California State University, Chico Master Plan Update


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State University Board of Trustees (California State University Board of Trustees)
Document Title
California State University, Chico Master Plan Update
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation

Document Description
The Project consists of the proposed CSU, Chico Master Plan, including Project Design Features (PDFs) drawn from the Master Plan Guidelines. The EIR will analyze the environmental effects of the proposed Master Plan and PDFs at a program level. Implementation of the Project would provide space and facility needs to support planned growth to 18,600 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students, with housing for potentially all first-time freshmen. Overall, the Project would include approximately 1.6 million gross square feet (GSF) of net new building space for academic, student life and support, student housing, shared uses, administration, service centers, student recreation, athletics, and parking. Over the course of the plan horizon, approximately 21 existing campus buildings would be renovated, and 18 new buildings constructed. Additionally, outdoor athletics and recreation space is planned. The planning horizon for the Master Plan is the year 2030. However, buildout of the complete Master Plan is expected to take place beyond 2030. The 132-acre, main campus is generally bounded by the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way on the west; by West Sacramento, Legion, and Mansion Avenues on the north; by the Esplanade, Children's Park, Salem, and Normal Streets on the east; and by West Second and West Third Streets on the south. Outside of the main campus, CSU, Chico also consists of a 650-bed apartment complex (part of University Housing) approximately one and one-half miles to the northwest and an 800-acre farm approximately five miles to the south.

Contact Information
Jenna Wright
Board of Trustees of the California State University
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95926

Phone : (530) 898-3548


39°43'41"N 121°50'46"W
Cross Streets
First Street, Ivy Street
Total Acres
State Highways
32, 99
Chico High School
Big Chico Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (University Campus and off-campus facilities)
Local Action
Master Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Transportation, District 3


Environmental Document
nop   PDF 9805 K
Noc_NOP   PDF 3607 K
State Comments
2019049168 nahc   PDF 2610 K caltrans d3 2019049168   PDF 869 K

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