Following nearly 10 hours of public testimony, the Concord City Council elected to continue a community meeting about the proposed term sheet of the Base Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station.
The meeting will resume at 9 a.m. Jan. 28 at the City Council chambers.
The meeting this past Saturday was the last of three forums for the public to discuss the project, for which the City Council — acting in its official capacity as the Local Reuse Authority — chose Seeno Homes-owned Concord First Partners as the master developer.
There was so much public interest that the city moved the last meeting from the city’s senior center to the council chamber at City Hall, where video equipment could be used to broadcast the happenings inside. An overflow room was also set up for people who couldn’t squeeze into the council chamber.
The project has been the biggest issue in Concord since the Navy abandoned the site in 1999.
On the city’s northeast side, the site was originally 5,046 acres, 2,600 of which will be called Thurgood Marshall Regional Park — Home of the Port Chicago 50.
The city envisions approximately 13,000 units of housing and millions of square feet of commercial space.
The council will examine the term sheet proposed by developer Concord First Partners (CFP), an entity created for the project by Seeno Homes. The term sheet establishes the development guidelines and community benefits to be included in the documents that must be finalized before development begins or property is transferred.