In 2004, the University of California-Davis adopted a plan to provide affordable housing for faculty and staff, strengthen on-campus involvement, and create a distinctive residential environment. West Village Community Partnership, LLC, a joint venture between Urban Villages and Carmel Partners, Inc., was selected through a competitive RFP process to help create and implement it.
Phase 1 of the new West Village neighborhood encompasses 130 acres adjacent to the current campus and includes:
- 600 student rental units
- 343 single-family homes
- 45,000 square feet of retail space
- A town square and civic center
- A community college
- Amenities such as recreation fields, parks, and bikeways
West Village was designed to respond to the local climate and integrate buildings within the landscape. The approved plan features a series of garden and courtyard ‘rooms’ that support outdoor eating, meetings, games, conversation, and group study sessions. In addition, buildings are positioned to optimize cooling through cross ventilation and structural shade elements. The development team's innovative design embraces Davis' traditional neighborhoods and resourceful environmental spirit.
Mixed-use on 130 acres adjacent to the UC-Davis campus
Sustainable design supports year-round outdoor living and low-impact buildings
West Village Community Partnership, LLC, a joint venture of Urban Villages and Carmel Partners, Inc., selected as master developer for Phase 1 through a public RFP process