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About Long Range Development Planning

What is an LRDP?

A Long Range Development Plan, or LRDP, is a general framework to guide the physical development of the campus. All UC campuses are required to prepare an LRDP. Similar to a city’s general plan, the LRDP is a comprehensive plan that designates campus areas for certain types of uses, such as housing, classrooms, recreation, and open space. In addition to addressing land use designations, it guides the development of circulation, parking, infrastructure and other land uses to ultimately facilitate the appropriate siting of capital projects.

It's not an approval to develop facilities or a mandate for enrollment growth. It's an important planning tool for providing the infrastructure needed to support our academic mission and successfully educate students. The UC Santa Cruz current LRDP will guide the physical development for the Residential Campus and the West Side Research Park through 2040.