Capital Project Descriptions

Silo Renovation

Description: The project will complete tenant improvements and modifications that will increase and improve food service operations at the Silo.  Focus will be placed on creating a welcoming and vibrant environment.  The project will be delivered in two phases.  The first phase will bring retail food operations to the first floor of the South Silo, address deferred maintenance issues within the South Silo and improve the east courtyard.  Once phase one is completed then phase two will begin with focus on the Silo food venues, building maintenance needs and remaining courtyard improvements.  The project is expected to begin summer of 2014 with completion fall of 2015.

  • Cost: still developing
  • Fund sources: Student Housing debt funding
  • Project Status: Phase One planning in process

MU Renewal

Description: The Memorial Union (MU) is a campus "student-life" destination that is central to the social and academic needs of the UC Davis student. The MU houses a number of retail enterprises, student services and administrative units, including the Bookstore, auditorium, meeting rooms, lounges, food service, game rooms, bowling alley, student media and student government. The project will renovate and renew various functional areas of the MU complex, such as the North and South Plazas, Griffin Lounge/North Hallway, the East Wing (which includes numerous retail and store fronts), improve access to the Bookstore and create a new front entrance to the MU. A Student Advisory Committee will be assigned to the project.

  • Cost: $15 million
  • Fund sources: Memorial Union reserves and future revenues.
  • Project Status: Construction will begin fall 2012.

Tercero Phase 3

Description: Tercero Phase 3 will open in the fall of 2014 with 1186 beds. The official contract completion date is June 14, 2014.  Total cost for the project is $88M, which is being funded through capital reserves and debt financing.  The complex will house first-year students.

The project has the goal of attaining LEED Platinum for new construction. Minimizing environmental impact begins during construction. All construction waste, storm water and health of existing trees is monitored and tracked. The buildings will be designed and built to exceed California energy code by over 25 percent. The buildings will be made up of materials with high recycled content, high recyclability and low-to-zero VOC. The buildings will have energy-efficient lighting with proper controls and low-flow water fixtures and toilets. The landscape will be designed to reduce water use and achieve high on-site water retention. The central mechanical system serving all seven buildings will be connected to a heat-recovery system that is being installed at the campus' central plant. Connection to the new heat-recovery system will increase the overall efficiency of the building’s heating and cooling system.

  • Cost: $88 million
  • Fund sources: Student Housing revenues
  • Project Status: Currently in progress, expected opening fall 2014.

Tercero Phase 4

Description: This project will include the construction of a new residence hall to replace Leach Hall and to add 500 beds.

  • Cost: $65 million
  • Fund sources: Student Housing revenues
  • Project Status: TBD

Castilian Redevelopment

Description: A third-party partnership project to redevelop Castilian Hall. The project encompasses building a new apartment complex that will serve graduate students. The project will provide a rent base that is below the market rate for comparable properties. The project will open fall 2014.

  • Cost and Fund Source: third-party partnership
  • Project Status: in construction

Orchard Park Redevelopment

Description: A third-party partnership project to redevelop Orchard Park. The project will serve three communities.  The first is students with families at a rent base that is below the market rate for comparable properties.  The second is graduate students and the third is new faculty and staff that need transitional housing.  The project will open fall of 2016.

  • Cost and Fund Source: third-party partnership
  • Project Status: in construction

Student Affairs - Other Projects Under $5 Million

A variety of minor capital projects, under $5 million each, are anticipated to be completed over the next five years, such as: major systems renewal and maintenance on various student facilities, lighting for campus recreation fields, Activities and Recreation Center courtyard improvements and re-purposing the old Cowell Health Center space. Fund sources will vary, depending on the type of project.