Hercules Intermodal Transit Center and Bayfront Development Agreement
Negotiated a Development Agreement with the Anderson Pacific development company resulting in a public private partnership under which the City acquired 13.2 acres of land to construct an Intermodal Transit Center and, through a program that suspended development impact fees for 5 years, enabled a $500 million mixed use development project to proceed.
Downtown Buffalo, New York and HSBC Building
Chaired an Urban Land Institute Advisor Panel in 2014 to advise the City of Buffalo on strategies to revitalize the downtown area and avoid collapse of the office market in the face of plans by HSBC to vacate an 856,000 square foot office tower in the downtown. The strategies addressed the need for residential development and working with the building’s owner to “re-stack” the 40 story building with mixed uses, including residential and hotel. The recommendations are documented in a report available here.
San Bernadino Transit Corridor Strategy
Chaired an Urban Land Institute Advisor Panel in 2015 to advise the San Bernardino Area Governments and the six cities in the San Bernardino County Metrolink transit corridor on strategies for enhancing transit oriented development around the Metrolink stations. This corridor, part of the “Inland Empire” metro area, is transitioning from warehouse/industrial use and faces challenges for site assembly, connectivity and competition from low density nearby auto-centric product types. The recommendations are documented in a report available here.
Pasco County Strategy to Reduce Suburban Sprawl and Enhance Placemaking
Chaired an Urban Land Institute Advisor Panel in 2013 to advise the Pasco County, FL (part of the Tampa Metro Area) on strategies to reduce suburban sprawl and enhance mixed use placemaking. The County at 79,000 acres had approved low density development projects that would take approximately 75 years for the market to absorb. The recommendations addressed the need to focus the redevelopment of urban centers and to establish mechanisms to enhance open space preservation. The recommendations are documented in a report available at here.
NASA Ames Research Center
As consultant to University Associates, LLC, a non-profit organization composed of UC Santa Cruz and Foothill De Anza Community College, conducted a strategic planning process for the board of the LLC on re-planning 150 acres of property at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. The LLC had executed a 65 year ground lease with the Federal Government on the property with the intention of constructing campuses for the two educational institutions along with housing and commercial buildings. The strategic planning session resulted in the LLC beginning the process of renegotiating that lease.