Concord Naval Weapons Station
The City of Concord, faced with the transfer of 5000 acres of the Concord Naval Weapons Station into City jurisdiction, initiated a seven-year planning, design and engineering process to reach community agreement on a signature sustainable plan. We took a lead in master planning and community visioning, working under the umbrella of Arup as master consultant to complete in an award-winning 2030 reuse and climate action plan.
Taking advantage of access to two BART transit stations, the new district will concentrate mixed use at rail and bus rapid transit nodes while it satisfies a significant portion of Bay area growth. Our team designed and facilitated a highly interactive community process developing tools to define and measure sustainable growth. Our success built a lasting, informed constituency, engaging on average 200 community participants and officials to plan by our sides during four years of meetings.
The plan weaves together community aspirations, local and regional market conditions, development conditions for a former military facility, and the opportunity to establish a precedent-setting mixed-use, transit oriented community with unparalleled open space resources. The Area Plan provides for up to 6.1 million sf of commercial space, 12,200 housing units both market and affordable, and urban civic, open space, educational and retail opportunities on approximately 2300 acres. This allow 2700 acres to enter a natural resource and open space preserve restoring and expanding healthy habitat, ecosystems and regional trail networks.