Zoning: Agriculture. General Plan designation: Multiple Use Urban Development and Agricultural
Proposed update to the 2004 University Community Plan (Adopted UCP) located south of the
University of California (UC), Merced campus. The proposed plan update would remove a portion of the
UCP area owned by UC Merced from the County's UCP, expand the UCP area east to align with
current land ownership, and update the land uses proposed within the 654-acre Virginia Smith Trust
(VST) Specific Plan that would comprise the northern portion of the revised UCP
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Education, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 11, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Residential (Units 9700, Acres 32), Office (office and hotel)(Sq. Ft. 415000, Acres 23, Employees 1), Commercial (employee estimate is for VST Specific Plan only)(Sq. Ft. 382000, Acres 58, Employees 2900), Educational (112 acres allocated for school sites), Recreational (276 acres for recreation/open space/canals)
General Plan Amendment, Community Plan, Specific Plan, Prezone, Annexation
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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