LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Mark is a member of the firm’s land use group. His practice emphasizes entitlements, due diligence, administrative compliance, and environmental law. Mark’s clients range from families looking to remodel and expand their homes to institutional developers proposing mixed-use projects exceeding a million square feet. Mark has appeared before a number of decision makers, including San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Board of Appeals, and Zoning Administrator; the Berkeley City Council; the San Mateo Planning Commission and City Council; and state and federal courts.
Mark is an expert in local and state zoning laws and regulations, as well as the application of the California Environmental Quality Act to infill development sites. Along with appearing before local decision-making bodies, Mark provides strategic advice and counsel to property owners, project sponsors, and potential purchasers and tenants. Before joining Reuben, Junius & Rose, Mark practiced civil litigation, giving him unique insight into the transactional and entitlement pitfalls that lead to lawsuits and the importance of creating a robust administrative record.
Mark is a Bay Area native and passionate about civic issues affecting San Francisco, the Bay Area, and California.
- B. A., 2006, Middlebury College
- J.D. Cum Laude, 2011, University of California, Hastings College of Law
- An approximately 2 million square foot mixed-use project in downtown San Francisco with adaptive re-use of two buildings, the construction of two towers featuring hotel, office and residential uses, and the re-routing of a public right-of-way through the project site;
- A 75-unit density bonus project in a Bay Area peninsula city that was appealed to the city council;
- A 230-unit residential project in San Francisco’s South of Market district;
- A 180-unit residential project in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood;
- Adaptive re-use of a national landmark;
- Partial preservation and an addition to a locally-designated historic building;
- Land use diligence for a multi-phase master development plan in the Bay Area on behalf of a potential capital partner.
- Member, State Bar of California
- Member, Urban Land Institute
- Client-Alert – Proposed Changes to HOME-SF Density Bonus Program, Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP, Update June 28, 2018
- Legislation Implementing the Central SoMa Plan Released, Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP, Update February 28, 2018
- Formula Retail Scuffle in Malibu, Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP, Update November 9, 2017
- Sorting Through the Details of the New Affordable Housing Program, Reuben, Junius & Rose, Update August 14, 2017
- Planning’s Retooled Approach to Residential Projects in RH Districts – The Large Home Program, Reuben, Junius & Rose, Update May 12, 2017
- New ADU Law and Peskin’s Implementing Ordinance, Reuben, Junius & Rose, Update February 10, 2017
- Around City Hall: A Winter Update on Appeals and New Land Use Related Programs, Reuben, Junius & Rose, Update December 9, 2016
- Many Changes Made to BMR Trailing Legislation During Heated Land Use Committee Hearing, Reuben, Junius & Rose, Update April 19, 2016
- Supervisors and Mayor Agree to an Affordability Compromise, but Not a Solution, Reuben, Junius & Rose, Update March 2, 2016
- Holiday Foreshadowing of 2016: Expect a Challenging Year for San Francisco Development, Reuben, Junius & Rose, Update December 11, 2015
- Density Bonus Program Unveiled, Reuben, Junius & Rose, Update August 21, 2015
- San Francisco Approaches New Transportation Fee, Reduced Transportation Analysis, Reuben, Junius & Rose, Update June 11, 2015
- Catching Up with the Central SoMa Plan and the Gray Water Ordinance, Reuben, Junius & Rose, Update April 30, 2015