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ULI SF is proud to announce the completion of the Dublin SCS Property TAP Report! ULI SF’s Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) provide strategic advice on complex land use and real estate development issues for local clients, such as municipalities, public agencies, and non-profit developers.
The City of Dublin engaged ULI SF’s TAP program for a third time following previous successful TAPs in 2011 and 2018. The focus of this TAP was on a large 77-acre site in east Dublin known as the SCS property. As one of the large vacant areas remaining in the Eastern Dublin Specific Plan (EDSP) area, the site has gone through several development proposals over the years, the most recent of which was rejected by Council last year amidst community pushback to the project.
The majority of the past challenges have been around the balance of uses proposed and the panel was tasked with assessing the SCS property to provide input and recommendations on land uses that “optimize synergy between land use, economic development, and community compatibility.” Specifically, the Technical Assistance Panel focused on the following questions provided by the City:
Drawing from our seasoned professional membership base, ULI SF composed a panel of experts from a wide variety of disciplines reflecting diverse perspectives, including land use and design, architecture, finance and development strategies, governance and policy, affordable housing and real estate development. TAP panelists included:
Following a four-day virtual workshop with stakeholder interviews and panel brainstorm sessions in late June 2021, the TAP panel developed several key takeaways:
Together, these are the principles that inform the panelist’s proposed vision statement: “The SCS property offers an opportunity to highlight what is authentic to east Dublin by creating a series of unique places that are linked by a walkable and bike-friendly network that can knit together this inclusive neighborhood with the adjacent community.”
The report emphasizes the importance of making something great rather than just what can be approved, outlining recommendations for a balance of economically feasible land uses that integrate with the surrounding community, as well as a series of financing, outreach, and design toolkits to assist the City and the property owner with next steps forward.