Monthly Archives: July 2012

Study urges Pasadena not to offer Rose Bowl as possible NFL home

A recent study conducted by the Urban Land Institute says that Pasadena should resist the temptation to offer an NFL team a temporary home in the Rose Bowl. One of the report’s many conclusions might be the most troubling to Pasadena officials who want to cash in on the NFL’s potential return to Southern California. It says that letting a pro football team crash at the Rose Bowl while developers build a permanent stadium elsewhere would strike against the city’s efforts to make the Central Arroyo Seco a sustainable part of greater … Read More

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El Segundo: The Next Silicon Valley

According to a new report by non-profit think tank Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) program has found that El Segundo could very well be on its way to becoming the next Silicon Valley, attracting “new creative” high-tech businesses. A Smoky Hollow area study on El Segundo was recently released by the Urban Land Institute that presented results based on thousands of hours of investigation and discusses about the area’s economic development potential. The panel found that despite evidence of dilapidated infrastructure, limited fiber optic capacity and a parking shortage, El Segundo still … Read More

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Urban Land Institute Releases Official Smoky Hollow Study

The long-awaited Smoky Hollow area study was recently released by the Urban Land Institute, and after thousands of hours of investigation and discussions by a team of planning experts with a combined 245 years of economic development experience, the 28-page report’s findings can be boiled down to this: if El Segundo builds it, Silicon Beach will come. Read the rest of the article here.

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CEQA Reform: Ripe for Fundamental Change?

Click here to view materials from the June stimULI Breakfast, “CEQA Reform – Ripe for Fundamental Change?”.  The CEQA litigation risk has created a morass of uncertainty in terms of costs, timing, and requirements for compliance for project applicants and lead agencies. The Legislature has periodically responded by attempting to create “streamlined” process for projects that are presumptively environmentally beneficial, such as infill projects. We invite you to review these reforms and test whether they help or handicap your project – or whether they are simply inapplicable, and thus irrelevant.

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