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Cal Poly: Craftsman Dorms

Revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report

Public Review Period ends July 27, 2022
There will a further opportunity to comment on the draft EIR at a future time.

“The purpose of the NOP is to provide trustee agencies, property owners and other interested parties with a description of the project and its potential environmental impacts and to allow the opportunity to provide input regarding the scope and content of the EIR, including possible environmental impacts, mitigation measures, and alternatives.”

The 7-page Revised Notice of Preparation is included in full below, link here.


From Cal Poly’s website:
The project is now listed as 1,050 dorm beds.

Craftsman Student Housing:  

A four-building complex consisting of 800 beds and connected by courtyard and surrounded with 350 parking stalls and other intermodal support. There will also be separate family housing on site. The project will resemble prior planning for infill housing at the site. The complex will also include other common program space such as study areas, a small convenience store, an open common area for gathering, and meeting spaces. Total project budget $150 million. Planned opening December, 2024.



Press release:

Cal Poly Humboldt Student Housing Progress

July 6, 2022

Cal Poly Humboldt is excited to share progress on plans for short and long-term student housing as a part of our polytechnic implementation.

Sundt Construction was recently selected to design and build the Craftsman’s Mall project, which is located along St. Louis Road just north of campus. Cal Poly Humboldt is preparing to conduct an environmental impact report and anticipates breaking ground in January 2023. The $150 million, 1,050-bed housing complex will provide apartment-style student residence units. 

“We are excited to partner with Sundt on this historic and unique housing project for Cal Poly Humboldt,” says Sherie Cornish Gordon, Vice President of Administration & Finance. “Our work with Sundt on this project enabled Humboldt to evolve our vision and accelerate our ability to increase housing and other important amenities for our students. This will be the first hallmark project of our polytechnic transformation.” 

While long-term housing plans are well underway, the University is working on short-term housing options and programs for our students. Humboldt has reached an agreement to house students at Comfort Inn in Arcata during the 2022-23 school year. We look forward to continued discussions with agencies and organizations to support our short-term housing needs for our students. 

Project Details

The 12.8-acre project site would be developed into a 1,050-bed housing complex that would provide apartment-style student residence units for undergraduate and graduate students attending Cal Poly Humboldt. The project would include an exercise gym, common lounge spaces, study spaces, computer rooms, television rooms, a market /convenience store, and conference rooms. Exterior amenities would include green space, covered bicycle parking, outdoor cooking, and appropriate hardscapes. Additionally, the project would include on-site parking and exterior safety lighting.

Cal Poly Humboldt is considering developing a student housing project at the following Assessor’s parcel numbers (APNs): 505-022-011, 505-022-012, 503-372-002, 503-372-003, 503-372-004, 503-372-005, 503-372-006, 505-012-004, 505-011-010, 505-011-002, 505-011-007, 505-011-006, located along St. Louis Road approximately 0.5 mile north of the Cal Poly Humboldt campus.

 Project Vitals 

Planned Construction 2023-2025
Project Budget $150,000,000
Funding Source CSU Chancellor’s Office
Humboldt Project Manager Kassidy Banducci
Project Architect SCB 
Project CEQA Consultant Ascent Environmental
Project Contractor Sundt
Construction Project Manager fs3 Hodges


CEQA Updates:

To comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a revised Notice of Preparation has been issued. The second public scoping meeting will held via Zoom on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, from 5:00 to 6:00pm to inform interested parties about the project, and to provide agencies and the public with an opportunity to provide comments on the scope and content of the EIR. The CEQA Environmental Impact Report and Mitigation and Monitoring Report is in preparation. 

Participants must register to attend the scoping meeting here:…

After registering, participants will receive a link via email to log into the webinar on July 20, 2022.

Revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report


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