Project Timeline for Aggie Square

1950s & 60sFreeway Construction divides Oak Park from higher income neighborhoods
1968State Fairgrounds relocated from Oak Park to suburban location
1970City police storm offices of Black Panthers Chapter and disrupt community-based social service programs in Oak Park
1973UC Davis purchases County Hospital in Oak Park for $8 million
2010UC Davis Adopts long range plan for Oak Park Medical Campus
2015UC Davis starts search for “Big Ideas” for fundraising
February 2017Gary May named new UC Davis Chancellor, succeeding Linda Katehi
June 2017Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg visits May in Atlanta, Georgia to tour Tech Square
December 2017Mayor Steinberg and Chancellor May establish site selection committee for Aggie Square – report due April 1
March 2018Market Report prepared for UCD: Project Feasible
April 2018Site selection report issued (inconclusive) – Mayor and Chancellor announce “Aggie Square” partnership in Oak Park
May 2018UC Davis “Boldly Go” Fundraising Campaign adopted – Aggie Square added to list of 11 projects
June 2018Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Aggie Square appointed by Mayor
July 2018UC Regents approve joint venture with Kindred for new Rehabilitation facility in Oak Park
January 2019Mayor represents City support for Aggie Square in Oak Park at meeting of UC Regents
April 2019UC Davis Center for Regional Change publishes advisory recommendation for UCD to adopt social equity centered planning approach to Aggie Square (not adopted)
May 2019Market Update prepared for UCD: Project not feasible. Recommends pursuit of exemption from property taxes.
May 2019UC Davis presents Aggie Square project and original market study results to UC Regents
June 2019RFQ issued by UC Davis for developer & capital partner
October 2019UC Davis presents Aggie Square to prospective Donors along with other Big Ideas
November 2019Mayor Steinberg and Chancellor May receive award from University Research Park Association for the planning of Aggie Square
December 2019UC Davis Selects Wexford Technology and GMC Capital as development Partners for portion of Aggie Square. Sacramento Business association gives Chancellor May award for Aggie Square leadership
January 2020Alice Waters Institute at Aggie Square announced
Feb 2020Mayor Steinberg Nominated for UC Davis Leadership Award
June 2020UC Davis awards Mayor Community Innovation Award for Aggie Square Leadership. The Mayor is the only nominee for the first-time award.
July 2020Aggie Square Economic Impact Report and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for Long Range Development Plan update for UC Davis Medical Campus released
City working group meets to review developer’s subsidy request and ways to fund the request.
September 2020Sacramentans for Investment without Displacement file SEIR comments.
UCD executes predevelopment agreement with private development partner setting a Developer’s Target Yield and providing options to dramatically scale back the project based on economic considerations.
Developer’s consultant provides backup for subsidy request to City. Cites limitation and need for further review.
October 2020Sacramento City Council hears Background Report for first time on Aggie Square: includes claim from Wexford that project is not feasible and requests City financial assistance
UC Davis announces $2 billion fundraising campaign with $1.2 billion raised in quite period. Alice Waters Institute part of campaign.
November 2020UC Regents approve Aggie Square conditioned on 200 affordable residential beds (not units) for students, UCD Staff indicates no gentrification impacts from project.
November 2020UC Davis releases Final SEIR for Long Range Plan to accommodate Aggie Square
December 2020City of Sacramento adopts Racial Equity Policy
April 2021Sacramento City Council approves $30 million subsidy for Aggie Square Council approves “Community Benefit Agreement” valued at $ million
May 2021UC Davis presents Aggie Square ground lease terms to UC Office of the President Committee: City commits $30 million for infrastructure and $29 million for housing.
June 2021Public records request submitted for analysis of developer’s subsidy request.
September 2021City of Sacramento enters into master development agreement with UCD’s development partner (with subsidy commitment)
October 2021City of Sacramento releases analysis of developer subsidy request. Analysis performed by developer’s consultant under contract with the City.