University Commons

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The University Commons Project would redevelop the University Mall site and entail reconfiguration and replacement of the existing site and buildings to create a new mixed-use development. The proposed project would intensify and revitalize the center and result in approximately 264 residential units (894 beds) in 4 residential floor levels, 150,000 sf of ground level retail uses, and a 3-level parking structure. Proposed building heights would be up to 7 stories or approximately 80 feet. The proposed project entitlements for a General Plan Amendment and Rezone address the general development intensity, standards, uses, and design concept. 


City Council Hearing - July 21, 2020
City Council hearing to review and consider the University Commons Project and the EIR.

Planning Commission Hearing - May 27, 2020 

The Planning Commission will consider the project and the EIR for a recommendation to City Council.

Planning Commission Meeting - December 11, 2019
The Planning Commission is scheduled to review and comment on the Draft EIR on December 11, 2019.

Bicycle, Transportation, and Street Safety Commission Meeting - November 14, 2019
The BTSSC is scheduled to review and comment on the Transportation Section and analysis of the Draft EIR on November 14, 2019.


University Commons Environmental Review Documents, including the Draft EIR and Final EIR..


  • Project Description (April 2020) 
    Site Plan - Ground Retail Level (February 2020) 
    Site Plan - Upper Residential Levels (February 2020)
    Parking Exhibit (March 2020)  
  • Building Height Exhibit (April 2020)
  • Building Renderings and Design Concept 
  • Loading Dock Area and North Elevation Concept  
  • Bicycle Parking & Circulation Exhibit (March 2020)
    Bicycle Path Design Options 
    Plaza Spaces Exhibit (March 2020)
    Tree Removal Exhibit  
    Shadow Study 

    Supplemental Information
    Occupancy Management Program 
    Parking Management Program 
    Sustainability Summary 

    Arborist Report
    Cultural Resources Report (September 2018) 
    Cultural Resources - Supplemental Responses (March 2019)
    Phase 1 Environmental Report (for Appendices, contact the Planning Department)