The City of Davis wants to "revision" the neighborhood on the west side of the 3rd and B street intersection.

There are three proposed options:

Alley Units

  • B street frontage is maintained, no demolition
  • Character of new development reflects character and scale of existing units.
  • Creates sew residential alley address of carriage house.


  • B street is predominantly residential in use and character
  • Emphasis on intensifying residential uses within existing lot pattern.
  • Existing houses demolished, historic resources remain

Mixed Use

  • B and 3rd street become urban streets and an extension of downtown
  • Emphasis on optimizing development potential of B and 3rd
  • Relocates historic resources.


At the end of April 2005 the City Council voted to conceptually support creation of a "Special Character District," and distinctive urban village along B and 3rd Streets (Vision 4) that would allow a mix of higher density two and three+ story attached housing forms and mixed use projects conducive to owner occupied, live/work units and creativity based occupations. City staff was asked to prepare the necessary planning amendments and environmental analysis to implement this vision. These include amendments to the Core Area Specific Plan, Downtown Davis and Traditional Residential Neighborhoods Design Guidelines, and Planned Development zone 2-86A.

Upcoming Opportunities to Give Input

  • Monday, September 18, 2006 Historic Resource Management Commission Review of Draft EIR 7:30 pm in Teen Center Basement, 303 3rd Street, Davis. This is not a public hearing on the DEIR but the meeting is open to the public.
  • Thursday, September 21, 2006 7:00-9:00 PM Teen Center Basement: Open House on the B & 3rd Visioning Process Draft Plan. Zoning and Design Guideline Amendments , 303 Third Street, Davis
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2006 Planning Commission Public Hearing on Draft EIR 7:00 pm in the Community Chambers, 23 Russell Blvd., Davis
  • January 2007 Public Hearings on Final EIR and Draft Amendments



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2006-08-31 13:06:11   It would be intersting to know how much rental unit prices will increase with this renovation. —JamesSchwab