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Specialty Studies and Consulting

Representative Projects 

 
Commercial Land Use Feasibility Study for Local Coastal Plan Amendment
Malibu, California
Mailbu
Clients:
County of Ventura  Resource Management Agency - Planning Division
Private Developer
Project Description:
In response to a request from the California Coastal Commission staff, to help assess an application for a Local Coastal Plan Amendment to change the land use designation from commercial to residential on a 2.85-acre portion of a site located on Pacific Coast Highway. This detailed feasibility study was prepared to:
  • Assess the feasibility of developing new visitor-serving commercial uses on the subject property by conducting independent market research, considering site specific conditions, completing economic analysis of potentially viable uses and providing professional conclusions as to the viability of the subject property for visitor serving commercial use.
  • Offer professional opinions regarding the potential effect which Coastal Commission approval of the proposed land use designation changes may have on the long-term viability of the existing adjacent property.
  • Assess and draw conclusions as to the property’s highest and best use, economically feasible use and maximum productive use.
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Community Outreach Program Management
Pacific Pointe at Port Hueneme Tower
Port Hueneme, California
Pacific Pointe at Port Hueneme
Client:
CPH Tower, LLC
Project Description:
Creation and implementation of a comprehensive community outreach program for Pacific Pointe at Port Hueneme Tower, a proposed 46-story resort hotel and luxury residential condominium development on a beachfront site in the City of Port Hueneme. 

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Secure State Funding and Site Transfer 
Saticoy Veterans Home

Ventura, California
Vets Home
Client:
Archstone Communities

Project Description:
Negotiations and client/city representation in meetings with governor’s office, state legislature, California Department of Veterans Affairs, Governor’s Commission on Veterans Homes, California Native Heritage Commission, local active military and veterans organizations, local city councils and Ventura County Board of Supervisors and others to lobby for the appropriation of state matching funds required to develop a California Veterans Home in Saticoy. Facilitate transfer of site and compliance with related CEQA mitigation and monitoring measures, as required to secure final project approvals for Archstone to develop its proposed 404-unit apartment community, and to deliver the adjacent Veterans Home site to the state.

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Apartment Concentration Study
Alexan Parc Rose
Oxnard, California
Parc Rose
Client:
Trammell Crow Residential Southern California (TCR)
Project Description:
The purpose of the Apartment Concentration Study was to examine the actual economic, physical and public safety conditions in several areas of Oxnard and Ventura County with high concentrations of apartment units to draw conclusions regarding the impact that a concentration of apartments has had on neighborhood conditions over time and to determine if the type of ownership and size of individual properties was a factor in any adverse impacts. This study was conducted in response to concerns expressed by the City of Oxnard Planning Commission during public hearings to consider the proposal by TCR to build 374 new apartment units immediately adjacent to an existing 404-unit apartment complex.

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Feasibility Study for Renovation and Repositioning
Ventura Pines Apartments
Ventura, California

Ventura Pines
Client:
Private Foundation
Project Description:
Detailed investigation and analysis to provide the property owner with DSG's professional opinion regarding the potential financial feasibility of proposed renovations and market repositioning improvements to its 309-unit Ventura Pines Apartments, including projections as to the achievable post renovation rents.

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Annexation Application Processing through Ventura County LAFCO




Clients/Applicants:
City of Ventura, California
Archstone Communities
Centex Homes
University of California
Project Description:
Application preparation, process management and client representation for Ventura County LAFCO review and approval of the annexation of various development sites into the City of Ventura, California.
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Code Compliance Resolution
Weber’s Bread Retail Store
Oxnard, California

Webers Bread
Client:
Interstate Brands Corporation
International Bakeries Corporation
Project Description:
Detailed current and historical zoning ordinance research and analysis to verify and fully document continuing code-compliance for Weber’s Bread Outlet Store, a legal non-conforming retail use in continual operation since 1963. 

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Project Feasibility Consulting and Expert Witness Testimony  
El Monte Transit Village 

El Monte, California

El Monte

Client:
Titan Group
Project Description:
El Monte Transit Village is a mixed-use transit-oriented development consisting of retail and office uses, hotel, regional education center, conference/exhibition center, public park areas and 1,850 residential dwelling units. The primary focus of DSG’s work was to provide an independent professional assessment and resulting expert opinions related to the master developer’s market feasibility, land planning assumptions and presentation of expert opinions at public hearings during the development entitlement process.  
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