The University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) is currently in the process of developing a new Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) https://lrdp.ucsc.edu/2040/about.html to identify land uses and physical development on campus over the next 20 years. UCSC plans to grow from the current limit of 19,500 students to 28,000 students by 2040.
Before the LDRP can be implemented, UCSC must prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that addresses potentially significant adverse environmental impacts of this projected growth so that mitigation measures or alternatives will be considered. UCSC issued a Notice of Preparation (NOP) https://ppc.ucsc.edu/planning/images/ucsc-lrdp-nop#lrdp-nop of an EIR and held two online Scoping Sessions on March 12 to present project information and accept public comments on the LDRP.
UCSC will be accepting comments on the scope of the EIR for its Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) through Wednesday, April 8, at 5:00 p.m. Written comments on the LRDP may be sent to: Erika Carpenter, Senior Environmental Planner, Physical Planning, Development and Operations, UCSC, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or email: eircomment [at] ucsc.edu. The League of Women Voters encourages community members to share their comments and concerns regarding the potential impacts of the proposed LRDP.
Here are links to additional information about the UCSC LRDP:
- UCSC LRDP slide presentation (38 slides): https://lrdp.ucsc.edu/2040/files/2019-12-slides.pdf
- UCSC LRDP EIR NOP Fact Sheet