Economic Development, Real Estate and Housing

Overview

For 25 years, Meyers Nave has been helping public agencies achieve economic development and community enhancement through redevelopment. In the past year, we have assisted many of these agencies transition in response to Assembly Bill X1 26.
 
Today, our attorneys are guiding public agencies in the post-redevelopment world—helping them identify and use available and appropriate legal means to achieve goals previously accomplished through redevelopment agencies.
 
Key to our delivery is our full-service model—the very basis of our firm’s founding. By providing legal services in virtually any area that touches public entities, our model has proved vital in helping public agencies tackle multiple issues simultaneously, including:

  • Property acquisition
  • Remediation of hazardous materials
  • Disposition, leasing and development
  • Creative financing
  • CEQA compliance
  • Procurement, competitive bid and prevailing wage requirements

Our approach to post-redevelopment strikes a balance between proactive efforts to protect the programs, projects and resources formerly undertaken by redevelopment agencies and in-depth analysis on how clients can pursue economic development through community enhancement programs and projects.

Subpractices

  • Our attorneys have experience in the financing, development and redevelopment of affordable rental and for-sale housing projects, including publicly and privately owned developments, to maintain and increase housing for low to moderate income people.

  • We bring together different financing mechanisms to creatively fund economic development and community enhancement projects and programs that were previously undertaken by redevelopment agencies using tax increment and other funding sources. Some of these projects and programs include affordable housing, transit-oriented development, public facilities, parks, utility services, basic infrastructure, code enforcement and blight removal.

  • Our background as city attorneys as well as general and special counsel to housing authorities, joint powers authorities, special districts and redevelopment agencies has put us at the forefront. We navigate public agencies toward not only meeting their post-redevelopment obligations, but also tapping into new opportunities to make economic development happen today.

  • From small projects that involve single parcels and rehabilitation of existing structures to complex developments that involve multi-party, multi-parcel, and multi-phased developments, we offer resources from our land use and environmental law attorneys to help successor agencies address general plans, specific plans, development fee waivers, inclusionary housing and more.

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