Statement on Ruling in West Village Lawsuit

Court Denies AFSCME Challenge to Housing Expansion

Apartment construction at UC Davis West Village Expansion
The court earlier rejected a request for a temporary restraining order, allowing construction to continue on The Green apartment complex at UC Davis West Village, as shown in this photoi from July 1. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)

The University of California, Davis, released the following statement today (July 18) regarding the UC Davis West Village Expansion:

We are extremely pleased by the Alameda County Superior Court ruling July 17 denying the Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees’ California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lawsuit challenging our Long Range Development Plan and UC Davis West Village expansion. The court found that the university’s environmental impact report fully complied with CEQA. AFSCME had made a variety of allegations challenging UC Davis’ comprehensive, three-volume EIR. The court rejected all of AFSCME’s allegations, and our construction of the West Village Expansion student housing project will proceed as scheduled. The decision followed the court’s rejection earlier this year of AFSCME’s request for a temporary restraining order to halt construction. We are committed to addressing the needs of our students, faculty, staff and local community, while meeting the important environmental requirements of California law.

Read more about the project: “Student Housing Development Formally Breaks Ground” (Feb. 26)

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