Middle Earth Expansion

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, Irvine
Document Title
Middle Earth Expansion
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
UC Irvine is not subject to local zoning regulations. Permitted uses in the 2007 UCI LRDP allow residential facilities
Document Description
Phase 1 would demolish the existing Brandywine Dining Commons and Student Center in the existing Middle Earth student housing complex. A seven-story, approximately 240,000 gsf structure with 143,000 asf would be constructed on the 2.2 acre site. The lower two floors of the structure would include a dining hall, community facilities, and support and ancillary space. The top five floors would include 500 student beds within double and triple occupancy rooms and associated dormitory facilities. Approximately 10,000 asf outdoor space would be constructed for dining seating and a loading dock, and the adjacent existing Brandywine Service Road would be widened and lengthened to connect to Ring Road. Phase 2 would remodel the existing Pippin Commons from a dining facility to a recreation center.

Contact Information

Richard Demerjian
Agency Name
University of California, Irvine
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
East Peltason Dr and Anteater Dr
Total Acres
State Highways
SR73, I 405
IUSD (4); Tarbut V'Torah
San Diego Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Residential (Units 500bed, Acres 2.2)
Local Actions
design review
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, GHG

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