vision - process
- capabilities - experience
Heights(formerly Hughes-Fullerton) is a 293 acre property that
was owned by the Hughes Corporation. The site had 1.5 million
sq.ft. of light industrial/office space, 80% of which was vacant.
Hughes had gone through five years of failed attempts to re-zone
the area for 400 residential units.
a founding partner of CommonWealth Partners, Anderson took the
lead in formulating a strategy to develop consensus among disparate
parties, as well as to create an achievable and economic long
term master plan for the area. Anderson brought in Peter Calthorpe,
a talented land planner who advocated "New Urbanist Communities."
Within 24 months, the Specific Plan, General Plan Amendment, Zoning
change, Development Agreement and Full EIR were drafted along
with hundreds of community meetings, open houses and Design Charrettes.
ultimate plan created a new mixed-use, "walkable" community
with 1,250 units of attached and detached housing, a new elementary
school site, improvements to an adjacent high school, 2 million
sq. ft of office/commercial and a new town center, which received
a 90% approval rating by the surrounding community.