University of California policy requires all campuses to have a Long Range Development Plan (LRDP).  A LRDP is defined as a “physical development and land use plan to meet the academic and institutional objectives for a particular campus or medical center of public higher education” (Public Resources Code of the State of California Section 21080.09). It is a comprehensive document that establishes the land use patterns and relevant policies to guide implementation of facilities and infrastructure.
 
The 2010 Long Range Development Plan for the UC Davis Sacramento campus, which provides the primary setting for UC Davis Health, builds upon the plans and strategies embodied in the 1989 LRDP and other, subsequent planning. Importantly, it shares the basic goals of that previous LRDP: to provide a flexible, attractive campus environment capable of accommodating current and future operations and facilities associated with this world-class medical institution. The 2010 LRDP provides a general land use plan that allows UC Davis Health to achieve its education, clinical, research and engagement goals. It is also intended to direct the ongoing creation of an attractive campus environment which is mindful of local and global issues including sustainability.
 
On February 7, 2020, UC Davis prepared and circulated the Notice of Preparation for the Sacramento Campus 2020 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) Update. The NOP states the University of California will be the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (PRC Section 21000 et seq.) and will prepare an SEIR for the 2020 LRDP Update. The 2020 LRDP Update SEIR will function as a program EIR (pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15168) that can be used in the environmental review of subsequent campus development projects during implementation of the 2020 LRDP Update. In addition to analyzing the potential impacts of projected campus growth under the 2020 LRDP Update, the SEIR will also provide a project-specific analysis of the potential environmental effects associated with the development of two developments, the Aggie Square Phase 1 and Replacement Hospital Tower (RHT) projects.