Sol at West Village is owned and managed by Landmark Properties, a private student housing company, not affiliated with UC Davis. As the first student apartment complex at West Village, it helped establish the neighborhood as a vibrant addition to the University. With its integration of environmentally-sound design practices, it has provided a wealth of information to the energy research community.
Along with the establishment of Sol, Los Rios Community College District opened its Davis campus which serves over 2,400 students. Additionally, several UC affiliated labs and research centers moved to West Village, including the Office of Transportation studies, Energy Efficiency Center, Plug-in hybrid Center, Western Cooling Efficiency Center, and the Center for Water-Energy Efficiency.