City of Concord California

News Release

September 5, 2012

Concord looking for ideas to improve downtown

The City of Concord invites residents and business owners to contribute ideas for improvements to the downtown area. An Ideas Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle.

Participants will be contributing to a conversation identifying the strengths of the downtown as well as suggesting opportunities for improving the success of the area.

Concord's downtown is well-loved, with over 200,000 people visiting Todos Santos Plaza every year for the summer music programs, community events and farmers' markets. At the Ideas Fair, the public is invited to tell organizers about their future aspirations for downtown, what downtown should look like in five to ten years and how the City will know if the changes made to the downtown are successful. Parking, transportation, economic development, housing and infrastructure issues will be discussed.

"The feedback from the Ideas Fair will become part of the Downtown Specific Plan," says Planning Manager Carol Johnson. "All residents, property owners and businesses in Concord will benefit from a strong, vibrant and sustainable downtown that serves to attract additional investment in the community. We hope people will turn out for the Ideas Fair because we need their input to make the plan a success."

To attend the Ideas Fair, RSVP to Johnson at or call (925) 671-3369.

City of Concord CA