Downtown Davis Specific Plan and Associated Form Based Code

1 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Davis
Document Title
Downtown Davis Specific Plan and Associated Form Based Code
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Developed Urban, multiple land uses: commercial, retail, multifamily and single family residential

Document Description
NOP to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Downtown Davis Specific Plan and Associated Form Based Code. Specific Plan would replace the existing Core Area Specific Plan, and the Form Based Code would modify the City's existing municipal code for development in the downtown core area. The project includes streamlining measures.

Contact Information
Eric Lee
City of Davis
Lead/Public Agency
23 Russell Blvd, Ste 2
Davis, CA 95616

Phone : (530) 757-5610

City of Davis
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Bound by 1st St, A St, Russell Blvd, 5th St, 7th St, E 8th St, and Union Pacific Railroad
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-80, SR 113
Union Pacfic Railway
Multiple Davis Unified School District schools, UC Davis
Putah Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Could allow up to 1,000 additional residential units)(Units 1,000, Acres 132) Commercial (Could add up to 600,000 sf of additional commercial space )(Sq. Ft. 600,000, Acres 132)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Economics/Jobs Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)


Environmental Document
NOP_10052020   PDF 2121 K
NOC_signed   PDF 673 K
State Comments
2020100103_Caltrans Comment   PDF 189 K 2020100103_NAHC Comment   PDF 280 K

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