AICP, Housing Specialist
Mark is an urban planner with 25 years of experience in long-range and current planning with a focus on land use and housing policy. Mark retired from the public sector in 2018 after serving as planning, redevelopment and housing manager for the City of San Bruno for 17 years. Before that, Mark was an economist at Seifel Associates working on redevelopment and housing projects for many California communities.
Mark has significant experience preparing and implementing land use plans and housing regulations, analyzing the economics of housing projects, managing housing efforts (including monitoring of affordable units) and overseeing the entitlement and environmental review process of complex development projects.
Notable projects he has successfully completed include: adoption of land use plans including the Transit Corridors Specific Plan (promotes high-density mixed-use TOD) and passage of an associated ballot measure to increase building heights and density, several housing elements, general plan amendments, parking management plan, and downtown facade improvement program; adoption of housing-related regulations including inclusionary housing and housing impact fee ordinances, emergency shelter zoning, accessory dwelling unit ordinance, and; managed the approval of over 1,100 housing units, a 150-room hotel, and over 15,000 square feet of commercial space.
Mark believes strongly that smart growth principles can enhance social equity, environmental conservation, and healthy communities. Mark is most interested in promoting land use solutions that can enable communities to adapt to the changing economic and demographic conditions currently facing the San Francisco Bay Area and balancing the needs of new worker households and families while preserving the quality of life of existing residents.