Projects

3051 Edison Way, Redwood City, CA

Services: Affordable Housing Development Management and Public Funding Applications

Client: Novin Development Corp

3051 Edison Way is a 78-unit affordable housing community in North Fair Oaks, an unincorporated community of San Mateo County.  The project was entitled under SB35 with a 140 du/acre density, located in an amenity-rich zone. The proposed affordable community has 50% of units set-aside for permanent supportive housing and intellectually& developmentally disabled individuals. The remaining 50% of units will serve households with up to 60% AMI.  FCL led the development management for the project, working on encroachment issues with neighbors, redesigning the architectural plans for modular construction, building community support, and applying for county and state subsidy funding. 

VTA Curtner TOD

Client: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Service: Development Management, Entitlement and Community Outreach

This is a TOD mixed-use project with transit amenities, 8,000sqft of ground-floor commercial, 240,000sqft of medical office, 120 units of senior living,  65 units of affordable housing, 9000 sqft of Day Care Center and 2,000 sqft of a community hub. 


VTA Cerone Yard TOD

Client: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Service: Development Management, Entitlement and Community Outreach

This is a TOD mixed-use project along Cayote Creek in North San Jose.  The project is about 1.1 million sqft development which includes advances manufacturing spaces, life science office building and community open spaces on 30 Acre Site. 

City of Tucson Housing Feasibility Study, Arizona

Services: Master Plan Community development feasibility and Affordable Housing Financing

Client: Department of Housing, City of Tucson, Arizona 

NDC and FCL is in partnership with Opticos Design to conduct a feasibility study on a City-owned 12-acre parcel. The feasibility study aimed to provide the city staff with insights into site carrying capacity, unit yield, parking strategy, and financial feasibility(proforma). We tested various housing types, including affordable apartments, affordable seniors, affordable ownership, and missing middle housing, totaling 450 housing units. The findings from the feasibility study will inform the RFP process, define the baseline land use program and unit mix, and support negotiations with private development partners. NDC is also guiding on phasing and land banking for the future, rezoning the site for higher densities, forming a joint venture public-private partnership structure, and creating a community engagement process. 

Pomona UNIFIED SCHOOL District, Pomona, Ca 

Services: Asset Management and Site Feasibility 

Client: 3D Strategies 

The Pomona Unified School District owns eighteen (18) sites, many of which are partially or fully underutilized, leading to significant annual asset management costs to the school district. FCL conducted a land uses and zoning analysis, followed by site-specific feasibility studies of seven (7) sites, to help the district understand the highest and best use of these sites.  FCL tested a variety of land uses, including single-family homes, townhomes, workforce housing, retail, and community facilities. 

Sulprus Land Feasibility Study, sacramento, CA

Services: Pre-development feasibility study and market analysis\

Client: Sacramento City Unified School District


The school district is considering disposing of six(6) sites under their ownership. Most of these sites are elementary schools that have closed due to low enrollment. FCL collaborated with 3D Strategies to guide the school district in understanding the highest and best use of the six (6) and create a feasible strategy to dispose of each site. The 6 sites studied under this study were distributed in 4 different market areas. Each market area offers its own unique challenges and opportunities. Some are stronger today and others have promising long-term opportunities in 5 to 10 years.

213 Visitacion Ave, Brisbane, Ca 

Services: Entitlements and Community Engagement

Client: Arcus Housing

This is a mixed-use 4-unit/4500 sqft building multi-family condo infill project located in the Downtown of Brisbane. The project posed unique challenges of width of 25’, conventional parking requirements, fire access easement, and the need for ground floor retail while still trying to provide the missing middle housing. The innovative design and zoning solution included mechanical parking complemented with TDM strategies, leveraging existing walkability of the neighborhood, and added support from the community who see this project as a catalyst to revitalize the Downtown.

Franklin Forward, Santa Clara, Ca 

Services: Community Building, Tactical Urbanism and Program Management 

Client: This is community-led project for the community of Santa Clara 


Franklin Forward is a community-driven art initiative to reclaim the missing Franklin Street alignment and bring activation to Santa Clara Downtown through tactical urbanism. The initiative proposes painting the 70’ wide Franklin Street alignment on the surface parking lot, which remains after the Downtown was demolished. Forward City Labs is leading process which includes working with community members, getting city permits, fundraising, releasing a call for artists and hosting the community participative event day. 


Santa Clara Downtown Precise Plan, Santa Clara, Ca 

Services: Long Range Planning

Client: City Of Santa Clara


The Santa Clara Valley has evolved from being a thriving agricultural community in the 1800s to the Silicon Valley of today – arguably the leading tech innovation hub of the world. With the clearing of eight blocks of the old downtown as a result of the City’s 1960s Urban Renewal Plan, the City now has the opportunity to rebuild the downtown fabric in a deliberate way and a way that can achieve the community’s specific goals for downtown livability. To this end, the Downtown Santa Clara Precise Plan will carefully lay the framework for a “core” that is simultaneously rooted in the community aspiration, affordability, smart mobility and forward looking density while being supported by infrastructure and amenities that will respond to the evolving needs of the community over time.