Nation's Largest Student Housing Project Breaks Ground
Ground has been broken on a large-scale housing project meant to house close to 3,300 students, The Green at West Village at UC Davis. Costing $575 million, the project covers 34 acres and includes nine four-story residence buildings and a 10,000 square-foot community building, along with recreational fields.
According to coverage from The Mercury News, "work on the site began in December 2018, and the first 1,000 beds are expected to be available for fall 2020. The project is the largest student-housing construction project in the U.S." The project is aiming for 100 percent zero net energy use.
The Green at West Village is only one part of the university's "new Long Range Development Plan, which projects adding 9,050 beds for students and housing 100 percent of any growth in student enrollment on campus."
Originally, the university's plans called for 1,875 beds. But UC Davis and its partners, including The Michaels Organization and Stantec, "worked to develop a plan that provides reduced space for student vehicles and more living space, allowing for more residential units."