The Lumberyard Mixed Use Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Davis
Document Title
The Lumberyard Mixed Use Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will redevelop a downtown site with a new 5-story mixed-use infill project. The project includes demolition of existing structures and design review for construction of an approximately 172,191 square-foot building with commercial street frontage, service and utility areas, and 227 apartment units. Residential units will comprise a mix of studios, one, two, and three-bedroom units. The building features a corner retail space, indoor residential bike parking, a landscaped roof deck, a residential entry plaza and drop off area in the front and a civic paseo passage in the rear. The project includes tree removal, landscaping and related site improvements. The application also includes an Affordable Housing Plan to provide 5% of the units (11 units) as affordable units to very low-income households, which is consistent with the City’s affordable housing requirements that were in effect for the project when the application was submitted.

Contact Information

Eric Lee
Agency Name
City of Davis, Community Development and Sustainability Department
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Scott Cooper
Agency Name
Davis Lumberyard LLC
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Cross Streets
500, 506, and 512 G Streeet
Total Acres
Parcel #
070-193-007; 007-193-006; 070-193-005
State Highways
Interstate 80

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt from environmental review pursuant to section 15332 of the CEQA Guidelines which exempts infill development projects that are consistent with the general plan and zoning designation. The project is 5-story mixed use project with ground floor commercial and 227 residential units located on an existing developed downtown site, which will be redeveloped for the project. It is consistent with the General Plan and Zoning for the site as described below. The proposed project is consistent with the Downtown Davis Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (SCH# 2020100103), which was certified by the City on December 13, 2022. The EIR evaluated the environmental impacts of the redevelopment of downtown Davis as envisioned in the Downtown Davis Specific Plan and implemented in the Form Based Code with up to 1,000 new residential units and up to 600,000 square feet of new commercial space. The EIR identified environmental impacts of the envisioned downtown redevelopment, including significant and unavoidable impacts, and also identified mitigation measures. Per CEQA Guidelines Section 15162(a), the proposed project does not require further environmental review if the proposed project would not result in new significant impacts or new significantly changed mitigation measures. The proposed Davis Lumberyard project is located within the Downtown Davis Specific Plan area and the project is consistent with the Specific Plan and Zoning of the site. The project is consistent with the scope of the impacts analyzed in the Downtown Davis Specific Plan EIR. It does not involve any new significant environmental effects or a substantial increase in the severity of previously identified significant effects that were not previously identified in the EIR. Therefore, no additional environmental review is required.
County Clerk


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