Holland & Knight Assists California Developer in Obtaining Approval for New Master Planned Community
The Grapevine at Tejon Ranch will have 12,000 residential units and 5.1 million square feet of commercial development
LOS ANGELES (December 12, 2016) – On Dec. 6, California's Kern County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tejon Ranch Company's proposed development of Grapevine at Tejon Ranch. Holland & Knight's West Coast Land Use and Environment Practice Group, led by partner Jennifer Hernandez, represented Tejon over the past several years in connection with the project's California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance and obtaining required entitlements.
The community plan for Grapevine involves 8,010 acres of the 270,000-acre Tejon Ranch, an area 60 miles north of Los Angeles. The plan creates a sustainable community with up to 12,000 residential units while preserving a vast amount of Tejon Ranch-owned lands. All of the homes and commercial buildings within Grapevine will include solar panels and the community will be designed in a way that promotes water efficiency. Grapevine will also include an extensive network of bike and walking trails, with key retail and commercial buildings being located within close proximity to residential areas.
The new community will also expand economic opportunity and create jobs in Kern County and will provide convenient access to employment, shopping, parks, schools, and housing for area residents.
Holland & Knight's West Coast Land Use and Environmental team is well known for its proficiency in CEQA-related matters and has produced comprehensive studies analyzing litigation trends and other effects of the law.