Former Naval Base Could Become City Property

A decommissioned Naval base in Concord, California, may be falling into the hands of the city -- a prospect few thought possible.
July 20, 2010, 6am PDT | Nate Berg
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Plans have been in the works for years to redevelop the land, formerly on the outskirts but now close to spreading development. But now, it appears that parts of the base could fall under ownership of the city.

"Locally, the work being done by the city's staff and consultants is primarily to rewrite the base reuse plan - the detailed federal document developed over four years and dozens of public workshops - into the city's general plan, which gives it the force of California law.

The idea is to keep exactly the same plan, said Ellen Greenberg of Arup, the city's consulting company. But some ideas are refined, such as putting job centers immediately next to the BART station in the transit-oriented development area to maximize BART ridership, she said."

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Published on Thursday, July 15, 2010 in San Jose Mercury News
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