Local Reuse Authority (LRA) - Status Bullets - February 27, 2018
- The LRA, Lennar and Navy are negotiating the business terms for the Economic Development Conveyance of the entire development footprint – approximately 2,300 acres. The conveyance of the First Transfer Parcels (about 1,200 acres) to the LRA is targeted for spring 2019. The first conveyance (about 2,400 acres) to the Park District is now targeted for the fall of 2018.
Disposition & Development Agreement (DDA)
- The LRA and Lennar Concord, LLC (managed by FivePoint) have agreed to negotiate the DDA and prepare the Specific Plan on parallel paths. The DDA negotiations will be based on the Term Sheet accepted by the City Council in May 2016. The negotiations are expected to be completed in coordination with the Specific Plan in the summer of 2019.
Specific Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Environmental Review
· Lennar/FivePoint is preparing the Specific Plan. The Specific Plan will address both Lennar’s 500 acre Phase One and establish zoning standards for the remainder of the entire development footprint. Both the BART parking lot parcel (18 acres) and the Coast Guard Housing site (58 acres) are being planned as part of the Specific Plan.
· The Infrastructure Master Plan will be a chapter of the Specific Plan and collaboratively written by Lennar with input from the LRA/City and all service providers.
· The independent Environmental Review will be led by the LRA/City staff and consulting team.
The LRA created a 13 member Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Specific Plan process. The CAC will provide both input into the Specific Plan as well as encouraging public engagement and participation in community meetings/discussions. The CAC meets monthly at 6 pm on the 3rd Tuesday in the Council Chambers.
At their November 7, 2017 meeting the CAC designated Lennar’s proposed land use plan map and development program as the basis for all the studies needed to develop the Specific Plan document. It is expected that the plan will evolve as the studies are done and more information is presented to the CAC and City Council.
The CAC will hold their next meeting on March 13th where they will discuss issues related to Parks, Recreation and Open Space, the proposed development on the North Concord BART parking lot, and Community Facilities.
Planning the Campus District and Tournament Sports Complex
Two important elements of the Community Reuse Project are land-uses designated for the attraction of an institution of higher learning to promote research and job creation within the Campus District; and the creation of a Tournament Sports Complex (TSC) to meet the demand for sports fields and venues.
Both efforts are seeking consulting help to assess community needs, define project goals, establish conceptual design parameters, and identify possible funding for the building, operation and maintenance of the envisioned facilities. Assistant City Manager Kathleen Trepa is leading the Campus District effort. Director of Parks and Recreation Steve Voorhies is leading the TSC effort.
- The Request for Proposals to retain a consultant for the Campus District project will close April 6. The Council ad hoc committee will interview finalists in April and make a recommendation to the City Council in May.
- Retaining consultant support for the Tournament Sports Complex project will begin later this spring.
March 13, 2018 – 6 p.m. – CAC Meeting on Parks, BART Development, and Community Facilities
April 2, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. – Joint City Council/Planning Commission/Design Review Board Study Session
April 17, 2018 – 6 p.m. – CAC Meeting on Environmental Permitting from State and Regional Agencies
May 15, 2018 – 6 p.m. – CAC Meeting on Community Facilities Financing Districts/Tools
**All meetings listed above will be held in the City Council Chambers, streamed live on the internet, and recorded for future viewing from the project’s website.