Solano Park Demolition Project

32 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, Davis
Document Title
Solano Park Demolition Project
Document Type
SBE - Subsequent EIR
Present Land Use
The project site is designated Student Housing in the 2018 LRDP.
Document Description
The buildings at the UC Davis Solano Park student housing development have reached the end of their lifespan, are not compliant with current building codes, and would require substantial investments to provide for adequate seismic safety, building systems, and utility infrastructure. The safety of the students and their families is a priority for the University and maintaining uninhabited buildings poses an ongoing management concern for the University. Therefore, the University has determined that vacating, demolishing, and removing the buildings, followed by site stabilization, is necessary. As of November 2022, 60 percent of the units have been vacated and 40 percent of the units remain occupied but will be vacated by September 2023. Consistent with the University of California Relocation Assistance Act Policy for Real Estate Acquisitions and Leases (UC-CR-12-0187) and the UC Davis 2018 LRDP, the students and their families within the Solano Park apartments that need housing beyond the closure dates at Solano Park have been or will be offered on-campus housing, primarily at Primero Grove and Orchard Park, in compliance with the Relocation Assistance Policy. No new development is proposed at the project site and the demolition project does not include any new housing developments elsewhere on campus. Rather, other on-campus housing, primarily at Primero Grove and Orchard Park, will provide sufficient units to accommodate the students and families relocated from Solano Park. The Project would involve demolition of the UC Davis Solano Park student housing development, including site preparation and hazardous materials remediation; demolition and removal of existing structures; relocation of water pipelines; placement of electrical conduit to maintain street lights and security lighting; and final site stabilization and management. The project site would be fenced during demolition to prevent public access. Pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle access would be maintained along project’s northern boundary, Arboretum Drive, during demolition. All demolition would be completed in accordance with current codes and ordinances. A staging area, or multiple staging areas, would be established onsite to accommodate contractor parking, debris collection bins, and equipment. In compliance with the 2018 LRDP EIR archaeological resource Mitigation Measures 3.4-1a through 3.4-1c, the University has identified and documented known archaeological resources at the project site and has designed the demolition project to avoid the known archaeological resources to the degree feasible. The demolition activities in the northern and southern portions of the project site would involve different levels of ground disturbance to prevent disturbance of native soils where there is high likelihood of encountering archaeological and tribal cultural resources.

Contact Information

Heather Davis
Agency Name
University of California, Davis - Campus Planning and Environmental Stewardship
Job Title
Interim Director of Environmental Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive, south of the Arboretum Waterway and along the Union Pacific
Total Acres
State Highways
80 and 13
Union Pacific Railway
University Airport
UC Davis
Arboretum Waterway

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 Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (No proposed development.)
Local Actions
Demolition Plan
Project Issues
Cultural Resources, Tribal Cultural Resources
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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