Community invited to preview campus growth plan

The public is invited to an April 21 meeting to preview UC Davis’ proposed Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) and to learn more about the initial projects that would be considered for approval under the plan. The projects include master plans for a university neighborhood and for a research park, the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, a multi-use stadium and expansion of the chilled water system.

Attendees will also learn more about the plan’s Environmental Impact Report review period, which begins on April 25.

UC Davis is mid-way through the final year of a three-year effort to update its LRDP — a campus land-use plan for accommodating new students, faculty, staff and facilities through 2015-16.

The plans and analyses available at the April 21 meeting address the growth challenges, issues and concerns identified by campus committees and community workshops during the past two and a half years.

“The draft plan, shaped by many community voices, is the culmination of many years of hard work by members of the campus community,” said John Meyer, UC Davis vice chancellor for resource management and planning. “This preview meeting is an opportunity for the campus and the community to see how their concerns have been addressed and to learn how and when they can comment on the draft Environmental Impact Report.”

Exhibits and information about the draft LRDP and project proposals will be available for public viewing from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Freeborn Hall.

Campus staff and consultants will be available to answer questions. Parking will be available in Lot 17, with access from California Avenue from Russell Boulevard.

Beginning April 25, copies of the draft plans and the draft EIR will be available at Reserves in Shields Library on campus, at Reserves in the Carlson Health Sciences Library on campus, at the Yolo County Public Library at 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, at the Vacaville Public Library at 1020 Ulatis Dr. in Vacaville, and online at Copies of the document also may be obtained at the Office of Resource Management and Planning at 376 Mrak Hall.

A formal public hearing to receive public comments on the draft plans will be held on June 2. The public comment period will end on June 23.

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