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U.C. Davis Responds To Criticism

U.C. Davis officials have bowed to community pressure and are scaling back plans for a second time for a new campus housing development. Responding to critics who said their original project was too large, school officials have released a new blueprint for a compact, bike-friendly neighborhood for students, faculty and staff.

Officials say the new proposal would be built on 200 acres of campus agricultural research land and would house close to 4 thousand people. An earlier draft of the proposal would have housed nearly seven thousand faculty and students. The newest proposal is the second time the campus has redrawn plans because of community complaints.

University officials have proposed the new development as a way to meet the housing needs of a surge of new students, faculty and staff who are expected to flow into the U-C system in the next 10 to 15 years.