The attorneys at Stice & Block LLP have played leading roles in structuring and delivering some of California’s largest and most complex real estate and redevelopment projects.
Recent significant projects include:
Alameda Point, Site A – Alameda, CA
Serve as lead counsel for the developer of approximately 68 acres of the former Alameda Point Naval Air Station in Alameda, California. Our work includes negotiation and documentation of the Exclusive Negotiation and Disposition and Development Agreements between the developer, Alameda Point Partners, LP, and the City of Alameda, related land use issues, and coordination with the City of Alameda and the U.S. Navy in connection with the remediation and management of hazardous materials at this former military base. The phased development of Site A will ultimately include 800 residential units; up to 200,000 square feet of new shops, restaurants and other retail; 400,000 square feet of commercial/retail; and 14 acres of public parks plazas and open space.
Brooklyn Basin/Oak to Ninth – Oakland, CA
Serve as lead counsel for the developer in all phases of the acquisition, entitlement, financing, environmental remediation and ongoing development of this 60-acre Bay-front property formerly owned and operated by the Port of Oakland. Our work on this project included resolving numerous challenges, including a CEQA lawsuit challenging the approved Environmental Impact Report; securing a multi-million dollar environmental cleanup, including the acquisition of multiple environmental insurance policies; and a land exchange with the State Lands Commission to resolve Tidelands Trust issues.
DMB Pacific Ventures
Serve as primary legal and entitlement counsel to private equity real estate investment firm. Key projects include the largest and most complex development and conservation ventures in the western United States, including Redwood City Saltworks (San Francisco Bay area), Tejon Mountain Village (Southern California), Kukui Ula (Kauai, Hawaii) and numerous other actual and proposed ventures. Responsibilities include due diligence, entitlement strategy and execution, regulatory permitting and compliance, project oversight and management and political and electoral strategy.
Fair Oaks Transit Village – Sunnyvale, CA
Serve as lead counsel for the developer in all phases of acquisition, financing, entitlement and disposition of this infill redevelopment in the City of Sunnyvale’s Morse Park neighborhood. The project converted the property from a vacant light manufacturing building and surface parking lot to a fully-entitled for-sale residential development integrated with the surrounding neighborhood.
Fiddyment Ranch – Roseville, CA
Served as lead counsel for the acquisition, financing, entitlement and sale of this mixed-use master-planned community across 1,562 acres. The development included over 4,000 homes, 30 acres for retail and commercial use and 556 acres of parks and open space.
Millworks – Novato, CA
Served as lead counsel for the acquisition, financing, entitlement, construction and sale of this four-story, mixed-use infill development in downtown Novato. The development includes 124 residential units over a 38,000 square foot Whole Foods market. Work included negotiation and documentation of the long-term lease with Whole Foods.
Oakland Army Base – Oakland, CA
Serve as lead counsel for the developer of approximately 158 acres of the former Oakland Army Base in Oakland, California. Our work includes legal oversight of nearly every aspect of this multifaceted development project, including negotiation of the 66-year lease for the property, demolition of existing structures, remediation of hazardous materials and development of a 34-acre upgraded working waterfront area, one million square feet of logistics facilities and two new rail yards.
Schlage Lock – San Francisco, CA
Serve as lead environmental counsel in the acquisition, multi-million dollar cleanup (including third party environmental risk transfer and environmental insurance) and entitlement of the former Schlage Lock manufacturing facility in San Francisco, California. The approximately 20-acre site is currently approved for 1,679 residential units and nearly 50,000 square feet of commercial/office space.
The Hive – Oakland, CA
Serve as lead counsel for the acquisition, financing, cleanup and development of this transformative mixed-use project on Auto Row in Oakland’s Uptown District. Our past and ongoing work includes all phases of due diligence, parcel assembly, entitlement, permitting, environmental remediation, construction and leasing. Future phases of the project include the construction and leasing of 104 apartments.