University Commons Redevelopment Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Davis
Document Title
University Commons Redevelopment Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The 8.25-acre project site is located in the City of Davis, California, north of Russell Boulevard, east of Sycamore Lane, and west of Anderson Road. The project site is currently developed with the University Mall, a 103,695-square-foot (sf) neighborhood shopping center that includes a variety of commercial uses and restaurants. Current tenants include a Trader Joe's grocery store, Cost Plus World Market, and smaller shops and services. Professional offices are located on a partial second floor. The site is designated as Community Retail per the City's General Plan and is zoned PD #2-97B.
Document Description
The proposed project would include demolition of approximately 90,653 sf of the existing University Mall building to create a mixed-use development. Buildout of the proposed project would result in the addition of 264 new multifamily residential units and approximately 136,800 sf of retail space, not including the existing Trader Joe's building, which would be retained as-is. The addition of 136,800 sf of retail uses would accommodate shops, restaurants, and other uses. The proposed project would include a three-level parking structure that would be situated beneath a portion of the residential development and would provide parking for residential and retail uses. The redeveloped University Mall building would include four levels of residential uses over three levels of parking and four levels of residential uses over retail uses. At buildout, the redeveloped University Mall building would be seven stories and approximately 80 feet in height, with the northeast portion along Anderson Road stepping down to three stories and 44 feet in height. Two new buildings, identified as Retail 7 and Retail 8, would be added to the site adjacent to Russell Boulevard and would consist of approximately 34,000 sf of new retail space. The existing 13,200-sf Trader Joe's grocery store building, located on the southwestern portion of the site, would remain unchanged at project buildout. See NOC for full details.

Contact Information

Eric Lee
Agency Name
City of Davis
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Brixmor Property Group
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
737-885 Russell Boulevard
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
113, 80
Union Pacific
U.C. Davis University Airport
Putah Creek
Other Location Info
Schools: Caesar Chavez Elementary, Robert E. Willett Elementary, North Davis Elementary, Patwin Elementary, Peregrine School, Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High, Davis Senior High, Martin Luther King High, Davis Independent Study, and University of California, Davis.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Residential (Units 264, Acres N/A), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 136,800, Acres 8.25), Other (Parking garage (246,000 sf))
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Preliminary Planned Development
Project Issues
Air Quality, Cumulative Effects, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Noise, Transportation


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