EPS Team Selected for Transit District Study in the City of South Gate, California

EPS has been hired as part of a multi-disciplinary team with Community Design + Architecture, Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors, and Fehr & Peers by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the City of South Gateto plan for the South Gate Transit Oriented District.  A proposed light rail station, part of the proposed Los […]

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James R. Musbach, EPS Managing Principal, Invited to Participate in Forum of National Experts on Public-Private Partnerships

Mr. Musbach was among 30 experts from across the country invited to participate in the 2012 Charles H. Shaw Forum, Innovative Public-Private Partnerships and Finance, at ULI Headquarters in Washington, DC.  The group was composed of developers, land use attorneys, development and finance consultants, urban designers and planners, Mayors and other elected officials, Directors of […]

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Strategies for Municipal Independence: A Case Study of East Los Angeles

EPS completed a Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis (CFA) for the proposed incorporation of East Los Angeles.  On February 8, 2012, the Los Angeles Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) voted to deny the application for the incorporation of East Los Angeles.  This denial terminated the most recent East Los Angeles incorporation effort which extended for almost five […]

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A New 21st Century Workplace in South Fremont

With the closure of theToyota/GM joint venture New United Motors Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) plant in April 2010, the San Francisco Bay Area lost its last car manufacturing factory.  The loss of thousands of jobs at the factory and among suppliers generated widespread concern at city, state, and federal levels.  The Economic Development Administration (EDA) sponsored […]

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City of Fontana: Sierra Avenue/Valley Boulevard Land Use Study

EPS has been hired, as part of a multi-disciplinary team with Community Design + Architecture and Fehr & Peers, by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the City of Fontana to conduct a study for land use and transportation strategies to improve one of the City’s most important commercial areas.  The intersection of […]

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EPS leads Development Strategy for the City of Austin, Texas

The Central East Austin Master Plan, Urban Renewal Plan, and other planning documents adopted in the 1990s were intended to guide public investment and private development in the East 11th and 12th StreetCorridors. Some of the goals of those plans have been realized, but much of the intended change for these corridors has not yet […]

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EPS Assists San Joaquin County and Mining Interests in Financing of Freeway Interchange

EPS assisted the San Joaquin County and private mining interest in securing a $28 million public financing to construct a new freeway interchange on State Highway 132 at Bird Road in south San Joaquin County.  The $28 million was secured March 22, 2012.  The new interchange will serve an aggregate mining area bordered by Interstate […]

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The City of Dublin, California Selects EPS-led Team to Prepare Economic Development Strategy

The City of Dublin has selected Economic & Planning Systems, the Center for Strategic Economic Research (CSER), and MIG to prepare the City’s economic development strategy.  This important project will encompass extensive real estate market analysis, an economic competitiveness assessment, and public outreach.  The City is seeking an actionable plan to guide the near-term activities […]

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EPS Informs Agencies about Impacts of California Supreme Court Decisions on Redevelopment

The recent California Supreme Court decision to uphold AB1X 26 and determine that AB1X 27 was unconstitutional ended California redevelopment as it was formerly known.  In the wake of that decision, Successor Agencies are presently scrambling to determine and manage “enforceable obligations” while simultaneously being required to dispose of former redevelopment agency assets “expeditiously” and “in a manner aimed at […]

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