California Tower Project

7 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, Davis
Document Title
California Tower Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The proposed California Tower Project includes multiple components: (1) make-ready projects to prepare for construction, (2) upgrades to the Campus’s Central Utility Plant to provide increased capacity for the project, (3) renovation of approximately 85,000 gross square feet (gsf) of the existing Surgery and Emergency Services Pavilion to connect the California Tower and the existing hospital, (4) construction of Parking Garage 5, (5) construction of the approximately 1,010,000-square-foot California Tower (net increase of 890,000 gsf), and (6) demolition of the approximately 120,000 gsf East Main Hospital Wing (East Wing). The primary project components are summarized below in Table 1. In addition, UC Davis proposes to amend the 2020 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) to revise the height restriction in the Hospital land use designation from 200 feet to 290 feet in areas 180 feet beyond the property line.The Campus is located near the State Route 99/Interstate 80 Business interchange in the city of Sacramento. Located east of Stockton Boulevard and northwest of the intersection of X Street and 45th Street, the proposed site of the California Tower is at the east end of the existing UC Davis Medical Center.

Contact Information

Lindsay Christensen
Agency Name
Consultant for Lead Agency
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Northern California
Cross Streets
X Street, 48th Street
Total Acres
88 (campus)
Parcel #
011-0200-066 and 011-0200-063
State Highways
Hwy 50, SR 99, Bus 80
Lightrail, UPRR
Kit Carson, St. Francis
American River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Office of Historic Preservation, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Hospital tower, parking structure and associated improvements)
Local Actions
Construction of new hospital tower and demolition of existing, new parking garage
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation


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