In Dublin Camp Park deal, U.S. Army swaps land for new base

camp parks, dublin california, suncal, army reserve property, master planned community, transit villageIn the largest reserve property exchange ever, SunCal, the largest privately held land developer in the U.S., will build five facilities totaling over 150,000 square feet for the U.S. Army Reserve Base at Camp Parks in Dublin, in exchange for 180 acres with which to develop and build a master-planned community. SunCal will build Army base facilities for administrative, maintenance, medical training, reserve training, and a base public works and logistics operations.

camp parks, suncal, dublin californiaIn exchange SunCal will develop Dublin Crossing, a 180-acres pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use community that will connect the east and west sides of town currently separated by Camp Parks.

According to SunCal, “Planned as a community centerpiece, Dublin Crossing will be a transit-oriented development within walking distance of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station. This will include 1,500 new homes, parks and several hundred thousand square feet of retail, office, hotel and industrial uses.”

As the base closure business goes, the City of Concord is not far behind in its own process toward shoehorning the Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Plan into its 2030 General Plan.

On a personal note, I don’t think there’s any baseball player in the East Bay that will mourn the loss of the baseball field located at Camp Parks. It was horrible. In fact, players in the Tri-Valley Mens Senior Baseball League would joke that when Obama closes down Gitmo, the U.S. could make the prisoners play doubleheaders at Camp Parks as punishment, instead.