Cesar Chavez Plaza

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Olive Drive, Davis, California

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Cesar Chavez Plaza opened successfully in November of 2007 with great looking architecture. There is a beautiful Community Building with a cheery and light community room which has a great fireplace. In the Community Building there is also a computer room, library, laundry, and spacious lobby. Within Cesar Chavez Plaza there are community gardens, raised beds, barbeque areas, outdoor seating and a lovely shaded patio to watch the world go by. Take the virtual tour to see our great community. CCP is a great opportunity for low income employees especially in downtown Davis. Cesar Chavez Plaza will be the first affordable community built in downtown Davis in nearly fifteen years. Cesar Chavez Plaza will be the first affordable community built in downtown Davis in nearly fifteen years. 35% of the apartments are set aside for people with disabilities.

Cesar Chavez Plaza will be close to the downtown with easy access to the W line of Unitrans which stops at the corner of Olive Drive and Richards Boulevard. The W line runs 115 trips a day past Olive Drive. Residents who are registered with Davis Community Transit (call 757-4408) can obtain curb to curb service when they call in.. Cesar Chavez Plaza is within walking distance of the many employment, service, restaurant and entertainment opportunities within the downtown area.

At Cesar Chavez Plaza there will be 52 one bedroom rental apartments and a two bedroom manager’s unit. All of the apartments have south facing exposure and incorporate energy saving building techniques. Each of the one bedroom apartments will be attractively designed with many modern conveniences. All the ground floor units will be visitable and a number of the apartments will be built to meet the needs of the handicapped. There will be adequate car and bicycle parking on site in addition to handicapped parking.

Residents living at Cesar Chavez Plaza will be encouraged to participate in a Resident’s Council and involve themselves in community activities. In the center of Cesar Chavez Plaza will be a Community Building with a Community Room and kitchen, handicapped accessible restrooms, laundry room, and offices for the on site manager and supportive services coordinator. The community building will be fully handicapped accessible. In front of the Community Building there will be open space for gatherings, a children’s play area and sports activities. There is also an area for community gardens.

Cesar Chavez Plaza is a cooperative partnership of Davis Community Meals, Neighborhood Partners, LLC, and the Yolo County Housing Authority. The land was made available by Lexington Apartments through the City of Davis Affordable Housing Policy. Predevelopment funding has come through the Yolo County Housing Authority and the Nehemiah Fund. Permanent financing is provided by the California Housing Finance Agency, the California State Department of Housing and Community Development Multi-Family Housing Program and an Affordable Housing Program grant applied for by River City Bank and made available through the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. Cesar Chavez Plaza will be managed by the John Stewart Company.

Below-Market Rents available at Cesar Chavez Plaza*






Number of Units:
One bedroom, full bathroom, living room, dining area.

Percent of Yolo County Median Income

Maximum income for one person

Maximum income for two people

Approx. monthly rent**

19 one bedrooms*


Call 759-9887 for existing details and rent

13 one bedrooms


Call 759-9887 for existing details and rent

20 one bedrooms


Call 759-9887 for existing details and rent

* Yolo County Median is re-adjusted in spring each year

*If your income is below 25% and you are also disabled you may qualify for these units

Energy costs at Cesar Chavez Plaza are lower than older one-bedroom units in Davis due to the energy savings created through up-to-date construction methods and new energy-saving appliances.