The firm advises Orinda in its successful 2014 collaboration with the developer of a 67-unit, senior affordable apartment complex on the City’s former library site.
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, […]
Assisted by the firm, the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) adopts the state’s Delta Plan in 2013 to further the coequal goals of a more reliable water supply for California and protecting and restoring the Delta ecosystem while preserving the Delta as a place, and adopts amendments in 2018. The firm defends the DSC’s actions in […]
Beginning in 2012, the firm represents the Transbay Joint Powers Authority in San Francisco’s adoption of the Transit Center District Plan and associated special tax and community benefits districts for rail, housing, parks, and improvements in the Transbay neighborhood.
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 firm’s attorneys and planners represent Marin County in the award-winning 2007 update of its General Plan and resulting amendments to the County’s Development Code to implement wetland and stream conservation programs.
The firm advises and successfully defends the City of Alameda in a suit challenging a redevelopment project in downtown Alameda involving the restoration of the historic Alameda Theatre and the construction of an adjacent cineplex with parking to subsidize the restoration effort. (Citizens for a Megaplex-Free Alameda v. City of Alameda, 149 Cal.App.4th 91 (2007).) […]
In 2007 the firm advises the City of Saratoga in environmental review and obtaining rights-of-way for an urban trail that was subsequently designated as part of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail in 2017. Photo: Image by NAME from SOURCE