In 2014, advised by the firm, the City of Alameda approves a major project for reuse of the former Naval Air Station site (Alameda Point) as a mixed-use, transit-oriented community with affordable housing and hundreds of acres of parks and open space. The project is based on the firm’s work since 1996 regarding site cleanup, […]
With the firm’s assistance, the City of Orinda in 2013 develops a program for the purchase of below-market-rate homes that are part of a new residential subdivision in the City.
The firm negotiates an exchange agreement with the state, and helps defend a development plan, adopted by the Treasure Island Development Authority in 2012. (Citizens for a Sustainable Treasure Island v. City and County of San Francisco.) The approvals, authorized by legislation drafted by the firm (SB 1873), enable the redevelopment of Yerba Buena Island […]
The state legislature in 2012 enacts legislation (AB 2649) drafted by the firm on behalf of the Port of San Francisco, paving the way for development of the 88 Broadway project, which will convert a former parking lot into 125 units of affordable housing.
On behalf of the former San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, the firm negotiates land exchange agreements with the state that will enable the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and Candlestick Point to be developed with 300 acres of new parks and more than 12,000 housing units, over 30% of them affordable. The firm drafted the state […]
The firm obtains a court order dismissing a court challenges to the City of Concord’s implementation of its mobile home rent control ordinance. (Concord Communities, L.P. v. City of Concord (2006).)
On behalf of a coalition of environmental groups, the firm successfully challenges the approval by Placer County of the Martis Valley Community Plan. The Plan would have allowed massive urban development at a key gateway to Lake Tahoe. (Sierra Watch et al. v. Placer County.) Following the challenge, the firm negotiates a series of innovative […]
Photo by Alameda Point Environmental Report Assisted by the firm, the City of Alameda in 2006 approves the Alameda Landing Project on the former Alameda Fleet Industrial Supply Center military base site as a walkable mixed-use, transit-accessible community with affordable housing, parks and school, and waterfront promenade.
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