Final 2005 Long-Range Development Plan

What is a Long-Range Development Plan?

A Long-Range Development Plan is defined as "a physical development and land use plan to meet the academic and institutional objectives for a particular campus or medical center of higher education." It is updated periodically to meet changing needs and conditions. This process ensures that campus development supports academic, research, and public service goals, while also responding to UC systemwide policies and projected enrollment demand.

UCSC's 2005 LRDP does not constitute a mandate for growth, nor is it a detailed implementation plan for development. It does not commit the campus to carrying out development on any given timeline.

Read the 2005 LRDP

For your convenience, the final version of the 2005 LRDP is available as a single print-ready PDF file or as a series of PDF files, below.

The 2005 LRDP

Executive Summary and Introduction
Planning Context
Physical Planning Principles and Guidelines
UC Santa Cruz Long-Range Development Plan 2005–2020
Acknowledgements and Appendices
Amended Land Use Map for the 2005 LRDP


Subsequent to adoption of the 2005 LRDP, two amendments to the LRDP land use map have been made by the university.

Recycling Yard Project Phase 1

The land-use designation on 1.6 acre of Protected Landscape and 2.1 acres of Site Research and Support was changed to Campus Support. The project site is located in the lower campus, north of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) farm.

Documents available online: Student Housing West

The land use designation on approximately 17 acres of Campus Resource Land was changed to College and Student Housing to accommodate the project. The project site is located on the lower campus, northeast of the intersection of Hagar and Coolidge drives.

Documents available online:

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