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New Student Housing

New Student Housing


New Student Housing


The SDSU Sophomore Success Program is an immersive, full-service academic and student life support initiative, tailored to second year students who are from outside of the SDSU service area. To facilitate the Program and provide appropriate housing for these sophomores, SDSU is proposing to build new freshman student housing on campus, which will free up existing student housing elsewhere on campus that is more suitable for sophomores.

The new freshman residence hall would provide on-campus housing for 850 students – modified from the originally proposed residence hall complex that would have provided housing for approximately 2,600 students.  The new housing would be constructed on the west side of campus east of the existing Chapultepec Hall (near the athletic fields and the Rec Center). It will be state-of-the-art and environmentally sustainable. Following the environmental review process, and consideration and approval by the CSU Board of Trustees scheduled for September, construction would begin in Fall 2017.

Notice of Preparation and draft Environmental Impact Report

The process of environmental review began with issuance of a Notice of Preparation (NOP), which informed the public and government agencies that a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was being prepared to study the environmental impacts of the project, and provided an opportunity for the government agencies and members of the public to weigh in on the environmental topics that were analyzed in the DEIR.

The NOP comment period (Dec 8, 2016 – Jan 20, 2017) formally began the public input process of this project, which also included a project scoping meeting on January 18, and presentations at the February College Area Community Council (CACC) meeting, and the March College View Estates (CVEA) meeting.

View and download New Student Housing NOP documents

Draft Environmental Impact Report

The DEIR was released for public review on April 21, 2017. A 45-day public comment period was provided, which closed on June 5, 2017. During this time, members of the public, including government agencies, had the opportunity to submit written comments on the adequacy of the environmental analysis presented in the DEIR.

Additionally, a public meeting was held on May 8 at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center on the SDSU campus to receive oral and written comments. Further opportunity to provide comments includes the CSU Board of Trustees meeting to consider approval of the project.  

View and download New Student Housing DEIR documents

Final Environmental Impact Report

The FEIR was released on September 1, 2017, in advance of the scheduled Board of Trustees meeting to consider approval of the modified project on September 19-20, 2017.  The FEIR contains revisions to the DEIR that reflect the modified (i.e., Phase I only) project, and also includes written responses to all comments on the DEIR submitted during the public review period.  

Linked below is a copy of the FEIR.  The Preface provides an overview of the FEIR, including explanation of the project modifications that have been made since release of the DEIR to reduce the environmental impacts.    The links to the Revised DEIR that follow reflect the complete, revised chapters of the DEIR.  All text that has been deleted is shown in strike-through format and all new text is shown with a double underline.  Following the Revised DEIR are the Comments and Responses, which includes copies of the comment letters received during the public review period and written responses to each comment.  Lastly, a link is provided to the supplemental technical materials prepared as part of the FEIR process.   
View and download New Student Housing FEIR documents

The modified project and the Final EIR will be considered for approval by the CSU Board of Trustees at their next regularly scheduled meeting, to be held on September 19 and 20, 2017, at the California State University offices, 401 Golden Shore, Long Beach. The meeting agenda and other information related to the meeting will be available on the Board of Trustees’ website: 10 days in advance of the meeting.

Questions about the new housing project may be directed to:

Laura Shinn
Director, Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction

New Student Residence Hall Milestones



NOP issuance

December 8, 2016

Scoping meeting

January 18 at 7 p.m.

NOP comment period closes

January 20, 2017

College Area Community Council (CACC) meeting

February 8, 2017

College View Estates Association (CVEA) meeting

March 28, 2017

Draft EIR released for public review (includes 45-day public review period and opportunity to provide written comments)

April 21, 2017

Draft EIR public meeting

May 8 at 6:30 p.m., Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center


Draft EIR comment period closes

June 5, 2017


 College Area Community Council
 (CACC) meeting

 June 14, 2017

 College Area Community Council
 (CACC) meeting

 July 12, 2017

  Final EIR Released  September 1, 2017

Board of Trustees Meeting to Consider EIR Certification and Project Approval

September 19-20, 2017





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