Sacramento State - Placer Center

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State University, Sacramento (CSUS)
Document Title
Sacramento State - Placer Center
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
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
Agency Name
California State University, Sacramento, Planning, Design, & Construction
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


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

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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, 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), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Educational (Sac State off-campus center)
Local Actions
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


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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