Sulprus Land Feasibility Study, sacramento, CA

Client: Sacramento City Unified School District

Services: Pre-development feasibility study and market analysis

The school district considering disposing of six(6) sites under their ownership. Most of these sites are elementary schools that have closed due to low enrolment. FCL worked in collaboration with 3D Strategies to guide the school district to understand the highest and best use of each 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

Client: Arcus Housing

Services: Entitlement Advice and Community Engagement

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 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

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

Services: Community Building, Tactical Urbanism and Program Management

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

Client: Community Development Department (Contract with WRT)

Services: Lead Urban Designer and Downtown Community Task Force Member

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.

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.