Aerial view of Concord naval base taken in 2006.

San Francisco Business Times reporter Roland Li has this story, which puts Lennar in the crosshairs of a probe, initiated as rival developer Catellus has said Lennar used its influence to improperly sway city officials.

The nature and merit of the allegations is not part of Li's story, which involves an interim city attorney appointing an attorney from Southern California to come in and investigate the charges. The stakes are high. Li writes:

Concord still hasn't picked a developer for the naval base, which has been used as a testing ground for driverless cars and could accommodate around 12,000 units of housing. Catellus and Lennar are the two finalists for the project.

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