The answers might surprise you.
By Roberta Millstein
Recently on NextDoor and elsewhere, Davisites have been disagreeing about whether Davis is building enough housing or whether it needs more. The discussions have become particularly relevant in light of two potentially large projects: the University Commons project (264 residential units / 894 beds) and the so-called Aggie Research Campus (ARC), which proposes 850 units as part of the larger proposal for a massive 200 acre business park outside of Mace Curve.
But to answer the question of whether we have enough housing or not, Davisites need to know how much is in the pipeline. I suspect that most Davisites don’t know the answer to that question, even if they’ve been paying attention. This article is the result of my attempt to figure out the answer.
If you just want the answers I calculated, here they are: the housing that is now in the pipeline will accommodate more than 10,000 additional people in the City and more than 20,000 additional people in the City and UC Davis combined. The details of those answers are below.