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Land Use

Land use approvals and development for Group Health Cooperative

Represented nonprofit healthcare system in repositioning its 28-acre hospital and medical center campus adjacent to Microsoft in Redmond for sale as a transit-oriented, mixed-use development site. Obtained approvals for 2.8 million square feet of development including residential, hotel/conference center, office and retail structures.

Master plan approval and master use permits for major hospital expansion

Developed and obtained City of Seattle approval of Seattle Children’s Hospital Major Institution Master Plan and obtained Master Use Permits for hospital expansion projects.

Development agreement for master plan community

Represented master developer of Issaquah Highlands, a 2,200-acre master plan community in Issaquah, Wash.; representation included negotiation of development agreement and major infrastructure.

Olympic Sculpture Park/Seattle Art Museum

Represented Seattle Art Museum in development of 4.5 acre OSP on Elliot Bay, in Seattle.

Transfer development rights and open space preservation

Represent city and master developer in a multi-party, multi-parcel land exchange to preserve open space in the Mountains to Sound Greenway in the Puget Sound area.

Land use permits for telecommunication facilities

Represent nearly all major wireless carriers in obtaining land use permits and managing appeals for new telecommunication facilities.

Land use proceedings for commercial and residential projects

Represented owner and developer of Port Ludlow Master Planned Resort, a mixed use project in Jefferson County, Wash., in multiple land use proceedings for commercial and residential projects.

Green development agreement

Represented master developer in agreement for green development of "zero-energy" project in Issaquah, Wash.

Land use entitlements for multi-family housing project

Negotiated land acquisition for the development of a LEED certified, high-density, mixed-use, transit-oriented development with approximately 800 residential units in midtown San Jose, Calif.

Land use appeal for affordable housing project*

Represented affordable housing provider in land use appeal in Medford, Ore., including successful use of Fair Housing Act defense.

YWCA affordable housing project

Represented master developer in land sale establishing development standards, and Declaration of CC&Rs for YWCA’s Family Village at Issaquah, an affordable housing project with 146 units and related childcare, office, and community service facilities.

Rezoning and development approvals for mixed-use community

Represented property owner in obtaining approval of rezone, master plan approval, and 20-year development agreement for transit-oriented, mixed-use community with 1,400 residences and 1.4 million square feet of office, retail, hotel and conference center uses.

Defense of land use appeal for hospital expansion

Defended appeal to Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board challenging City of Everett's approval of comprehensive plan, rezone, and master plan for major expansion of hospital.

Land use litigation for siting of retail stores

Represented national retailer in land use litigation involving siting of retail stores throughout Washington, including Land Use Petition Act cases in Washington superior courts and courts of appeal.

Land use approvals for healthcare and higher education facility

Obtained land use approvals for healthcare and higher education facility along light rail in Hillsboro, Ore.

Historic Town (Port Gamble) master plan

Represent owner obtain comprehensive plan and zoning change to allow a mixed-use master plan project at the national historic Port Gamble site in Kitsap County, Wash.
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm
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