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Mixed-Use Development & Housing

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 also have extensive experience with mixed-used development projects that include housing components.

Representative Matters

  • City of Rancho Cordova – Mixed Use Development Specific Plan Project.
    Meyers Nave assisted the City of Rancho Cordova in the development and
    approval of plan amendments for the City’s largest land development project. The Council’s extensive approvals included (1) Amendments to the Rio Del Oro Specific Plan, (2) Public Facilities Financing Plan, (3) Amended and Restated Development Agreements, (4) Large Lot Tentative Subdivision Map, (5) Master Phasing Plan, (6) Affordable Housing Plan and (7) Environmental Impact Report Addendum. Meyers Nave assisted with entitlement documents for the 3,828-acre master-planned community that consists of 12,189 residential units, nine schools, 247 acres of commercial space, 269 acres of industrial park, 510 acres of wetland preserve, 178 acres of community parks, and 16 miles of trails. Our work included land use entitlements, an EIR/EIS, development agreement, specific plan, affordable housing agreement, and finance plan. The project will transform a mine tailings site into a community with schools, parks and retail.
  • Crossroads of the World Redevelopment Project. Meyers Nave prevailed at the trial court in expedited CEQA litigation for this significant transit-oriented development project, including 950 apartments and condos, 308-room hotel, and 190,000 square feet of commercial space, that will redevelop the iconic Crossroads of the World site in Hollywood. The project was certified by the Governor as an ELDP under AB 900, entitling it to a compressed litigation schedule that requires resolving trial and appellate litigation in an expedited 270-day timeframe. The project preserves 1930s-era buildings where F. Scott Fitzgerald and Alfred Hitchcock worked, and transforms a prominent Hollywood site with new affordable housing and open space.
  • 8150 Sunset Boulevard Mixed-Use Development Project. The innovative Frank Gehry-designed project will create a gateway to Hollywood on the Sunset Strip. Meyers Nave defeated the expedited CEQA litigation challenges for the 330,000-square-foot sustainably designed, mixed-use high-rise development project. The project features five interrelated structures, including two residential buildings (which include affordable and low-income housing), distinct buildings for retail and entertainment, and open spaces for public gathering. Four different CEQA lawsuits were brought against the project, which is designated an Environmental Leadership Development Project.
  • California Mixed-Use Development Projects. Meyers Nave serve as counsel for U.S. and international developers on numerous high-profile projects, including: (1) multiple urban, mixed-use high-rise residential tower projects in downtown Los Angeles, for which we handled the environmental review and entitlement process; (2) the Grand Avenue Project, a $4 billion transit-oriented mixed-use redevelopment project in downtown Los Angeles, for which we successfully negotiated the settlement agreement to quickly resolve litigation over project approvals and allow the project to meet milestone deadlines; and (3) 30+ master-planned communities and commercial sites in Riverside County and Antelope Valley, for which we led the project teams and coordinated environmental and land use due diligence, acquisition and remediation activities.
  • Orange County’s MLB Stadium and Mixed-Use Development Project.  Meyers Nave serves as lead land use and CEQA counsel to the City of Anaheim for a mixed-use development and stadium project, known as Big A 2050, on the site of an existing Los Angeles Angels stadium. The project envisions redevelopment of the stadium site to introduce large-scale residential, office, and retail/entertainment uses to create a year-round use. The plan is designed to keep major league baseball in Anaheim for the next 30+ years. Meyers Nave is advising on all entitlements and environmental review required to bring the plan to fruition including a Disposition and Development Agreement, site plans, tentative maps and other required approvals. The project is a key element to the City realizing its vision for the development of the Platinum Triangle Mixed Use area located adjacent to Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center which provides rail, bus, taxi and other services for daily commuters and visitors.
  • Professional Soccer Stadium and Mixed-Use Development Project with Modular Housing.
    Meyers Nave provided land use strategy and CEQA advice to Hall Equities Group, the developer of a proposed $750 million soccer stadium project with linkage to the downtown Concord BART station. The project includes a 15,000- to 18,000-seat stadium, two hotels with 650 rooms, a 150,000-square-foot convention center, retail space and modular multifamily housing. The stadium was planned to be home to a United Soccer League franchise for the Oakland East Bay area.
  • Oakland A’s MLB Stadium and Mixed-Use Development Project with Housing. In addition to providing general CEQA advice to the City of Oakland on major development projects, Meyers Nave serves as outside land use and environmental counsel to the City for a waterfront ballpark and mixed-use development project at the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal. The project includes a 35,000-seat ballpark, 3,000 residential units, 1.5 million sq. ft. of office, 270,000 sq. ft. of retail, a 400-room hotel and a 3,500-seat performance venue. We are advising on the preparation of the Environmental Impact Report (CEQA), land use entitlements, and project-related agreements including the Development Agreement and Community Benefits Agreement. We also are advising on compliance with special streamlining legislation (AB 734). The project straddles jurisdictions of several agencies with different regulations and permitting processes, including the State Lands Commission (tide and submerged land issues) and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (San Francisco Bay Plan issues).
  • City of Rancho Cordova – Housing for Homeless Veterans with Disabilities. Meyers Nave assisted the City of Rancho Cordova with the first permanent supportive housing project for homeless veterans with disabilities in the Sacramento region. Mather Veterans Village is an innovative partnership involving the City of Rancho Cordova, Mercy Housing, Veterans Resource Centers of America and the County of Sacramento. The project is a three-story, garden-style community with 50 apartment homes and 3,500 square feet of meeting rooms, staff offices, a computer lab, and a kitchen and lounge area.
  • Bay West Cove Specific Plan, Zoning and Owner Participation Agreements, City of South San Francisco. Reviewed, edited and advised on the adoption of specific plans, zoning ordinances and precise plans for commercial, biotechnology research and development, and hotel development adjacent to San Francisco Bay. Reviewed the project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and related California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings. Prepared, drafted and served as co-lead negotiator for multiple owner participation agreements with multiple property owners in the specific plan/redevelopment area to provide community benefits including a hotel and bay front park and open space improvements.
  • Hollywood Park Specific Plan, Development Agreement and Owner Participation Agreement, City of Inglewood and Inglewood Redevelopment Agency. Negotiated and prepared a development agreement and advised on the specific plan and owner participation agreement for the re-use of the Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood. The project authorized 2,995 residential units, 620,000 square feet of retail, 75,000 square feet of office, a 300-room hotel, and renovation and expansion of an existing on-site casino.
  • Oyster Point Life Sciences and Technology Campus and Marina Ferry Village. Served as lead negotiator for the City of South San Francisco and its former redevelopment agency for a public-private partnership for a 2.25-million-square-foot life sciences and technology campus, including office and research facilities, two hotels, retail marina and public recreation open space on the San Francisco Bay waterfront. Advised on the preparation and negotiation of (1) a general plan amendment, specific plan amendment, zone change, subdivision map and owner participation agreements, (2) disposition and development agreement that involved in sale of land owned by the City and provided public and private financing for public infrastructure improvements valued at more than $70 million, and (3) agreement with the harbor district regarding facility improvements.
  • L37/KASA Mixed Use Development, City of South San Francisco. Negotiated and prepared development agreement and purchase and sale agreement for mixed use transit-oriented development including retail, public parks and 800 market-rate, affordable and live-work residential units on former redevelopment agency property near a BART mass transit station and a newly constructed civic center campus.  Langbein Property, Sonoma County. Advised a property owner on obtaining changes to a draft general plan to maintain current use rights. Steven also advised the property owner on actions necessary to obtain a general plan amendment and zone change to allow for residential development on the property.
  • Crows Landing Naval Air Facility Re-use Project/CCP West Park Development, County of Stanislaus. Advised the County of Stanislaus on a program and project-level EIR associated with the development of a general plan amendment, specific plan and disposition and development agreement for the re-use and redevelopment of the 1,528-acre former Landing Naval Air Facility and 1,268 adjacent acres. The proposed industrial and commercial development included an inland rail port and airport. Major environmental issues included greenhouse gas emissions, water supply and traffic impacts.
  • Elmwood Area Commercial and Residential Development, City of Milpitas. Prepared and negotiated a draft disposition and development agreement and land use entitlements, including a vesting tentative map, for the City of Milpitas and its redevelopment agency. The project included a 683-unit market rate and affordable residential development, 180,000-square-feet commercial development for automobile dealerships, 6 acres of public parks, 8.4 acres of open space and extensive streetscape improvements.
  • Frontier Community Builders Residential and Public Recreational Project, City of Lodi. Assisted the City of Lodi to prepare and negotiate development agreements, land use entitlements (general plan amendment, zoning, annexation, tentative map and growth management allocation) and an EIR for a master plan development of approximately 1,900 residential units and a community park. The development also provided financing and land for substantial public infrastructure improvements.
  • Genentech Facilities Master Plan Update and Master Environmental Impact Report, City of South San Francisco. Advised the City on the preparation and adoption of the Master Land Use Plan and Master EIR for the Genentech campus expansion project, adding 3 million square feet of office, research and development, and light industrial development to the existing corporate campus. Also provided community benefits.
  • Milpitas Midtown Specific Plan, City of Milpitas. Advised the City of Milpitas on the preparation of the specific plan and EIR and related findings for the Midtown Specific Plan area. The specific plan provided for redevelopment of approximately 1,000 acres of existing development within midtown Milpitas and the addition of 4,000 residential units and retail and commercial development in a pedestrian-friendly environment.
  • Milpitas Project Area No. 1 Redevelopment Plan Amendment and Related Residential and Commercial Development, City of Milpitas and Milpitas Redevelopment Agency. Assisted the City of Milpitas and its redevelopment agency with preparing a redevelopment plan amendment and related CEQA documents to expand Milpitas Redevelopment Project Area No. 1 and to facilitate residential and commercial development and construction of public facilities, including a new library, health center, two parking garages and streetscape improvements. Also negotiated and assisted in preparing agreements with the county for payments of tax increment revenue generated from the project area.
  • West Downtown and North Downtown Specific Plans, City of Walnut Creek. Assisted the City with the preparation and adoption of specific plans and community benefits programs related to mixed use, office, commercial, entertainment and market rate, affordable and live-work residential development within the downtown Walnut Creek area.
  • Reynolds Ranch Mixed Use Development, City of Lodi. Advised the City of Lodi on preparing and negotiating a development agreement, land use entitlements (general plan amendment, zoning, annexation, tentative map and growth management allocation) and an EIR for a commercial, office and residential development. The 220-acre project included a Blue Shield Call Center, retail and residential developments, parks, a fire station, a school and other facilities.
  • Terrabay Specific Plan, Zoning and Development Agreement and Related EIRs, City of South San Francisco. Reviewed and edited specific plans, zoning ordinances and precise plans for a mixed-use development—including low- and high-density housing, open space, public infrastructure and amenities, and 600,000 square feet of office and retail development on San Bruno Mountain. Also reviewed and edited phased EIRs and related CEQA findings for the project and negotiated development agreements for all development phases.
  • Wavecrest Mixed Use Development, City of Half Moon Bay. Assisted the City of Half Moon Bay with the preparation and approval of the Wavecrest Specific Plan, a development agreement, a tentative map, a coastal development permit and an EIR for a mixed-use development near the coast. The project included residential and commercial development, open space, and public amenities (sports fields, coastal trail, etc.).