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Housing West.

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The proposed project would construct housing for approximately 3,000 students at two sites on the UC Santa Cruz main campus via a public-private partnership (P3) delivery method. The project would demolish the existing 200-unit family student housing complex and child care facility west of Heller Drive and redevelop the 13-acre site with approximately 2,830 student beds in 6 buildings, a total of approximately 858,900 sf. The project would develop approximately 140 units of housing for student families, and a child care center, on a 17-acre site northeast of the intersection of Glenn Coolidge Drive and Hagar Drive (Hagar site). The development of student housing on the Hagar site would require an amendment of the 2005 LRDP to change the land use designation from Campus Resource Land to Colleges and Student Housing.

In March 2018, the University published the Student Housing West Project Draft EIR, which was circulated for agency and public comment for an initial period of 45 days that ended on May 11, 2018. The public comment period was then extended for over an additional 45 days, which ended on June 27, 2018. In light of changes to the project since the publication of the Draft EIR, and to provide additional analysis and clarification on several topics as requested in comments on the draft EIR, the University published a Revised Draft EIR, which replaced in full the previously published Draft EIR. The Revised Draft EIR was circulated for agency and public comment for a period of 45 days that ended on November 1, 2018.

The Student Housing West Project and associated Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) amendment will be the subject of a discussion item by the UC Regents Committee on Finance and Capital Strategies on January 16, 2019 ( Details of the meeting time and location are provided below. The open sessions of Regents meetings are also streamed online. The Regents will not be considering approval of the project design or the LRDP amendment at this meeting. UC Santa Cruz intends to bring a design approval item before the Regents at the March 13-14, 2019 meeting.

UC Regents Board, open meeting, including public comment session

January 16, 2019, 8:30 AM


UC Regents Finance and Capital Strategies Committee, open meeting

(no public comment session)

January 16, 2019, 1:00 PM


Robertson Auditorium

UC San Francisco, Mission Bay Conference Center

    1675 Owens Street, San Francisco 94158



Our collaborative approach will focus on the collective good of the student body, the University and the wider community. We will collaborate to achieve a project that:

  • Improves the student experience and quality of life.
  • Meets or exceeds stated housing affordability goals.
  • Is sensitive to and focused on the preservation of the unique geography, geology, climate and landscape of UC Santa Cruz.
  • Is designed and constructed to convey and enhance the unique qualities of UC Santa Cruz.
  • Is planned to integrate into the fabric of the existing campus while maintaining an identity as a unique campus community.
  • Sets a new standard for its approach to sustainability and resource management.
  • Provides spaces and programs that embrace, embody, and enhance the UC Santa Cruz culture.
  • Supports the current and future strategic and administrative goals of UC Santa Cruz.


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Our dedicated team of development, design, construction and management professionals share a passion for delivering quality higher education facilities that provide students a place to live, learn, and play.