Holland & Knight Land Use and Environmental Team Assists in Oakland Army Base Securing Grant to Make Significant Improvements
San Francisco (October 31, 2013) - Holland & Knight's Land Use and Environmental Team, based out of the firm's San Francisco office, was instrumental in the negotiation of agreements to make significant infrastructure improvements to the former Oakland Army Base. These improvements will enable the full build-out of an integrated maritime logistics center on the site.
Partner Elizabeth Lake led the Holland & Knight team with key assistance from partners Tamsen Plume and David Preiss, all of the San Francisco office. The Holland & Knight team worked closely with Barbara Parker, the Oakland City Attorney, and Dianne Millner, the City's legal team leader on the project, to complete necessary negotiations and agreements.
"We are very pleased that the city of Oakland, our client, and the private developer, Prologis CCIG Oakland Global have come together to make this development go forward," said Ms. Lake. "This work secured a $176 million state grant to assist in the build out. The project is expected to take five years to complete."
The Oakland Army Base is a 360-acre former base adjacent to the Port of Oakland. The project to be built there is intended to make the site a world-class intermodal trade and logistics center. Prologis is one of the world's largest developers of port-oriented logistics facilities and is partnering in this project with Oakland-based California Capital Investment Group (CCIG).