The Green undergraduate apartments at West Village are a public-private partnership project and include approximately 1,250 student housing units, with a total of approximately 3,300 beds. The project incorporates a community building, recreation field and study areas, and boasts a 5.5 megawatt photovoltaic system to provide renewable power. The project site is approximately 34 acres, situated north and west of the existing Sol at West Village apartments.
The Developer and UC Davis anticipate the project will have approximately 1,000 beds completed for occupancy in Fall 2020 and that the remaining beds will be completed in Fall 2021. The project consists of nine four-story apartment buildings and one one-story community center, totaling approximately 1,270,000 square feet. The approximately 10,000 square foot community center will include study and meeting rooms, a fitness center, leasing offices and a mail center. Outdoor recreation spaces will include seating and outdoor dining areas and approximately two acres of recreational and general open space for student use, as well as approximately 3,340 spaces for bicycle parking.
The overall layout will be bike and pedestrian focused, with dedicated bike paths designed to separate pedestrian, bike and vehicular traffic. Building elevations will include a variation of texture and color in order to provide a cohesive brand to the neighborhood while providing distinction to each block for wayfinding.
The project is designed to be Zero Net Energy, meaning the site will produce enough energy to meet consumption (on an annual basis). The electricity will be generated via solar panel canopies over the majority of the parking lots.
Project Owner: Collegiate Housing Foundation
Developer: The Michaels Organization
General Contractor: CBG Building Company