Medical Center and Parking Structure Project
NCA Real Estate had conceptualized a medical office project at the outer edge of the Shops at Mission Viejo, a regional shopping mall in south Orange County. Upon submittal of the project’s pre-application, NCA retained Peter Whittingham to provide strategic guidance and to outreach to the Mission Viejo City Council and executive management.
After overcoming initial challenges related to the demise of redevelopment in California and potential delays, Whittingham worked collaboratively with NCA principals and other consultants to navigate through the entitlement process, addressing and resolving concerns related to the site plan, architecture, landscaping, internal traffic circulation and parking demands. The 104,500 square- foot medical office building and 400+ car parking structure was ultimately approved unanimously by the Mission Viejo Planning Commission.
Mr. Whittingham subsequently assisted NCA with requisite outreach to and approvals by Moulton Niguel Water District and San Diego Gas & Electric, expediting plan reviews and overcoming logistical challenges to enable construction to commence in January of 2018. Upon its completion in 2019, Mission Viejo Medical Center (MVMC) will be completely occupied by Mission Hospital and will include a $40 million comprehensive cancer treatment center, serving not only Mission Viejo but the entire region.
Principal Peter Whittingham talks about the project and his team’s role in assisting NCA Real Estate in bringing this $37MM project, 104,500 sf medical office and parking structure project to reality.
“We had been working on the development of a medical office project near Mission Hospital for more than five years. When it was time to pursue our entitlement approvals, Peter stepped in to guide us to the finish line, using his relationships with both elected officials and City staff, as well as the local water district and various utilities. Without question, Peter’s guidance and expertise were invaluable in helping us achieve all the necessary approvals.”