Next Steps

With the approval of the 2018 LRDP, UC Davis will continue to work collaboratively with local and regional partners to create a more sustainable future. In his letter to Mayor Brett Lee, Chancellor May outlined several possible next steps that included:

Establish an annual Town/Gown meeting for the city and campus to report on activities of mutual interest. Topics for the campus might include enrollment, housing, transportation, student support resources and other activities with shared impact, opportunity or challenges.

Issue an annual joint housing report. In this report, the city and campus might address the status of current housing projects and provide data and plans about new housing projects anticipated over the next ten years.

Convene a City-Campus workgroup to engage in quarterly meetings to offer advice and, where appropriate, partner to address issues and concerns and leverage opportunities and successes. The first priority for the workgroup would be a recommendation and implementation plan for the annual Town/Gown meeting and housing report.

With the approval of the LRDP, UC Davis is well positioned to accommodate more than 6,000 additional students on campus by 2023. Please see the letter from Vice Chancellor Kelly Ratliff and accompanying housing update as an early indication of the commitment from UC Davis towards this important effort.

Chancellor May Letter

Vice Chancellor Kelly Ratliff Letter

2019 UC Davis Housing Update


LRDP Outreach


The LRDP and 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. To access the 2018 LRDP Final EIR Notice of Determination or watch the July 2018 Regents meeting, please visit these links:

Public Review

The public review period for the Draft EIR began on Friday, April 13, 2018 and ended on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. To learn about public comment opportunities please reference the Notice of Availability, located here:

LRDP EIR Scoping & Notice of Preparation

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Conference Room at the City of Davis Council Chambers 
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM in Ballroom A of the UC Davis Conference Center

LRDP Open House Hosted on Campus

  • Tuesday, October 4 – Coffee House from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

LRDP Open Table Hosted at Central Park

  • Wednesday, October 5 – Davis Farmers’ Market from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

LRDP Open House Hosted with City

  • Thursday, October 6 – Davis Senior Center from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Open Houses & Public Events


Coho Open House

CoHo Open House - Memorial Union, westernmost dining area near Swirlz coffee

  • Monday, May 16 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 17 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thank Goodness for Staff

Thank Goodness for Staff

  • Wednesday, May 18 11:00AM to 1:00 PM


Farmers Market

Farmers’ Market

  • Wednesday, May 18 4:30PM to 8:30 PM


Celebrate Davis

Celebrate Davis

  • Thursday, May 19 4:30PM to 9:00 PM



Initial Planning Concepts Summary Booklet 


  • Davis City Council Presentation: Oct 13, 2015
  • Yolo County Supervisors: Oct 27, 2015
  • Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design Proseminar Lecture: Nov 6, 2015
  • SACOG Presentation: Dec 10, 2015
  • Yolo County Transportation District Presentation: Jan 11, 2016
  • Yolo TMA Presentation: Jan 27, 2016
  • City of Davis Open Space and Habitat Commission Presentation: April 4, 2016
  • Urban and Regional Planning (ESP 171) Lecture: April 12, 2016
  • Woodland City Council Presentation: Apr 19, 2016 

Open Houses

Nelson Open House

  • Community Open House 01: Oct 22, 2015
  • Community Open House 02: Oct 28, 2015
  • Community Open House 03: Oct 28, 2015
  • Community Open House 04: Oct 29, 2015
  • City-Sponsored Community Open House: Dec 3, 2015

Nelson Hall Focus Groups

Nelson Open House

  • ASUCD, City of Davis and Yolo Supervisors LRDP Preview: Oct 5, 2015
  • Cool Davis: Nov 4, 2015
  • ASCUD Senate: Nov 12, 2015
  • Sustainability Student Group: Nov 17, 2015
  • Transportation and Parking Working Group: Dec 2, 2015


Workshop 1 

Workshop Series Introduction: Feb 2, 2016

Workshop 2

Campus Housing Workshop: Feb 9, 2016

Workshop 3

Campus Transportation Workshop: Feb 16, 2016

Workshop 4

Campus Daily Life Workshop: Feb 23, 2016

Workshop 5

Workshop Series Summary: Mar 1, 2016


  • Residence Hall Campus Housing Survey: Spring 2015
  • Campus Tomorrow Online-Survey: Oct 2015 thru March 2016
  • Campus Tomorrow Intercept Survey: Jan & Feb 2016

Mobility Think-Tank

July 8, 2015

Housing Think-Tank

July 27-28, 2015