These projects involve the transformation of abandoned, blighted, or contaminated lands, in environmentally sensitive and visible locations. By recycling neglected or obsolescent sites into vibrant, walkable, beautifully-designed mixed-use places, we enjoy the satisfaction of creating exceptional value for our partners, and for our community.
Keith Rogal was the founder of The Carneros Inn in Napa, California; is managing partner of the Napa Pipe mixed-use development project; and is directing the reuse and development planning for the former Copia property in Napa’s Oxbow District.
Keith conceived of the Carneros Inn project in 1997 and managed all aspects of its development, from initial land assembly through its operational launch and marketplace acceptance as a distinctive and highly regarded luxury resort. At Napa Pipe, he identified the investment opportunity and has directed the project from its inception. His responsibilities have included management of all site planning and design, engineering, environmental analysis, and public hearing and community outreach efforts. His role with the redevelopment of the Copia property is similar, although in that case the work performed is on behalf of a third-party institution, rather than as a principal investor-manager. He has also led other long-term development or advisory efforts on behalf of public agencies, such as Miami-Dade County, and large landowners, including the Hearst Corporation.
Keith’s professional activities have focused exclusively on the creative reuse of previously developed sites. His work is guided by the principles of the Charter of the Congress of New Urbanism, to which he is a signatory, and was shaped by his upbringing in the family’s international group travel business. That fortunate family experience allowed him the opportunity to experience and appreciate the attributes of beautiful and distinctive places throughout the world; places which over time had established, encouraged and enhanced their special character.
Keith was raised in New England, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in History and Literature from Harvard, and earned a master’s degree from the Yale School of Management, before becoming a Californian. He is a resident of Napa.
Rogal Projects are inevitably complex undertakings, which require outstanding teamwork, drawing on first-rate colleagues and consultants with diverse sets of skills, some of whom are listed here: