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The City has been planning for the addition of innovation centers within the City for many years.  Background reports and studies that identify the City’s goal of establishing innovation centers are included below:

Recent Reports & Presentations:

Mace Ranch Innovation Center Draft EIR Planning Commission Comment Hearing, September 9, 2015

On September 9, 2015, the City of Davis Planning Commission conducted a public meeting to solicit input and comments from public agencies and the general public on the Draft EIR for the Mace Ranch Innovation Center Project. A copy of the presentation can be viewed below. 

Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis of Proposed Innovation Centers, September 8, 2015

This report is centered on the two actively proposed Innovation Center projects as of September 2015: the 47-acre Nishi Gateway Innovation District and the 229-acre Mace Ranch Innovation Center (MRIC) site. Together, the two projects are expected to generate approximately 3.1 million square feet of commercial development at buildout, capable of accommodating about 6,500 jobs. In addition, 650 housing units are proposed as part of the Nishi project.

Finance and Budget Presentation July 13, 2015

On July 13, 2015, City consultants Bay Area Economics and Economic and Planning Systems made presentations to the Finance and Budget Commission with an overview of their work on developing the economic and fiscal impact assumptions for an analysis of the Innovation Center proposals. To see copies of the Staff Report, PowerPoint presentations and consultant reports discussed at the Finance and Budget Commission meeting please use the following links:

Finance and Budget Presentation May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015 - Economic and Planning Systems made a presentation to the Finance and Budget Commission with an overview of their work on developing the economic and fiscal impact assumptions for an analysis of the Innovation Center proposals. The EPS presentation is here.

 

Background studies:

General Plan Economic Development Policies 

Business Park Land Strategy and City Council direction 2010:

  • Maximize use of existing vacant business park/industrial land and buildings
  • Maintain a steady supply of developable business park/industrial land
  • Move forward to explore peripheral sites for future business park development
  • Pursue (re)development of Downtown and Nishi/Gateway as a dynamic mixed-use innovation district

Innovation Center Study, Studio 30, 2012

  • Identifies characteristics of successful innovation centers and specific strategies for the City of Davis
  • Includes site analysis, sample site plans, and land use options for four potential innovation center sites in Davis

Innovation Park Task Force report to Council in 2012 – resulted in the adoption of a Dispersed Innovation Strategy offering flexible space (scalability) supporting needs of growing and new businesses including maximizing existing Inventory.

  • Supporting retention and growth of innovation businesses and maximizing revenue opportunities.
  • Pursuing the Nishi Gateway (Downtown Research & University Innovation District).
  • Continuing to explore East and West “edge” sites for larger innovation centers meeting needs of growing mid-sized companies.

Innovation and Economic Vitality Work Program 2014 – 2016


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