NOTABLE CURRENT HWL PROJECTS
IMPERIAL LANDFILL, IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
Project: Regional Landfill. HWL Role: Planning, permitting, and political support.
TEMPORARY LODGING FACILITY, MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER, 29 PALMS, CALIFORNIA
Project: 22M building, infrastructure, and parking lot for temporary lodging for the Marines. HWL Role: construction survey and stormwater QSP support.
PONTO BEACH FRONT, CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA
Project: 136-unit mixed-use residential commercial beach front project. HWL Role: Planning, environmental and political support.
SAGER RANCH, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Project: 160 Acre Resort and Residential Specific Plan. HWL Role: Planning, Specific Plan Preparation and support.
REDDING OASIS, REDDING, CALIFORNIA
Project: Retail shopping mall and open space on 500 ac site. HWL Role: engineering design of mass grading and flood conveyance facilities.
MARJA ACRES CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA
Project: 300-unit mixed use project. HWL Role: Planning, engineering, survey, infrastructure and political support.
PAST HWL PROJECTS (PUBLIC)
CITY OF VISTA, CA
HWA served as a staff extension to review and process development applications, including meetings with the applicants, and preparation of staff reports
Contact: Mr. John Conley – Community Development Director, 760.726.1340
CITY OF WESTMORLAND, CA
HWA prepared a Development Impact Fee Program and Ordinance for the City of Westmorland. The impact fees included Administrative, Parks, Law Enforcement, Fire Protection, Circulation, Wastewater Treatment and Water Treatment facilities.
Contact: Mr. Joel Hamby - Development Services Consultant to the City of Westmorland, 760.344.3411
CITY OF CARLSBAD – PLANNED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE
While working for the City of Carlsbad, Mr. Howes was responsible for coordinating the update of the City’s Planned Development Ordinance. This work effort required coordinating the efforts of staff, architects, engineers, builders and concerned citizens to prepare a workable Planned Development Ordinance. Subsequent to leaving the City, Mr. Howes has been involved in recent updates of the Planned Development Ordinance to address changing product types and new development trends.
CITY OF SOLANA BEACH, CA
HWA served as a staff extension to study the potential for the provision of affordable housing units, including second dwelling units, corrected information in the City’s housing data bases, entered information into the City’s computer programs and prepared detailed exhibits showing the vacant and underdeveloped lots with the potential for providing additional affordable dwelling units.
Contact: Ms Tina Christensen – Community Development Director, 858.720.2441
CITY OF CLOVERDALE, CA
HWA prepared a draft Service Area Plan (LAFCO - Municipal Service Review) for the City of Cloverdale as a part of their expanding Sphere of Influence and anticipated annexations. This has entailed detailed review of the city’s growth patterns, growth projections, and impacts on public facilities. The finalization of the Service Area Plan has been delayed pending the full update of the city’s General Plan.
Contact: Mr. Vincent Long - City Manager (Retired), 707.894.2521
CITY OF IMPERIAL, CA
HWA worked for the City of Imperial preparing an update to their Service Area Plan (LAFCO - Municipal Service Review) as a part of their expanding Sphere of Influence and anticipated annexations. This has entailed detailed review of the city’s growth patterns, growth projections, and impacts on public facilities. As a part of this process, HWA conducted workshops with the public to help them understand the intent of the changes to the sphere of influence and the overall effects of future annexations. HWA is also updated the city’s Development Impact Fee Program. The impact fees updated included Administrative, Parks, Law Enforcement, Fire Protection and Circulation. HWA previously provided significant input regarding the need for the city to demonstrate how the impact fees were collected and dispersed since the time of implementation in 2002. HWA devised a fee tracking methodology that the city is currently implementing.
Contact: Mr. Jorge (George) Galvan - Planning Manager, 760.355.3326
CITY OF CARLSBAD - HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE
While working for the City of Carlsbad Planning Department, Mr. Howes prepared the City’s first hillside development ordinance. The ordinance established subjective criteria that limited the height of slopes and the amount of grading that could occur on natural slopes. Preparation of the ordinance required numerous meetings with representatives of the development community as well as concerned citizens. Subsequent to leaving the City, Mr. Howes was involved in recently updates the Hillside Development Ordinance.
PAST HWL PROJECTS (PRIVATE)
476 BROADWAY MIXED USE (CITY OF CHULA VISTA, CA)
HWA coordinated the submittal and processing of a Tentative Map and Urban Core Development Permit for a mixed-use project. The mid-rise project consisted of 321 condominiums over 13,000 square feet of ground level commercial with two levels of underground parking.
Contact: Arlen Capital – Mr. Lynn Wells, 619.471.1164
ST. ELIZABETH SEATON CATHOLIC CHURCH (CITY OF CARLSBAD, CA)
HWA coordinated the submittal and processing of a Conditional Use Permit for the major expansion of an existing Catholic church in the La Costa area of Carlsbad. The project required meetings with neighbors to address parking and traffic concerns. Due to the work done by our office the project received unanimous approval with no neighborhood opposition.
Contact: St. Elizabeth Seaton Catholic Church – Mr. Bill Hayes, 760.420.2480
BOXING CLUB (LA MESA, CA)
HWA coordinated the submittal and processing of a Conditional Use Permit to allow for an athletic club to locate in an empty commercial building within the Grossmont Shopping Center.
Contact: The Boxing Club – Mr. Steven Wade, 858.554.0440
POINSETTIA COMMONS SPECIFIC PLAN CITY OF CARLSBAD, CA
Mr. Howes coordinated the efforts of a team of consultants to prepare a specific plan for the development of a 92 acres transit oriented, mixed use development near the Poinsettia Transit Station in the City of Carlsbad. The pedestrian friendly project incorporated a number of uses including single family detached, multifamily affordable, live/work units and commercial.
VINEYARDS SPECIFIC PLAN (CITY OF VISTA, CA)
HWA coordinated the submittal and processing of a Specific Plan, Tentative Map and Environmental Impact Report for a 16 acre mixed use development. The project consisted of 59 single family homes and 46 live/work units on a vacant hillside.
Contact: Urban West – Mr. David DiRienzo, 949.350.3074
EASTLAKE OFFICE CONDOMINIUMS (CITY OF CHULA VISTA, CA)
HWA coordinated the submittal and processing of a Parcel Map and Condominium Permit for a 68,000 square foot office condominium project within the Eastlake II Specific Plan. Extensive negotiations were required with SDG&E to coordinate parking and access under an existing transmission line easement.
Contact: Urban West – Mr. David DiRienzo, 949.350.3074
IMPERIAL LANDFILL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (IMPERIAL, CA)
HWA coordinated the submittal and processing of a General Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Conditional Use Permit and Height Variance for the 89-acre expansion of the existing Imperial Landfill. In addition to the processing of the land use permits, HWA was the primary point of contact between the County, the EIR preparer, and the applicant during the preparation and review of the Environmental Impact Report. HWA provided a coordinated comprehensive review of the DEIR and negotiated appropriate EIR mitigation measures on behalf of the applicant.
HWA also prepared a Borrow Site Analysis as apart of the project to demonstrate that adequate cover material would be available at a future date for use at the landfill. This analysis and assumptions contained in this report were used by both the traffic consultant and the air impact consultant to complete their respective analyses.
BRESSI RANCH MASTER PLAN – CITY OF CARLSBAD
In cooperation with Calthorpe and Associates Mr. Howes coordinated the preparation of 585 acre pedestrian oriented, mixed use master plan. The project included the preparation of detailed development standards and design guidelines to ensure that the project would create a truly walk able pedestrian friendly community. Several workshops with concerned residents for adjacent neighborhoods were required to address potential concerns about the proposed project.
KISCO CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS (CITY OF CARLSBAD, CA)
HWA coordinated the submittal and processing of a Planned Industrial Permit for the construction of a 22,500 square foot corporate headquarters on a 3.5 acre industrial site in Carlsbad. The project was designed to obtain a Platinum LEED certification when constructed.
Contact: Kisco Senior Housing – Mr. Mitch Brown, 760.804.5900
SCOTT STREET PARKING DECK (CITY OF VISTA, CA)
HWA coordinated the submittal and processing of a plot plan for the retrofitting of a parking deck on a five acre parcel currently occupied by an under-parked 126,000 square foot industrial building.
Contact: The PRES Companies – Mr. Jack Fitzgibbon, 949.261.7737
TERRACES AT SUNNY CREEK - CITY OF CARLSBAD
Mr. Howes coordinated the efforts to a team of consultants to obtain City approval for the Terraces at Sunny Creek. The project consisted of 172 small lot single family units, 50 multi-family affordable units and 28 second dwelling units. Approval of a Special Use Permit for the grading of a 17.6 acre commercial pad at the intersection of College and El Camino Real was also included as a part of this project. The project had to address a wide variety of design and environmental issues and several public hearings.
RANCHO CARRILLO MASTER PLAN – CITY OF CARLSBAD
Mr. Howes coordinated the efforts of a team of consultants to prepare a master plan for the development of the 600 acre Rancho Carrillo Master Plan. They were responsible for coordinating and holding a number of workshops with concerned citizens and special interest groups to ensure that the master plan addressed their concerns. Based on the input from these meetings as well as direction from the property owners, they prepared detailed design guidelines that allowed for site sensitive development of the site that minimized citizen concerns.