Sacramento State – Placer Center Master Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State University, Sacramento (CSUS)
Document Title
Sacramento State – Placer Center Master Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project site is undeveloped pastureland that is designated University in the Placer County Placer Ranch Specific Plan.
Document Description
The Sacramento State – Placer Center Master Plan establishes the planning foundations for a new off-campus center including: enrollment, programming, phasing, land uses, infrastructure, and development and design guidelines. Buildout of the off-campus center would include administrative buildings; student and faculty housing; a student center; recreation and athletic facilities; a performing arts center; a hotel and conference center; a continuing education center; academic, research, and industry buildings (academic mixed-use); support services; and parking. The campus would include open space areas for active and passive recreation and provide opportunities for workforce development. Buildout of Sacramento State – Placer Center is anticipated in four phases over a period of 35 years. A CSU capacity assessment identified a market demand of 5,200 students for the Sacramento region by 2035. Enrollment projections are projected to exceed planned capacity by 21 percent in the Sacramento region, including Placer County. Sacramento State - Placer Center is intended to alleviate this additional pressure on Sacramento State’s main campus and meet the needs of the Placer County population, which is growing faster than other regions in California. The Master Plan is designed to meet the identified space needs with appropriate facilities at each of four phases of development, eventually realizing an off-campus center that serves approximately 20,000 undergraduate students (headcount) or 12,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) students, including approximately 5,000 Sierra College FTE students and approximately 7,000 Sacramento State FTE students. Sacramento State – Placer Center is intended to expand access to higher education in the region through an innovative partnership with Sierra College, while serving as an anchor institution for the larger community and future development in the Sunset Area of Placer County. The off-campus center would also be rooted in partnerships with the County and outside industry. The Master Plan is intended to guide development and operation of a campus that is sustainable and resilient; that provides a successful student experience; and that establishes a new model of education, innovation, and community engagement. While Sacramento State - Placer Center would start off as an off-campus center tied to Sacramento State, potential exists for it to turn into an independent CSU campus in the long term.

Contact Information

Tania Nunez, Project Manager, Sacramento State
Agency Name
California State University, Board of Trustees
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento
El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yuba
Countywide, Northern California
Cross Streets
Fiddyment Road to the west, Athens Ave to the north, N Foothills and W Sunset Blvd to the east
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 65
Diamond Creek Elementary
University Creek
11 N
6 E
7, 8
Other Location Info
The project site is located in unincorporated 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 Housing and Community Development (HCD), 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 19, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Educational (CSU 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, 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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV Download All Attachments New Search Print