UC Davis West Village

Photo by Frederic Larson on behalf of West Village Community Partnership LLC

The university of California at Davis’s West Village neighborhood is the largest planned zero-net-energy community in the United States. The West Village also offers opportunities for physical activity to residents. The project was developed by the West Village Community Partnership LLC and designed by Studio E Architects, MVE Institutional, Lim Chang Rohling & Associates, Moore Rubell Yudell, and SWA Group.

University of California faculty, staff, and students living in the West Village have access to a number of parks, paths, and gardens that are designed to increase walking and other physical exercise, while decreasing residents’ reliance on cars. Parking is consolidated along the eastern edge of the development, thereby allowing the apartments to be accessed by pedestrian and bike paths. A neighborhood bike trail, bike parking, and bike repair facilities on the premises further encourage residents to bike for recreation or transport.

The neighborhood hosts a 24-hour fitness center, sports courts, a yoga studio, and pools that provide residents the opportunity to engage in their preferred type of exercise on a daily basis.