University of California, Riverside

Long Range Development Plan


On November 19, 2015, The Regents of the University of California (The Regents) approved a budget plan to enroll an additional 10,000 California undergraduate students over the next three years. As a result, UC Riverside’s enrollment increased to 23,000 students in Fall 2016, is projected to increase to 24,000 students in Fall 2017, and surpass 25,000 students in Fall 2019, thus exceeding enrollment entitlement per the campus’ current Long Range Development (LRDP).

To this end, UCR Capital Asset Strategies is in the early stages of mobilizing for a new LRDP effort for the campus.

An LRDP is a comprehensive plan that guides physical campus development such as the location of buildings, open space, circulation, and other land uses. It identifies the physical development needed to achieve academic goals and is an important reference document for the campus, University, and the general public. The Regents, as well as California Code of Regulations,  require each campus to have a current LRDP. LRDPs are subject to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the purpose of which is to inform decision makers and the public of the potential environmental effects of a proposed project and identify solutions to mitigate the identified impacts.

The Regents must consider and certify the CEQA document prior to approving an LRDP. The Regents use LRDPs in reviewing capital projects and approving proposals for individual buildings. A current LRDP is a pre-requisite for the campus to avail of the UC Delegated Approval Process to locally approve capital projects up to $70 million. For continued conformance with California regulations, and to maintain its Delegated Approval authority, UC Riverside is planning to prepare a new LRDP and LRDP Environmental Impact Report in compliance with CEQA by Year-end 2019.

For UC Riverside, the proposed new LRDP is different from the recently completed 2016 Physical Master Plan Study, an internal planning study that articulates the physical planning vision for East Campus supportive of the campus’ strategic plan – UCR 2020: The Path to Preeminence.

Additional information/links pertaining to LRDPs and UC Riverside’s related planning efforts are included below for your reference:

UC Office of the President website on LRDPs

UC Riverside’s 2016 Physical Master Plan Study

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