be executed.

SAM January 19, 2023 - 9:53 PM - 9:53 PM

This will increase the value of every home in Concord. Homeowners should welcome this. It will re-establish the value of our 3-4 bedroom homes. Trust me, most of Concord will be over a mil when this gets going.

Well Folks January 20, 2023 - 11:14 PM - 11:14 PM

You do know a percentage of the homes have to fall under the “affordable housing” parameters and another percentage have to be Section 8. And these will be scattered throughout the community. So your numbers are completel fantasy

KlamathWoodsPlace January 19, 2023 - 11:26 PM - 11:26 PM

15,000 more properties?
1% per year in property taxes.
Average Home value on CNWS 400,000 (give or take…)
4000.00 per house per year…..
60 million a year in NEW property taxes…..
600 million in ten years……
1.2 billion + in 20 years…….
Why let Bay Point, San Marco, and Pittsburg, and beyond steal our tax dollars???
Bart and a bike can take you anywhere in the greater Bay Area…….
Less commuting from points beyond…. save the carbon man!

I think the Seeno family is an institution in CCC. Dig deeper…..they build ALOT ALOT ALOT of homes throughout Northern California….They are very very capable of the task at hand. The past is the past…. litigate if you please but we’re moving forward…..Good Day Sir!

SAM January 20, 2023 - 5:29 AM - 5:29 AM

It’s pittsburg and west pittsburg. Liberal clowns ain’t running nothing. 400k? No.

Hope Johnson January 20, 2023 - 9:13 AM - 9:13 AM

Some incorrect numerical analysis by @klamathwoodsplace. It will take over 40 years to build all the new homes. Taxes for new homes built on the base will not be going into Concord’s general fund for many, many years. First because the State’s reuse laws require all revenue generated on the base to be used for only the base property for at least 10 years. Second because Seeno’s proposed term sheet plan is for taxes on each new set of homes built at the base to pay for construction of commercial space and the following new set of homes, tying up property taxes with only the base property for the majority of the 40 plus years it will take to build out the base.

In the meantime, the rest of Concord will have to contribute more to city services like police and sewer costs because those services will still have to cover more territory.

And, because Concord wants to use the full base property to calculate profit, this is all predicated on the idea their won’t be any problems cleaning the rest of the base – the Navy just advised this past Wednesday that it has no idea yet how to clean the dirt at bunker city and that it does not intend to tear down the bunkers for Concord. The bunkers are not just concrete structures – they are heavy rebar structures intended to protect bombs so not that easy to destroy. And six of the bunkers are undergoing testing for radioactive contamination.

Better to start with a developer with better long term reliability than Seeno. This term sheet has no promises for the $1.2B infrastructure cost, most of which Seeno says will be needed to areas just outside the perimeter of the base which needs to be funded somehow. Seeno has made promises to fund infrastructure improvements needed just outside of its Pittsburg area developments in the past, and some areas have ended up having to take Seeno to court to get the work done.

Well Folks January 20, 2023 - 11:11 PM - 11:11 PM

Do you know if there is new environmental impact study. I would think the old one Lennar had us no longer valid.
And as we know Bunker City if full of arsenic and if it’s radioactive, we’ll that could kill the project.

Well Folks January 20, 2023 - 11:17 PM - 11:17 PM

Seeno may build a lot but they are not top quality. Seeno is in a constant state of being sued if the lack of quality. Also they do not build all over the bay area. Mist of what they build is in central and Eastern Contra Costa. Other bay area cities are to smart to do business with Seeno

Fed Up January 20, 2023 - 9:31 AM - 9:31 AM

There is a PLA in place (voted in by the city council at the behest of DeSaulnier). Nothing residential will ever get built with that PLA in place unless we are talking about Condo’s like those next to 880 in Oakland just before the 5th Ave. offramp. 3 or 4 story ugly wood boxes.

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