Current Projects

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Campus Progress: Current Projects

Current projects are either currently under environmental review, approved and in final design, or under construction:

Project summaries, review and approval timelines, and links to published environmental documents are presented below. Future dates presented below are subject to revision.

 


Orchard Park Graduate Student Housing and Family Housing Project

The Orchard Park Graduate Student Housing and Family Housing project will replace the former family housing at the subject site on the UC Davis campus. The proposed project consists of approximately 622,000 gross square feet (gsf) of student apartment buildings plus 21,000 gsf of community centers and support facilities to serve the residents. The buildings will provide approximately 1,549 beds within approximately 613 student apartment units including bedrooms, kitchens/dining rooms, bathrooms, and living rooms.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • Approved by the University of California Board of Regent's in July 2020

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Hutchinson Drive - SR 113 Interchange Improvements Project

The Hutchinson Drive SR113 Interchange Improvements project provides transportation improvements to support the West Village Housing Expansion, delivering mitigation measure requirements associated with the 2018 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The project will improve bicycle and pedestrian safety at the Hutchison Drive—State Route 113 interchange and accommodate the additional vehicle traffic associated with the West Village expansion.  The interchange is owned and operated by Caltrans therefore the project improvements and development procedures include Caltrans review. The Hutchison Drive and State Route 113 interchange project delivers new ramps, traffic signals and improves bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University Approved (October 2020)

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Engineering Student Design Center at Bainer Hall

 

The Engineering and Student Design Center (ESDC) project will renovate existing space and add new construction to the northeast corner of Bainer Hall. The project renovates approximately 10,760 square feet of the existing building and constructs an expansion of approximately 11,850 square feet for a total of 22,610 gross square feet. The ESDC project will expand space for engineering instruction and fabrication, including a welding area, woodworking equipment, exhaust systems, and instructional spaces. The project will include demolition, hazardous materials removal, infrastructure/utilities, landscaping, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, renovations to an existing ADA accessible ramp, and an outdoor student project plaza of approximately 2,500 square feet.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University approved (July 2020)

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Parking Structure 4 (Sacramento Campus)

The Parking Structure 4 project includes the construction and operation of a new parking structure (PS4) at the northeast corner of 48th Street and X Street. PS4 would provide approximately 1,221 stalls. The parking structure footprint would be approximately 75,000 square feet (sf) with approximately 43 feet to Level Five and approximately 62 feet to the top of the elevator tower. PS4 would be less than 45 feet high within 100 feet of the property line and up to 62 feet high beyond 100 feet from the property line. PS4 has been designed to create a cohesive structure that incorporates the campus’s needs while addressing the neighborhood’s concerns, including the use of screen walls and louvers that provide screening function and large wayfinding identity elements, landscaping used as screening and shade, and a simple, clean aesthetic. Locating the entrance and exit on the south side of the structure ensures there is no access from V Street and provides better sound mitigation by keeping vehicle noise to the south, away from the neighborhood to the north. The north side of PS4 would include a pedestrian-oriented trail with amenities such as benches and shade within the existing 40-foot landscape buffer, the construction of which would pay special attention to the character of the paving and tactile grain, furthering the “natural” experience for neighbors and pedestrians.

Site improvements include removal of the roundabout at the X Street and 48th Street intersection and reconfiguring that intersection, installation of a new traffic signal at the X Street and 48th Street intersection, reconfiguration of parking lot 18, utility improvements, roadway and landscaping improvements, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements. The project would also include an amendment to the 2010 LRDP for land use changes associated with PS4.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University review (July 2020)
  • University approved (September 2020)

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Student Athlete Performance Center at Aggie Stadium

The Student Athlete Performance Center includes construction and operation of a new approximately 49,000 gross square foot (GSF) multipurpose building that includes a sports medicine (rehabilitation) suite, sports performance (training) center, academic classrooms and auditoriums, offices and shared support space. The Performance Center would provide an inclusive athletic training and performance center with equipment and resources to support the health and well-being of student-athletes. The Student Athlete Performance Center Building would include a permanent UC Davis Health sports medicine and physical therapy clinic (approximately 9,000 GSF). The clinic would include exam and treatment rooms, x-ray, offices and work stations, a physical therapy and rehabilitation clinic, and shared support space such as reception and break rooms. The clinic would operate Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and would primarily serve students and staff at UC Davis, but would also be open to the public. In addition to the new Performance Center building, the Project would include the renovation of approximately 14,000 GSF of space in the existing Bob Foster Team Center, on the northeastern corner of Aggie Stadium. Renovations would be made to upgrade the existing football, lacrosse, and field hockey lockers and finishes, including new carpet and paint.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University review (January 2020)
  • University approved (June 2020)

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Ambulatory Care Center Expansion with Eye Center

The Eye Center project would expand the Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) to facilitate UC Davis Health’s strategy to consolidate and improve the operational efficiency of hospital-based outpatient services on the UC Davis Health Sacramento Campus. The proposed project would construct an approximately 58,000-gross-square foot (gsf) four-story addition on the north side of the existing three-story ACC. The project would also renovate 17,500  gsf of existing clinic space located on the first floor of the ACC to facilitate improved circulation between the proposed expansion space and existing ACC space. The median in Y Street would be removed and Y Street would be realigned. An amendment to the 2010 LRDP is proposed increasing ambulatory care land use designation by approximately 15,000 sf and the major open space designation would decrease by the same square footage. 

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University of California Board of Regent's to consider the Project at their November 2019 Meeting
  • Approved by the University of California Board of Regents (November 2019)

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CNPRC Central Plan and Energy Improvements

The CNPRC Central Plant and Energy Improvements project will replace the inefficient heating and cooling equipment with a new energy-efficient system. The project includes constructing a new central heating and cooling plant in a modular building (approx. 3,000 SF) on the south side of the district within an existing parking lot. A new solar/thermal panel field (approx. 300 collectors covering 12,000 SF) will be installed and heat collected by the solar collectors will be piped underground to the new central plant. A new underground heating hot water distribution system will be installed to pipe the output of the solar thermal system and peaking hot water boilers to the buildings served. This improvement will provide limited additional capacity for near term growth within CNPRC.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University review (September 2019)

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Orchard Park Sewer Main Project

The Orchard Road Sewer Main Project will implement Orchard Park Redevelopment (OPR) Project Mitigation Measures 3.17-1. With the proposed sewer line (12” diameter) replacing the existing sewer line (8” diameter) that would be provided by OPR Mitigation Measure 3.17-1, adequate capacity would be available within the wastewater collection system serving the Orchard Park site to accommodate increased flows associated with the additional student housing.. The project implements Orchard Park Student Housing Mitigation Measure 3.17-1: Upsize Sewer Line within Orchard Road. The length of replacement is approximately 1,200 linear feet. Construction involves saw cutting approximately 2,600 linear feet of asphalt roadway, excavation/backfill, sheeting and shoring to place the new pipe, trenching for new pipe placement, lateral/sewer main reconnections, repaving to replace the asphalt roadway. The old 8-inch sewer line will be abandoned in-place. The west end will be stubbed at the Orchard redevelopment site while the east end will be connected to 12-inch diameter line in the east side of La Rue Road.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University review (Approved January 2020)

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ARS Sustainable Agricultural Water Systems Research Unit

The Agricultural Research Services (ARS) Sustainable Agricultural Water Systems Research Unit facility project delivers a 3,826 square foot facility and associated utilities on Hopkins Road adjacent to Bee Biology Road.  The facility will include the following:  Four private offices, a computer analytics room, and a conference room to support collaborative studies of agricultural eco-system productivity and sustainability. The project includes a ground lease agreement with Agricultural Research Services for approximately 1 acre of land on the UC Davis campus.

Agricultural Research Services (ARS) collaborates with various UC Davis programs including Land, Air, and Water, Viticulture and Enology, Agricultural and Resource Economics. At least nine UC Davis faculty positions have been identified to complement USDA-ARS scientists in the new unit. The new program combines discipline research in Hydrology, Agricultural Engineering/Soil Science, Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, remote sensing technology, and Computational Informatics.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University review (September 2019)
  • University approval (May 2020)

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West Village Housing Expansion Connectivity Improvements

The West Village Housing Expansion – Connectivity Improvements project implement the traffic mitigation measures identified in the 2018 LRDP Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The required improvements include widening bicycle and pedestrian paths, installing safer highway ramps and roadways, and improving the reliability of the domestic water system to provide redundancy for fire water which will be included in the West Village Housing Expansion Connectivity project. Additionally, the connectivity project improves pedestrian and bike connections from The Green to central campus via improvements to bike and pedestrian pathways along Russell Boulevard, bike paths and roads within West Village, State Route 113 pedestrian bridge to Orchard Park Circle, and constructs a traffic circle at the intersection of Orchard Park Road and Orchard Park Drive. The project improvements will enhance safety and connectivity between The Green at West Village neighborhood and central campus.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University review (September 2019)

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CNPRC Lifespan Health Center Project

UC Davis proposes to construct two new buildings (3,360 sf each) to provide new animal research and housing space consistent with current animal care regulations at the CNPRC complex in West Campus. The new office space and animal housing and research space would be configured next to each other to support improved animal care, better research, and less stress on the animals by preventing the need to move animals longer distances between housing enclosures and research space. The Project could accommodate a potential increase in up to 14 staff in the increased office space. The new facilities would be accessed from Primate Drive, from the intersection of County Road 98 and Hutchison Drive. Approximately 10 new parking spaces would be constructed.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University review (August 2019)
  • University approval (January 2020)

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UC Davis Health - Davis Campus Clinic

The UC Davis Health – Davis Clinic project proposes an approximately 4,000 square foot modular building on the Parking Lot 40 site on the Central Campus. The project plans to provide general outpatient medical services, predominantly for University faculty and staff. Operation of the project would require 6-10 employees and would accommodate 15-30 patients/visitors cycling through the clinic every hour. The site has been previously developed and is currently a surface parking lot. In order to provide space and access for the modular building, the parking lot would be reconfigured. The number of parking spaces would be reduced from 170 to 103 (including two ADA spaces). Access to the facility would be provided via the existing parking lot entrance along Hutchison Drive, northwest of the project site, and via Dairy Road on the southwest of the project site.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University review (July 2019)
  • University approval (August 2019)

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Chemistry Annex Seismic 2

The Chemistry Annex Seismic Work 2 Project completes the seismic corrective work needed in the Chemistry Annex that was started as part of the Chemistry Seismic and Life Safety Corrections project, which improves the seismic performance to Level III (“Good”) from its current rating of Level VI. The project is entirely interior and reinforces 43 columns with fiber reinforced polymer in the basement and throughout the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors. Also included in the project is the construction of 8 vertical foundation ties, a shear wall and new grade beams/footings beneath the floor slab in the basement. The project also includes accessibility improvements in five restrooms as well as the replacement of fume hoods and emergency showers disturbed by seismic work.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University review (July 2019)
  • University Approval (February 2019)

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Hot Water Quad Loop and Hutchison

UC Davis plans to replace the old and inefficient campus steam distribution system with a new energy-efficient hot water system for heating. Two new distribution heat exchangers will be installed: one located within the fenced Central Plant, east of the old cogeneration building and the other next to the Enology Building in the parking lot on the southwest side of the building. Installation of new underground piping from the Central Plant to the North Quad area will connect the hot water system to 2.8 million square feet of campus buildings along its path. Approximately four miles of underground supply and return piping will be installed, consisting of approximately three miles of main lines and approximately one mile of lateral lines that would run along Tercero Hall Circle, Bioletti Way, Hutchison Drive, California Avenue, Peter J Shields Avenue, North Quad Avenue, and East Quad Avenue. The new hot water supply and return pipelines will follow the existing steam pipe routes, to the extent possible.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University review (March 2019)
  • University approved (June 2019)

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Chemistry Addition and 1st Floor Renovation

The Chemistry Addition and 1st Floor Renovation project renovates approximately 7,200 assignable square feet (11,341 GSF) on the first floor of the Chemistry Building and adds approximately assignable 29,700 square feet (32,353 GSF) on the west side of the building. The renovation converts existing space into research laboratories, laboratory support spaces, research offices, and administrative offices in the northeast corner of the first floor. The renovation also increases electrical and exhaust system capacities, completes structural improvements within the building, and repairs the roof at the new exhaust plenum and fans on the north wing of the building. The addition constructs approximately 32,300 sf of new laboratory, collaboration, and office space at the western face of the existing structure.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University of California Board of Regent's to consider the Project at their July 2019 Meeting
  • University of California Board of Regents approved the Project (July, 2019)

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Athletic Practice Field

UC Davis plans to develop a full-size natural turf football field, including in-ground goal posts, four concrete filming pads, a water bottle filling station, and a scoreboard and play clock. The field will accommodate existing recreation needs at UC Davis by providing new space for athletic practice; no official games will take place on the field and no lighting will be provided. Access to the site will include the development of a new 10-foot-wide paved walkway. The approximately 2.7-acre project site is located near the west entrance of UC Davis’ central campus, between Hutchison Drive and La Rue Road, immediately north of the Aggie Stadium. Across Hutchison Drive to the north is the UC Davis Rec Pool, to the west is the Bowley Plant Science Teaching Facility, and the Dairy Outdoor Recreation Complex is to the east just beyond La Rue Road.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • University review (February 2019)
  • University approved (February 2019)

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Teaching and Learning Complex Classroom Building projects

The Davis campus proposes to construct the Teaching and Learning Complex (TLC) Classroom Building to provide a new facility on the central campus for general assignment classrooms and faculty and staff office space. The project would redevelop a site along Hutchison Drive currently occupied by Surge IV, a collection of single-story modular structures installed in 1972. The proposed project would deliver an approximately 100,000 gross square foot (65,200 assignable square foot), four-story facility to include approximately 2,000 instructional seats, space for student study and collaboration, an innovative Laboratory of Teaching, a Laboratory of Learning, and administrative and faculty office space.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • Approved at the November 2018 Regents meeting

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Core 2 Greenhouse Expansion Project

UC Davis proposes to to construct additional teaching and research greenhouses on approximately 5 acres at the CORE 2 site north of Hutchison Drive and east of State Route 113 on the central campus at UC Davis .

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • Draft Tiered Initial Study released for public review (11/3/17)
  • Public Review Period (11/3/17 to 12/4/17)
  • Final Initial Study (expected December 2017)
  • University review and approval (expected December 2017)

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Emerson Hall Replacement

UC Davis proposes to demolish Emerson Hall, which is a part of the existing Cuarto Residence Hall Area, and construct a replacement 180,000 square-foot residence hall area. The existing three-story 118,000 square foot building was constructed in 1967 and houses 500 students. The new facility would consist of three separate buildings around a central courtyard consisting of two four-story buildings and a single five-story building.  The new buildings would provide improved energy efficiency and an upgraded design for improved livability and student enjoyment, along with addressing current building deficiencies. The Project would increase the housing on the site by 300 beds to provide 800 beds. The residential buildings would also provide space for lounge and study areas, a community kitchen, laundry facilities, bicycle parking, and other support space.  The proposed demolition is anticipated to begin in 2019. Student residents would move to the new building at the beginning of the Fall 2022 academic year. 

Environmental Review Timeline

  • Tiered Initial Study Published (1/22/18)
  • 30-Day Comment Period on Tiered Initial Study (1/22/18 to 2/20/18)
  • Final Initial Study (February 27, 2017)

Documents Available Online


Sacramento Hospital Seismic Demolition and Office Replacement

UC Davis proposes to complete a series of construction projects that will comprise the Hospital Seismic Demolition and Office Replacement Project for improved seismic safety and replacement office space at the UC Davis Sacramento Medical Center.  The proposed project includes multiple components consisting of construction of the North Addition 130,000 square foot office building, demolition of the 235,000 square foot North/South Hospital Wing, and demolition of the 20,000 square foot Housestaff building.  In total, the project would reduce building area by approximately 125,000 square feet.

The North Addition office building would provide replacement office space for staff currently working in the North/South Wing of the hospital.  The proposed building would be a six-story building located along the northern edge of the medical center between V Street and the Main Hospital Complex just north of the East Wing and the Davis Tower.  Between V Street and the proposed North Addition building, a landscaped area of approximately 40 feet would be installed.

The North/South Hospital Wing would be demolished as part of the proposed project in order to remove seismically deficient facilities.  With removal of the North/South Wing of the hospital, the remaining western edge of the hospital would have no exterior wall and a new façade on the western face of the hospital would be constructed to provide a finished exterior to the remaining building.  Upon removal of the North/South Hospital Wing, the site would be landscaped to create a plaza area. The Housestaff building was constructed in 1916 and currently provides administrative support and faculty offices.  The two-story building has a seismic safety rating of very poor and would be demolished as part of the project.   The construction and demolition periods are expected to take place from 2016 through 2022 with construction access provided from Stockton Boulevard via Colonial Way and no construction access allowed on V Street.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • Tiered Initial Study released for public review (7/8/15)
  • Initial Study Public Review Period (7/8/15 to 8/12/15)
  • Draft EIR released for public review (8/27/15)
  • Draft EIR Public Review Period (8/27/15 to 10/12/15)
  • Public Hearing on Draft EIR (9/21/15).  See Notice of Completion for details.
  • Final EIR Completed (10/27/15)
  • University of California Board of Regent's to Consider Certification of Final EIR and Design Approval of North Addition Office Building (11/17/15)

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Tercero Dining Commons 2

UC Davis proposes to construct a new 30,000 square foot dining commons capable of seating 500 people, which would serve the Tercero Residence Hall Area within the core campus at UC Davis south of Hutchison Drive and west of Bioletti Way. The Project would include full commercial kitchen capability to provide a number of food platforms, retail, grab-n-go and convenience options for students and those members of the UC Davis community that work in the core campus. The Project would include a loading dock for deliveries, outdoor seating opportunities, bicycle parking, site improvements and upgrades of the campus Hot Water and Chilled Water system required to support the new facility.

The Project site currently contains 20 temporary buildings totaling approximately 32,300 square feet to be demolished as part of implementing the project. Use of a majority of the one-story temporary buildings was phased out over the past two to three years. 

Environmental Review Timeline

  • Draft Tiered Initial Study published for public review (11/4/2016)
  • Public Review Period (11/04/2016 to 12/05/2016)
  • Completion of Initial Study and Negative Declaration (5/22/17)
  • Anticipated Approval (Summer 2017)

Documents Available Online


Veterinary Medicine Center Vision Project

UC Davis proposes to renovate and expand facilities in the Veterinary Medicine complex within the central campus at UC Davis.

Environmental Review Timeline:

  • Draft Tiered Initial Study released for public review (5/19/17)
  • Public Review Period (5/19/17 to 6/19/17)
  • Final Initial Study (expected Summer 2017)
  • University review and approval (expected Summer 2017)

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