Sacramento State - Placer Center


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State University, Sacramento (CSUS)
Document Title
Sacramento State - Placer Center
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
The site is currently undeveloped pastureland and contains shallow drainages and wetland areas. The site is identified as “University Campus” within the Placer Ranch Specific Plan.

Document Description
Notice of Preparation of an environmental impact report for Sacramento State - Placer Center. CSU is preparing a comprehensive plan for Sacramento State - Placer Center, an off-campus center that will support academic and student success and promote diversity and inclusion while also serving as an economic anchor for the region that promotes community building and placemaking. The 301-acre Sacramento State - Placer Center site is located within the 2,213-acre Placer Ranch Specific Plan (PRSP) area, which is in turn located within the Sunset Area Plan (SAP) area in Placer County. The off-campus center is anticipated to include approximately 3 million GSF of development, supporting Placer County’s projection of 30,000 students. However, because this off-campus center is anticipated to serve primarily part-time students, of the projected 30,000 students, there may be approximately 12,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) students (based on an estimate of 2.5 part-time students equaling one FTE). Buildout is anticipated to include four phases of development over a period of 15+ years. Phase 1 would include academic buildings, a library, a Placer County crime lab, a central heating and cooling plant, 5-acres to be leased to Placer County for a fire station, a shipping and receiving corporation yard, and parking. Phase 2 would include recreation and wellness facilities, expansion of the academic core, University-related housing, a dining center, an administrative building, a second central heating and cooling plant, and additional parking. Phase 3 would include public program space (performance center, continuing education building, and conference center), expanded academic buildings and recreation and wellness facilities, and additional University-related housing. Phase 3 would be supported by additional corporation yard space, administrative buildings, another central heating and cooling plant, and additional parking. Phase 4 would involve final build-out of the site, including further development near the eastern boundary of the site and an innovation district in the northeastern portion of the site, which would involve commercial/industrial enterprises that provide hands-on learning and internship opportunities for students.

Contact Information
Tania Nunez
California State University, Sacramento, Planning, Design, & Construction
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

Phone : (916) 278-3404


Lincoln Rocklin Roseville Sacramento
El Dorado Nevada Placer Sacramento Sutter Yuba
Cross Streets
Fiddyment Road to the west, Athens Ave to the north, N Foothills and W Sunset Blvd to the east
Total Acres
301 acres
Parcel #
within APN 017-063-039
State Highways
Diamond Creek Elementary
Other Information
Sacramento State - Placer Center site is located in Placer County, north of the City of Roseville.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (Sac State off-campus center)
Local Action
Master Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Energy Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mandatory Findings of Significance Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Education California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of General Services (DGS) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Sac St Placer Ctr_NOP_6   PDF 3074 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
Sac St Placer Center NOC_6   PDF 3541 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021060116_NAHC Comment   PDF 314 K

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