655 Folsom – Forton Fund
Provided land use advice for a residential project in San Francisco.
AvalonBay Communities/BRIDGE Housing Corporation – Balboa Reservoir Project
Land use and real estate counsel to a partnership of AvalonBay and BRIDGE Housing seeking to purchase a 13-acre vacant reservoir site from the City and County of San Francisco and develop an 1,100 unit mixed-income development, including negotiation of a land disposition agreement, general plan amendments, rezoning and development agreement.
Group I: 950 Market Street
Land use and real estate counsel to Group I in obtaining land use entitlements, including enactment of a special zoning exemption, for construction of a mixed use hotel/residential/retail project in San Francisco Mid-Market/Tenderloin neighborhood and negotiating a hotel services agreement.
55 Laguna (UC Extension Site), San Francisco
After obtaining land use entitlements, including general plan amendments, rezoning and conditional use approvals for the 55 Laguna mixed-use development project located at the former University of California Berkeley Extension Campus in San Francisco, we prevailed in the Superior Court and Court of Appeal (unpublished decision) defending client AF Evans Development, Inc. in a CEQA lawsuit challenging the City of San Francisco's approvals for the project (Save the Laguna Street Campus v. City and County of San Francisco, et al.). 55 Laguna provides multifamily apartments, affordable senior units, public spaces, and retail space. The project includes a combination of new construction, the adaptive reuse of three historically significant buildings and the demolition of two others, which was the focus of the litigation.
Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco
Assisted the Freemasons of California and concert promoter Live Nation in obtaining permits to reposition the historic Masonic Auditorium as a major concert venue, including the successful defense of several lawsuits challenging the approvals.
1150 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco
333 Harrison Street, San Francisco
3400 Cesar Chavez/555 Bartlett Street, San Francisco
800 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco
888 Brannan Street, San Francisco
Representing SKS Investments in converting an historic but obsolete industrial and showroom building to a state-of-the art technology office building in San Francisco’s South of Market district.
8th and Harrison Street and 1000 16th Street, San Francisco
Counsel to Archstone in obtaining land use entitlements for two 400+ unit residential projects in San Francisco’s South of Market and Potrero Hill districts.
BRIDGE Housing Corporation Land Use Entitlements
We represent BRIDGE in obtaining land use entitlements for the 4840 Mission project in San Francisco, which like 250 Laguna Honda Boulevard, was awarded a Proposition A grant.
BRIDGE Housing Corporation Public Housing Replacement Project
Institute on Aging/BRIDGE Housing Corporation
Assisted the Institute on Aging and BRIDGE Housing Corporation in obtaining land use entitlements to demolish the vacant Coronet Theater in San Francisco’s Richmond District and replace it with a mixed-use project containing two floors of health and social services for seniors and low-income senior rental units above. In the face of intense opposition from some immediate neighbors, we obtained unanimous votes from both the San Francisco Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, and successfully defended the project’s EIR and use permit in San Francisco Superior Court.
Mercy Housing California
Mercy Housing/Related California
Nick Podell Companies
One Rincon Hill, San Francisco
Parcel P and 55 Ninth Street, San Francisco
Representing AvalonBay Communities in obtaining entitlements for two large apartment developments in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley and Mid-Market neighborhoods.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Represented SFMOMA in obtaining land use approvals for a major expansion of its facilities in the Yerba Buena district of San Francisco, including new galleries to display the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection. The project included the relocation of a City fire station off-site, acquisition of City property, air rights and right-of-way, and the replacement of two historic resources with the museum addition and new fire station.