The firm is assisting the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) in negotiations with an adjoining landowner and its design professionals and construction contractors to relocate the ventilation system for the underground levels of the Salesforce Transit Center to accommodate a high rise building project adjacent to the Transit Center. Funds received will support construction of […]
The firm assists Midpen Housing Corporation in 2019 to secure land exchange agreements between the state, Redwood City, and private owners necessary to develop the Arroyo Green project, bringing 117 affordable senior housing units to downtown Redwood City.
The firm assists the Tri-Valley Conservancy (TVC) in 2009 to acquire the Bobba property, a key linkage in Livermore between Del Valle State Park and Sycamore Grove Park. The firm then helps TVC in 2019 with funding, contracting, and construction of a bridge crossing to connect two trails within the park and provide critical and […]
The firm works with the Peninsula Open Space Trust, the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority, and the City of San Jose to preserve 937 acres in Coyote Valley for wildlife and open space in 2019. SMW partners Bill White, Tamara Galanter, and Sara Clark receive the 2020 California Lawyer’s Attorney of the Year (CLAY) […]
Representing the Port of San Francisco, SMW in 2018 successfully negotiates an agreement with the state for a trust land exchange to allow for the rehabilitation of historic industrial buildings and the development of a new urban neighborhood on the city’s waterfront. The firm drafted the state legislation authorizing the exchange (AB 418).
Residents move into 306 units of affordable housing at the Alice Griffith Community at Candlestick Point, on land the Firm helps acquire and entitle, including the prosecution of quiet title litigation that successfully defends the public ownership of the site. (Successor Agency v. All Persons (2017).)
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 […]
The firm wins a victory on behalf of the Transbay Joint Powers Agency in an eminent domain jury trial to acquire a five-story office building to be demolished for the Transit Center, bus ramp, and rail tunnel. (City and County of San Francisco v. 564 Howard Street (2015).) Rendering by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, courtesy […]
On behalf of Marin Clean Energy, California’s first community choice aggregation agency, the firm negotiated a ground lease with Chevron, Inc. for the financing and construction of a 10 Megawatt solar energy project on brownfields in the City of Richmond at the Chevron Refinery.