UCP Update and VST Specific Plan

9 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced County
Document Title
UCP Update and VST Specific Plan
Document Type
SBE - Subsequent EIR
Present Land Use
Zoning: Agriculture. General Plan designation: Multiple Use Urban Development and Agricultural
Document Description
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

Contact Information

Tiffany Ho
Agency Name
Merced County
Job Title
Deputy Director of Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Lake Road and Bellevue Road
Total Acres

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
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
Development Types
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)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Community Plan, Specific Plan, Prezone, Annexation
Project Issues
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
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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