Five years with the redevelopment acquisition team of the Irvine Company has taught many lessons: the need for a "density delta" that offsets the loss of revenue-producing assets, generating density with affordable building types and creating ‘complete communities’, are but a few. Of greatest value is bringing tested new community design principles into the redevelopment space; allowing differentiation in a crowded and competitive market.
San Jose MXD
While at the Irvine Company, Steve managed the planning for this 60 acre parcel in the heart of Silicon Valley. As Transit Oriented Development it was important to find the highest density and land use mix supportable by the market. Innovations included combining a specialty market with a cinema/entertainment complex and micro-housing units.
China Peak Mountain Resort
The redevelopment and intensification of this regional ski resort in northern California required working within a complex set of constraints while achieving a level-of-magnitude lift in the resorts build-out retail and room count. A ‘village’ concept was developed to create an engaging place, visitor experience and 365 day resort experience.
Honda Center Redevelopment
The largest redevelopment project in Orange County, the Honda Center sports, and entertainment complex links the existing Honda Center arena with the ARTIC regional transportation hub. Over 400k SF of retail, F&B, live performance and entertainment are combined into a high energy walking district linked by a High Line bridging concept.