LRDP: Environmental Review

UC campuses are required to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for their Long Range Development Plans.

UC Berkeley released its draft Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) on February 23, 2021.

Public Review

UC Berkeley is soliciting written comments on the Draft 2021 LRDP and Draft EIR during a 45-day public review period that begins on March 8, 2021, and ends on April 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Written comments via e-mail and regular mail can be provided no later than April 21, 2021. Written comments will be responded to in the Final EIR.

  • Mail comments to:

UC Berkeley, Physical & Environmental Planning
Attention: 2021 LRDP and Housing Projects #1 and #2 Draft EIR
300 A&E Building
Berkeley, CA 94720-1382

  • Email comments to:
Include “Draft EIR Comments: 2021 LRDP and Housing Projects #1 and #2” in the subject line.

Public Hearing

As a result of COVID-19 and restrictions placed on in-person gatherings throughout California, UC Berkeley hosted an online public hearing to receive public comments on the Draft EIR, rather than hold an in-person event. The online public hearing was hosted on March 29, 2021, starting at 6:00 p.m., via live video feed at the following link:

The public could submit written comments in advance but no later than 1:00 p.m. on March 29, 2021, to be read aloud during the public hearing. Comments must have been sent via email to, with your first and last name, and your expressed written permission allowing UC Berkeley to read your comments aloud as part of the online public session. Because of time restraints, there was a 300 word limit for all comments read aloud during the public hearing. All comments received during the 45-day public review period will be included in the public record and equally considered.

Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR):

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