Village 5 Land Use Plan and Features
The Lincoln General Plan calls for new development areas to create vibrant, mixed‐use villages characterized by a mix of land uses, pedestrian and transit accessibility, and neighborhood identity. Primary retail, office/commercial and village center areas in the Village 5 Specific Plan are located at the SR 65-Nelson Lane interchange and at the SR 65-Nicolaus Road interchange. The village center/village mixed-use area located along Dowd Road is intended to serve the western portion of the plan area and is centrally located to nearby housing.
Retail and Commercial
Reflecting the need for Lincoln to diversify its economic-development presence, the Village 5 Specific Plan includes approximately 5 million square feet of commercial and business facilities, an amount exceeding the business and commercial presence from Galleria Blvd. to Blue Oaks Blvd. in nearby Roseville.
The Village 5 Specific Plan proposal includes three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school to serve the needs of all area residents. The Western Placer Unified School District’s 280-acre site west of Dowd Road is preserved for agricultural uses.
Regional Sports Complex
The Placer United Soccer Club has entered into a partnership with Richland and the City of Lincoln to design and build a 71-acre complex immediately to the south of SR 65 west of Nelson Road. The envisioned facility will help Placer United meet its current training needs, and attract high-profile tournaments and other revenue-producing events. The proposed facility includes 12 full artificial-turf and grass soccer fields, three futsal courts, two training areas, and a field house with offices, locker rooms, community rooms, weight training, concessions and maintenance facilities.
Parks and Trails
The Village 5 Specific Plan exceeds to City of Lincoln’s 40 percent open-space requirement with approximately 1,500 acres set aside as open space, much of it along the beautiful and historic Auburn Ravine and Markham Ravine. The proposal also includes more than 170 acres of parks, and bike and pedestrian trails that connect parks and open spaces while avoiding roadways.