By: Steffi Broski and Ben Adler
More than 4,000 students, faculty and staff will call West Village home starting in the fall of 2011. And Vice Chancellor John Meyer says he hopes they’ll leave their cars in the garage.
“Bike and bus will be the primary modes of transportation in and out of the neighborhood. We will not allow residents in the neighborhood to buy parking permits in our parking structures.”
Meyer also says all homes will get their energy from local, renewable and clean sources. He says the buildings will be 30 percent more energy efficient than the California standard. And the West Village layout will make the most of the sun and wind to minimize air conditioner and heater use.
"That will make the West Village one of the most progressive communities in the nation related to energy conservation and efficiency.”
The project’s developer is paying most of the $280 million cost.