West Village Aerial
UC Davis West Village

A UC Davis planned zero net energy neighborhood

West Village Neighborhood

UC Davis West Village is the largest planned “zero net energy” community in the United States.  The West Village Neighborhood includes the existing apartments managed by Greystar, Los Rios Community College, the Energy Hub, and coming soon, additional undergraduate housing. 

As a model in public-private partnership, the university and the private developer for the existing apartments have accomplished together what neither could achieve alone.  These Greystar managed apartments are home to 2,000+ students, faculty and staff.  The project includes 663 apartments, 42,500 square feet of commercial space, a recreation center, and study facilities.

UC Davis West Village includes the first community college center located on a University of California campus.  The presence of the Sacramento City College Davis Center at UC Davis West Village marks another milestone in a long partnership between the Los Rios Community College District and UC Davis.

UC Davis’s first Energy Hub is a prototype for innovation in sustainability and future campus innovation hubs. Located in commercial space surrounding the Village Square, the Energy Hub is home to the campus’s energy research centers, where they enhance the living laboratory of UC Davis West Village while fostering interactions with the private sector in the area of energy research.

The new undergraduate housing project is also a public-private partnership development and will include approximately 1,250 student housing units, with a total of approximately 3,300 beds, along with a community center, multiple study rooms and photovoltaic systems to provide power to the facility.  The site for the construction is on approximately 34 acres to the north of the existing apartments at West Village and wraps around to the west.  Construction of the Project is scheduled to begin in December 2018.  The Developer and UC Davis anticipate the Project will have approximately 1,000 beds completed in time for occupancy in Fall 2020 and that the remaining beds will be completed in time for occupancy in Fall 2021.