UC ANR South Coast REC Engagement Center Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC)
Document Title
UC ANR South Coast REC Engagement Center Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Conservation and Open Space Reserve
Document Description
The proposed project would construct a new Engagement Center at the southeast corner of the South Coast REC to support existing programming. Overall, the Engagement Center would include approximately 13,750 square feet of building space, including a conference center, demonstration kitchen, classrooms, audio/video (AV) technical center, and ancillary uses. The construction of a new Engagement Center would also include a new access point at Modjeska and Still Night and internal roadway improvements to facilitate ingress/egress to the proposed development and through the South Coast REC. In addition to these improvements, the project would protect and enhance the existing agricultural research space.

Contact Information

Brian Oatman
Agency Name
University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Job Title
Director, Facilities Planning & Management
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Emily Hyland
Agency Name
UC Davis
Job Title
Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Cross Streets
Modjeska and Walking Stick
Parcel #
Other Location Info
7601 Irvine Boulevard

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, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Educational (13,750-square foot engagement center)
Local Actions
UC Design Approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, 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, Septic System, 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

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