Ward & Associates is an urban planning and environmental consulting firm specializing in the preparation of NEPA/CEQA documents, including initial studies, Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments and preparation of general and specific plans.
Oakland Army Base Reuse Plan- Project Manager for analysis of the technical services component including engineering and infrastructure analysis, geotechnical evaluation, environmental and hazards analysis.
Other General Plan Activities: -Housing Element Update, Pittsburg, California -Existing Conditions Study for the General Plan Update, Compton, California -North Richmond Area Specific Plan, Richmond, California
Oak Knoll Medical Center-Economic Development Conveyance, Oakland, CA., -Project Manager for infrastructure analysis services related to the preparation of an Economic Development Conveyance application.
EIS/EIR-Port of Oakland 50' Dredging Project, Oakland, CA., Served as Project Manager for the analysis of Land Use, Recreation, and Visual Impacts related to this dredging project which will deepen the existing channel from 42' to 50'.
EIS/EIR, Cypress Freeway Replacement Project, Oakland, CA, Project Manager for Visual Analysis section of the Environmental Impact Report (CEQA)/Statement (NEPA), and prepared the visual impact assessment and visual/aesthetic mitigations in accordance with the American Society of Landscape Architects methodology accepted by the Federal Highway Administration for highway projects, and as directed by CALTRANS District 4 Landscape and Environmental staff.
Other Related Activities:
During more than 25 years of public service, Mr. Ward has reviewed, analyzed, and approved dozens of environmental documents ranging from initial studies, environmental assessments, environmental impact reports and statements and a variety of related documents. Project environmental documents were for a complex range of activities including major highways, subdivisions, multi-family housing developments, redevelopment programs, industrial and retail commercial developments, and mixed-use projects.
Relevant Public Service: Alameda County California Housing Authority, Member Since 1992-2008,Chairman 1997-1998 Councilmember, Hayward, CA., 1984-2008 Former Board of Zoning Adjustments Member and Planning Commissioner San Francisco Bay Area Regional Airport Planning Committee 1993-2008, Chairman 1999-2004 Board Member,East Bay Dischargers Authority, San Lorenzo, CA., 1989-2008 Board Chairman (1993-1995, 1998-1999)
Professional Memberships/ Licenses/Certifications: American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Association of Environmental Professionals Registered Environmental Assessor, CA Real Estate Broker, CA #926896
Education: Master of City Planning (MCP), University of California, Berkeley, CA Bachelor of Architecture (B-Arch) Howard University, Washington, D.C.