Land Use – Long Range Planning

LAK Associates has worked  with several municipalities throughout the state to provide contract and design support, including General Plans and Specific Plans. We also provide assistance for single family property owners throughout California. We have extensive experience including preparation of public sector planning documents and large scale master development plans for private clients. We also provide support for entitlement processing; public policy evaluation and public participation plans and programs.

Recent projects include:

City of San Rafael – Kaiser: Medical Office Building 2016

LAK Associates is serving as contract planning staff to the City of San Rafael for the Kaiser: Medical Office Building – 1650 Los Gamos Drive project.  Kaiser recently purchased the property and has submitted an application to convert the existing office building into medical office uses. The project also includes construction of a new parking garage to meet the City’s parking requirements for the PD zoning district.  As contract staff, LAK coordinated project team meetings, prepared staff reports, and managed the CEQA process for the City including preparation of an Initial Study and project EIR. LAK, drafted the required PD and Use Permit Amendments and reviewed all the environmental documents for consistency with the City Code. Important environmental issues include traffic and circulation, air/noise/greenhouse gases, and hydrology and drainage impacts.  LAK was retained by the City on a fixed contract.

Town of Fairfax General Plan 2010-30

As contract planners for the Town of Fairfax, LAK facilitated general plan advisory meetings and worked with Town Planning Commissioners with the drafting of the General Plan, including the Housing Element and the Town Center Element. Key issues involved insuring community design character, transportation and circulation issues, enhancing drainage and wetland mitigation, and the preserving open space.

Solano360 – City of Vallejo

Solano 360, Vallejo, CA

LAK Associates recently served as contract planning staff to the City of Vallejo for the Solano360 Project. The Solano360 Project will reimagine and redevelop the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo, CA. Solano County was the lead agency managing the Specific Plan and EIR process for the Solano360 project, but because the Fairgrounds are located in the City of Vallejo, LAK Associates provided oversight of the application process for the project. As contract planners for the City, LAK drafted the required General Plan and Zoning Amendments, and reviewed all environmental documents.

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