Concord, CA

In 2012, the City Council adopted the Reuse Project Area Plan for the 5,000-acre base, reflecting several years of community visioning and planning. More than 65 percent of the project will become a regional park. Over the next 20 years, the remaining area will be developed in phases.


When construction begins for the redevelopment at the Concord Naval Base in three years, it will be among the largest projects under development in the entire Bay Area. The site will be split into 2,700 acres of open space for the East Bay Regional Parks District and 2,248 acres devoted to a mixed-use community. The initial phase will last 12 years and build 4,400 units of housing with 25% affordable and 1.7M SF of commercial on 500 acres. Final residential buildout will be 12,200 units.


VERVE views a holistic approach to community development and an opportunity for Lennar Concord LLC to be at the vanguard of urban design by creating an Eco-District community infrastructure focused on environmental sustainability, technology, and self-sustaining.  This means taking advantage of existing technologies to generate energy with the lowest environmental impact.  This also means looking toward future technologies to design a community whose inhabitant will enjoy the comforts of a small neighborhood while living adjacent to one of the most progressive cities in the world.


VERVE has developed has developed an Infrastructure Design and Economic business model that transitions the development of the utilities to a third party utility vendor via BOOM (Build, Own, Operate and Maintain) to deliver a Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Carbon Community,  LEED Platinum, Living Building Challenge district.


Type: Master Planning

Size: 5,028 acers

Architect: Hart Howerton Architects


601 Montgomery Street, Suite 1450
San Francisco, CA 94111


415 987 3337