Demolition Continues on Salvio St. in Concord

May 19, 2014 7:17 am · 20 comments



The demolition is almost complete on the property that once house the historic Goodall-McKenzie house on Salvio St., between East & Port Chicago in Concord.

We’re hearing there are currently no plans to build anything on the property, but when they do, it will be a mix of commercial & residential.

To view other pictures of the demolition, please click HERE.

Thanks to Clayton Worsdell for the pictures!

. May 19, 2014 at 8:37 AM

I didn’t realize they demolished the old house. Just last week there was a beautiful, very ACTIVE bee hive on that house. It was large, with thousands of bees. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more than one hive. I would stand and admire the hive on many occasions.

What happens to the bees during a demolition? Just curious.

Winston May 19, 2014 at 8:58 AM

This is very odd. The two commercial buildings the owner tore down were occupied, so presumably he terminated their leases. I can’t imagine he plans to sit on the property too long.

ConcordGloryDays May 19, 2014 at 9:08 AM

lets tear down all the old decrepit detroit like buildings, neighborhoods and drive the undesireables out of concord.

this is beautiful. lets make concord the nice place it once was.

Sra. Bañuelas May 19, 2014 at 9:17 AM

That was the most pathetic “international” food store I’ve ever entered. It’s too sad about the house though. Even if trashed, it had GREAT bones. You can’t get wood like that anymore.

Anon May 19, 2014 at 9:19 AM

The bees were in the walls as well as the chimney. All was demo’d as if the bees weren’t there.
The city of concord told the owner to clean up the blight or they would use imminent domain.

Concord Mike May 19, 2014 at 9:25 AM

The obvious question: when can we expect the city to spend thousands of dollars surrounding the empty lot with a white picket fence?

Beacon May 19, 2014 at 9:50 AM

The city of Concord allowed a lot of crap buildings to be built with no concept of an integrated plan. I think the entire square block should be leveled and redone with an actual plan. That is the only way we’ll get out of this mish-mash of a downtown.

BTW, why would anyone want to live next to the BART tracks? If residential is allowed to go in on that lot, this has future ghetto written all over it.

@5 May 19, 2014 at 10:26 AM

What exactly is “imminent” domain?

jtkatec @ Anon (5) May 19, 2014 at 10:41 AM

“The city of concord told the owner to clean up the blight or they would use imminent domain.”

Do you happen to know who owns this property?
Also, would the issue of cleaning up the property, was that addressed at the city council meetings?

DrDuran May 19, 2014 at 11:16 AM

It looked like they were going to tear down the car lot building on that block at east & salvio too. Workers were putting up a fence around it this morning.

Teacher Wannabe May 19, 2014 at 11:32 AM

I heard someone was stung severly when they demo’d the house. There was an ambulance there same day.

I'm The Urban Spaceman May 19, 2014 at 11:53 AM

I thought ‘imminent domain’ was the house you were moving into.

Sacto Rob May 19, 2014 at 11:55 AM

What happens to the bees? They buzz off.

. May 19, 2014 at 1:04 PM


All that honey in the walls!
Someone could have made a fortune on that honey.

Beacon May 19, 2014 at 2:38 PM

I drove by the area today. It looks like they are tearing down the entire block. Good move in my opinion.

anonanonagain May 19, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Sad to see that once grand old house torn down. It needed to be as it had obviously turned into a place where the homeless would dwell. I am sure it was ruined inside by graffiti, piss and goodness knows what else. It is hard to preserve a building like that when it has been neglected and abused for so long. Still, it is a piece of Concord history destroyed.

Barbosa May 19, 2014 at 8:03 PM

@ConcordGloryDays says…
“lets tear down all the old decrepit detroit like buildings, neighborhoods and drive the undesireables out of concord”

You’re assuming you’re not one of the undesirables?

who? May 20, 2014 at 2:12 AM

Nice Barbosa haha lol 🙂 Thanks from Concord.

who? May 20, 2014 at 2:13 AM

N E WAYS DOWNTOWN 4-6 story apartment club houses downtown some retail for a booming downtown needs lot of work.

ConcordGloryDays May 20, 2014 at 10:45 AM

concord was better when it was good ol’ muricans livin here

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