In 2016-17 West Village accommodated about 2,000 people, a satellite campus for Sacramento City Community College and a collection of UC Davis Energy Efficiency and Transportation Innovation Hubs. The LRDP Draft Planning Scenario for West Village provides capacity for significantly more residents than previously planned in the 2003 LRDP and accommodates this increase on a smaller footprint.
The Plan provides capacity for an additional 3,800 students in West Village. By agreement with the master-lease holder for existing student apartments in West Village, an additional 550 students may be accommodated. This additional increase is accomplished through a ‘double-up’ where existing large bedrooms, previously leased as individual rooms, may be leased as shared bedrooms.
Open Space & Recreation
The Plan accommodates more students on less land while retaining a gracious greenbelt along Russell Boulevard, an agricultural buffer along the western edge, a 3-acre recreational open space within the new student housing area and a large open space within the faculty and staff housing area. The more compact development pattern preserves more than 20 acres of agricultural land, previously included within the plans for West Village and designated for development in the 2003 LRDP.