2018 Long Range Development Plan

UC Davis has great aspirations for the coming decade, including the continued advancement of the academic mission and the most ambitious student housing plan in the history of campus. To support this growth and ensure the campus has the necessary facilities and amenities to remain competitive, the University initiated a planning process to fully understand the campus of tomorrow.

The UC Davis 2018 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) is the culmination of a collaborative planning effort to understand and anticipate the necessary steps to realize the campus of tomorrow. The LRDP reflects years of collaboration, building upon the initial workshops conducted during the summer of 2015 and responding to community feedback throughout the planning process.

The LRDP and the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) were presented to the University of California Board of Regents on July 18, 2018. The Board of Regents approved the LRDP and certified the Final EIR on July 19, 2018.

Environmental Review

With the proposal to adopt the 2018 Long Range Development Plan (2018 LRDP), UC Davis prepared the 2018 LRDP Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and published on April 13, 2018. The Draft EIR analyzed the potential environmental impacts of implementing the 2018 LRDP and the potential project-specific environmental effects associated with two student-housing components of the 2018 LRDP: the West Village Expansion and the Orchard Park Redevelopment.

The Draft EIR was circulated for review and comment by the public and other interested parties, agencies, and organizations from April 13, 2018 to May 29, 2018. A public hearing was held on May 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. to receive verbal input from agencies and the public on the Draft EIR. After close of the public comment period, responses to written and oral comments on environmental issues were prepared. Consistent with CCR Section 15088(b), commenting agencies were provided a minimum of 10 days to review the proposed responses to their comments before any action was taken on the Final EIR or project.

The 2018 LRDP and the Final EIR were presented to the Board of Regents of the University of California at the July 18 & 19, 2018 meeting. The Board of Regent certified the Final EIR on July 19, 2018.

To access the 2018 LRDP Final EIR, Notice of Determination (NOD), or watch the July 2018 Regents meeting, please visit these links:


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