SMW guided the Marin County Transit District in its successful negotiation to purchase property for a bus operations and maintenance facility. The public agency provides public transit and paratransit services throughout Marin County. The new District-controlled facility will incentivize competition for service operations contracts, reduce cost uncertainty, and reduce or minimize overall growth in operating costs for the public […]
The firm assists the City of Cupertino in launching an on-demand shuttle service in 2019 to provide transportation anywhere in Cupertino and to nearby mass transit, thereby reducing the use of single-occupancy automobiles.
From 2007 through 2016, the firm advises the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency on the formation of assessment districts to fund the local share of flood control improvements, providing benefits to approximately 160,000 properties.
The firm helps the Transbay Joint Powers Authority and the successor to the San Francisco redevelopment agency negotiate the 2015 sale of land for the development of Park Tower. Later, the firm negotiates the sale of Parcel F, the future site of the fourth tallest building in San Francisco, bringing the total land sale proceeds […]
In 2015 the firm advises the Transbay Joint Powers Agency in helping San Francisco create a Mello-Roos Community Facilities District that requires developers to pay a special tax to fund the Transit Center’s rooftop park, Downtown Rail Extension, and other infrastructure in the Transit Center District.
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, […]
The firm leads the Transbay Joint Powers Authority team in the 2013 sale of land for the Salesforce Tower, the tallest building in San Francisco, bringing in record revenues to fund development of the transit center.
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.
In 2010 the firm assists the Transbay Joint Powers Authority in its receipt of a $400 million grant under the federal Stimulus Act and a $171 million loan from the federal government to fund construction of the new transit center.
The firm assisted the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) in the preparation of procurement documents for the international design competition for the design of the multi-modal transit hub known as the Salesforce Transit Center and the design and construction of the tallest building in San Francisco, the Salesforce Tower.