“Plans for Woodland Research Park complement the City’s General Plan and our existing economy that is driven by our robust food and agriculture industry.” Ken Hiatt, Community Development Director for the City of Woodland

The following principles will guide development of Woodland Research Park’s Specific Plan:

  • Develop a state-of-the-art innovation center campus for high-technology offices, research and development, hotel, and employee-serving retail and recreational uses.
  • Accommodate advanced technology-related jobs that allow a greater number of Woodland residents to live and work in the community.
  • Collaborate with UC Davis and others to capture technology transfer to startup businesses and growing mid-to-large size companies, reducing the loss of intellectual capital and revenue through regional out-migration.
  • Ensure that roadways, utilities, and other infrastructure are installed to meet project needs and can be feasibly financed.
  • Contribute to meeting the City of Woodland’s goals for greenhouse gas reduction by 2035 contained in its 2035 Climate Action Plan for:
    • Increasing efficiency of buildings and other non-transportation energy use; land use and transportation strategies that reduce vehicle miles traveled and facilitate use of alternative fuel vehicles;
    • Enhancing the City’s urban forest through planting and management of trees in public parks, other open spaces and public streets; and
    • Reducing water use and waste generation.
  • Create a successful Village Center that, along with the southern end of a proposed central green, provide a gathering place for workers, residents, and visitors.
  • Integrate multi-modal transportation within project design to reduce use of single-occupant vehicles and implement a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan that increases the use of multiple modes of transportation, such as, public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian access to, from and within the plan area.
  • Facilitate bicycle use and walking through a combination of well-designed complete streets, protected bicycle lanes where appropriate, and pedestrian/bicycle greenways that connect to parks and open spaces, and multiple connections between Spring Lake and the Specific Plan.
  • Promote flexibility in project design and implementation to respond to market demand, through phasing of construction, and offering a variety of building types.
  • Incorporate naturalized stormwater management into the plan area and individual project design as much as possible.
  • Seek ways to complement and support Downtown Woodland by accommodating larger and other businesses better suited for locations near but outside Downtown.