In October 2017, the owners of the Nishi property submitted a preliminary conceptual site plan and project narrative for development on the site. The focus of the project is providing student housing, including an affordable component. The narrative notes that vehicle access would be through a crossing under the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the UC Davis campus. Private automobile to west Olive Drive would not be permitted. The project also includes open space and surface parking with opportunities for photovoltaics.
See here for the webpage and documents related to the previous 2016 Nishi and Downtown/Gateway University District proposal.
City Council Approval February 6, 2018
Measure R Ballot Measure June 5, 2018
On February 6, 2018, the City Council took public testimony, deliberated, and voted unanimously to approve the applications and place the General Plan Amendment on the ballot pursuant to Measure R.
City Council Public Hearing February 6, 2018
The City of Davis City Council will conduct a public hearing on the project applications at a meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in the Community Chambers, City Offices, 23 Russell Boulevard, Davis, California. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow public testimony, City Council deliberation, and a determination on whether to approve the applications and place the General Plan Amendment on the ballot pursuant to Measure R.
All agenda materials are posted here.
As a courtesy to the reader, staff report and all attachments are posted as separate documents on this page.
Att 1 Site Plan
Att 2 CEQA Resolution
Findings of Fact
Mitigation Monitoring Plan
Att 3 General Plan Amendment Resolution
Att 4 Resolution Calling for Election
Att 5 Development Agreement
Draft Development Agreement
Att 6 Planned Development Ordinance
Att 7 Commission minutes
Natural Resources Commission
Social Services Commission
Open Space and Habitat Commission
Bicycling, Transportation, and Street Safety Commission
Finance and Budget Commission
Att 8 Applicant's Air Quality Materials
Att 9 Assessment of Nishi Site for Housing
Att 10 Economic Analysis Summary
Att 11 Draft MOU with UC Davis
Att 12 Redline DA Comparison with 2016
Planning Commission Public Hearing January 24, 2018
The City of Davis Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the project applications at a meetings beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, in the Community Chambers, City Offices, 23 Russell Boulevard, Davis, California. The purpose of the public hearing is to allow public testimony, Planning Commission deliberation, and recommendation to City Council. The City Council is expected to hold a public hearing and take actions on the applications in February 2018.
The Agenda and supporting materials are anticipated to be posted here on Friday, January 19, 2018. As a courtesy to the reader, the staff report and attachments will be posted as separate documents on this page no later than Monday, January 22, 2018.
Environmental Impact Report Addendum
The City of Davis prepared a Draft and Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) in accordance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, the City’s procedures for the implementation of CEQA, and other applicable laws. The Final EIR included revisions, updates, and clarifications in response to public and agency comments on the Draft EIR. The Final EIR included all public comments received on the Draft EIR and written responses to all of these comments.
The combined Draft and Final EIR document was certified as adequate by the City of Davis City Council on February 16, 2016. The City Council made findings regarding certification of the EIR, findings regarding mitigation measures, and a statement of overriding considerations identifying benefits of the project
The City, with the assistance of Ascent Environmental, has prepared an Addendum to the previously-certified EIR. An addendum is appropriate where a previously certified EIR has been prepared and some changes or revisions to the project are proposed, or the circumstances surrounding the project have changed, but none of the changes or revisions would result in significant new or substantially more severe environmental impacts, consistent with CEQA Section 21166 and State CEQA Guidelines Sections 15162, 15163, 15164, and 15168. The Addendum concludes that no new circumstances or project changes have occurred nor has any new information been found requiring new analysis or verification. The conclusions of the Nishi Gateway EIR remain valid, and approval of the project would not result in new or substantially more severe significant impacts related to topics addressed in the Nishi Gateway EIR.
October 2017 Application Submittals
Commission reviews of the proposal have been scheduled for November and December. Dates are as follows:
Recreation and Park Commission November 15 (agenda packet)
Natural Resources Commission November 27 (agenda packet)
Open Space and Habitat Commission December 4 (agenda packet)
Social Services Commission December 18 (agenda packet)
Bicycle, Transportation, and Street Safety Commission December 14 (agenda packet)
Finance and Budget Commission January 8 (agenda packet)