Nishi and Downtown/University Gateway District

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Nishi-GatewayThe City, in collaboration with UC Davis and Yolo County, is embarking on a community-based planning process for the Downtown University Gateway District, including the Nishi property, West Olive Drive, and the adjacent UC Davis land. The 45-acre Nishi site is a gateway to the District that is proposed to be a walkable/bikeable mixed-use district including university-related research park development complemented by high density urban housing and integrated into the UC Davis campus and Downtown.

 For additional information, see www.nishigateway.org

WHAT'S NEW

  • Measure A Fact Sheet - posted April 12, 2016 

  • City Council Action February 16, 2016

    On February 16, 2016, the City Council approved by, a 5-0 vote, the following actions for the Nishi Gateway proposal

Resolution making CEQA findings

Attachment (CEQA Findings - revised 2-16-16)

Attachment (Mitigation Monitoring Plan - revised 2-16-16)

Resolution approving General Plan Amendment and Baseline Project Features;

Attachment (Baseline Project Features - revised 2-16-16)

Prezoning and Preliminary Planned Development Ordinance

Ordinance approving Development Agreement

Attachment (Development Agreement - revised 2-16-16)

Ordinance approving amendments to Gateway / Olive Drive Specific Plan

Resolution calling for Election on General Plan Amendment

The ordinances approving the Prezoning and Preliminary Planned Development, Gateway / Olive Drive Specific Plan, and Development Agreement were adopted on February 23, 2016.

Previous Meetings & Information

  • Public Scoping Meeting, February 23, 2015

    On Monday, February 23, 2015 the City of Davis Community Development and Sustainability Department held a public scoping meeting to solicit input and comments from public agencies and the general public on the scope of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) being prepared for the Nishi Gateway Project.

    Notice of Scoping Meeting

    Full Scoping Notice

  • Natural Resources Commission Review, January 26, 2015

    At a meeting on Monday, January 26, 2015, the Natural Resources Commission reviewed the goals and objectives of the Sustainability Framework for the Nishi Gateway effort.

    Staff Report

  • Planning Commission Information Item, August 27, 2014

    The Planning Commission received a briefing on the Nishi Gateway effort at its meeting of August 27, 2014.

    Staff Recommendation

    This report is informational only. Staff will update the Commission on efforts to entitle the Nishi property and West Olive Drive as a mix of university-related research park development complemented by high density urban housing. Commissioners are encouraged to publicize the www.NishiGateway.org public feedback tool throughout the community.

    Staff Report
  • Nishi Gateway Project - Community Input Requested

    The City of Davis would like you to participate in a community based planning process for the Downtown University Gateway District. The Nishi site is a gateway to the District that is proposed to include a mix of university-related research park development complemented by high density urban housing.

    Join the Conversation

  • Davis Receives Grant for Downtown University Gateway Plan

    The State of California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) has approved grant of nearly $600,000 for the City of Davis Downtown University Gateway District Plan. The decision was made at the SGC’s June 13, 2014 meeting in Sacramento. This SGC grant will help fund analyses and environmental review for the Nishi Gateway project, along with transportation, water/wastewater, and open space plans for the Downtown University Gateway District. The competitiveness of the application was greatly enhanced by the participation of Yolo County as co-applicant, UC Davis as a collaborator, and SACOG as a partner.

    Corrected Downtown University Gateway Grant Press Release (Award date corrected 6/9/14)

  • Design Framework Presentation
    Design Framework Presentation prepared by Perkins+Will.

  • Public Workshops May 28 and 29, 2014

    The City, in collaboration with UC Davis and Yolo County, is embarking on a community-based planning process for the Downtown University Gateway District, including the Nishi property, West Olive Drive, and the adjacent UC Davis land. The 45-acre Nishi site is a gateway to the District that is proposed to be a walkable/bikeable mixed-use district including university-related research park development complemented by high density urban housing and integrated into the UC Davis campus and Downtown.

    The City held two public workshops to discuss planning for the Davis Nishi Gateway. The workshops featured presentations and opportunities for community members to share their ideas.