The attorneys of Radler White Parks & Alexander LLP are known around the region as top-flight dealmakers. From initial strategy through implementation to closing and beyond, we remain firmly focused on fulfilling the client’s vision. Land use and real estate projects are complex and often unpredictable. You need a legal team with the experience, skill and tenacity to address any challenge that arises.
EVERGREEN DEVELOPMENT GROUP
Christe White successfully obtained approval for a mixed-use development on a 2.5 acre block in Downtown Lake Oswego amid highly vocal and organized opposition.
WILLAMS & DAME DEVELOPMENT
Christe White has handled the development, entitlement and appeal work for Williams & Dame Development (WDD) in its projects across the country. In Portland, Christe represented WDD in its redevelopment of the Central District of the South Waterfront, including development of code to permit condominium towers, office towers, a public waterfront greenway, the aerial tram, neighborhood parks and a new street plan and streetscape. Christe has continued her work for WDD in hotel and office developments.
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Christie White represents Oregon State University in its campus planning, entitlement process and zoning code amendments.
CENTRAL OREGON RESORT LAND USE ENTITLEMENTS
Christe White acted as lead counsel to a destination resort developer in Central Oregon to obtain complex amendments to previous land use entitlements necessitated by a foreclosure of the previous owner.
Christe White sought and obtained initial approval from the City of Bend to include a property with an agricultural resource designation within Bend’s updated Urban Growth Boundary. The City’s UGB decision is currently on appeal and remand from the Department of Land Conservation and Development.
CITY OF PORTLAND
Christe White represents the City of Portland on a variety of land use matters including the siting of critical infrastructure facilities such as the Sellwood and Fanno Pump Stations. She also represented the Portland Development Commission in its application strategy to obtain Greenway approval for redevelopment of the Centennial Mills site.
Christe White represents Onder Development in its entitlement and review process for a new downtown hotel.
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY
Christe White represents the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in the site planning and entitlement of its Marquam Hill and South Waterfront campus buildings. This work entails the preparation and City approval of both the Marquam Hill and South Waterfront Plans, each of which is a legislative enactment that amended City policy and zoning code provisions to permit institutional expansion of OHSU within the City of Portland. The zoning code amendments permitted an increase in density, use and height in the District, approval of parking within the South Waterfront in a Type III CCPR approval. In writing and obtaining approval of the Marquam Hill Plan District, Christe helped OHSU achieve a fundamental and historic shift from a conditional use to a permitted use.
Christe also represented OHSU in the permitting, approval and appeals that led to the successful development of the Portland Aerial Tram.
RIGHT TO DREAM
Christe White represented a group of Pearl District landowners to negotiate a mutally acceptable resolution to the planned relocation of a homeless camp to an adjacent ownership in the Pearl District. The resolution prevented the planned relocation.
Christe White successfully defended a City of Portland design review approval before the Land Use Board of Appeals and the Court of Appeals. The decisions upheld the City's Floor Area transfer provisions in the Johnson Creek Plan District.
Christe White obtained approvals for Skanlan Kemper Bard (SKB) as the new owner of the Round at Beaverton to modify past entitlements and accommodate future redevelopment plans.
Christe White represented this lifestyle center developer through a contentious approval process to build a 300,000 square foot re-developed center and successfully defended the entitlements on appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals. Christe has since obtained approval for additional centers in Washington and Oregon.
Christe White represented Mack Urban in a contested design review approval of a riverfront block in the South Waterfront.