This week the City of Concord was set to make a decision on the chosen developer for the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS). That vote has been delayed while the City investigates a possible violation of the “No Lobbying” clause of the contract award.
The choice had come down to two possible developers, Catellus and Lennar Urban. Catellus alleged that Lennar Urban had improperly lobbied a Concord City Council Member. Catellus Letter to City Manager
You can read more about the issues from these sources:
- SF Business Times – Powerful developer accused of improper lobbying in $6 billion East Bay redevelopment bid
- SFGate.com – Accusation stalls choice of developer for huge Concord project
- Contra Costa Times – Concord: Accusation of back room deals derail naval weapons station decision
It looks like it may be some time before a resolution is reached on the chosen developer.
To read more about the plans for the CNWS click here.