Woodland Research & Technology Park

Building on over 100 years of food and agriculture innovation in the City of Woodland, the Woodland Research & Technology Park (WRTP) is envisioned as a dynamic innovation and technology hub where leading-edge companies can connect with start-ups and business incubators in a physically compact, walkable, bike-able, and connected setting.

Woodland Research and Technology Park project rendering

Research  |  Technology  | Innovation


The Plan Area will develop as a state-of-the-art innovation center campus for technology, research and development, and office uses. Flexibility in design and implementation is supported, allowing businesses to respond to market demand through phasing of construction and the ability to offer a variety of building types and sizes. Complementary uses within immediate proximity to the business park, including hotel, commercial, employee-serving retail, and recreational opportunities will support day-to-day needs of businesses, their clients, and their employees.

Technology Capture & Talent Retention

Collaboration with UC Davis, Woodland Community College, and others will bolster start-up businesses and growing mid-to-large size companies through technology transfer and IP sourcing. The WRTP will accommodate advanced technology-related jobs and training that allow a greater number of Woodland residents and college graduates from Woodland Community College and throughout the region to live and work in the community, generating an infusion of intellectual capital.

Business Partnerships

Companies locating in the Tech Campus will have the opportunity to take advantage of the existing and thriving seed, food, and agricultural-based industries currently located and doing business in and around Woodland. Access to additional resources and new markets, new ideas, materials and expertise will grow through strategic partnerships with new and existing businesses in Woodland.

Sustainable & Resilient

The WRTP will lead in energy efficiency and sustainable design. Development will incorporate cutting edge green building practices. Land use strategies and transportation demand management will reduce vehicle miles traveled and facilitate the use of alternative fuel vehicles. The city’s urban forest canopy will increase and projects will incorporate naturalized stormwater management.

Gathering Place

A Village Center and 11-acre linear park will provide a mix of social gathering spaces for employees, residents, and visitors to connect, recreate, and relax. These informal networking opportunities will foster greater innovation and engagement among the workforce and allow for a balanced integration of work and life.

Healthy Community

Connected streets with bicycle and pedestrian facilities, trails, accessible parks, and open spaces will facilitate and encourage healthy living. Access to healthy foods through community gardens, a farmers market and/or fresh produce market in the Village Center will be promoted. A mix of social gathering places will enable employees and residents to come together for fun and relaxation, boosting emotional wellness.

New Neighborhoods & Seamless Transitions

Diverse, high quality housing options, including single and multi-family residential units and mixed-used projects, will allow Tech Park employees to live and work close by and “move up” within the same neighborhood as families grow or nests are emptied. Land use and circulation planning, coupled with design and development standards, will ensure a thoughtful transition between the Plan Area and the adjacent Spring Lake neighborhood, complementing the established community.

Connectivity & Mobility

A combination of well-designed complete streets, protected bicycle lanes, and pedestrian / bicycle greenways will prioritize the pedestrian experience throughout the Plan Area. Well-connected parks, open spaces, and greenbelts will encourage residents and employees to walk, bike, or scooter. Existing bike trails and greenbelts will extend from and connect to the adjacent community including nearby schools, community center, and shopping center. A shared mobility hub will serve as a point of connection for those arriving and departing the Tech Campus by various forms of alternative transportation – including micro transit stops and fixed bus routes with frequent service to Downtown Woodland and UC Davis.

Anticipated Development

Diverse public and private entities interested in collaborative innovation will be drawn to the unique setting provided in the Plan Area, a place where diverse business, job training, and new products, technologies and innovation can take root, and ideally serve and compliment Woodland’s existing food and agricultural economy.

350 acres of mixed-use space

2.2 million square feet of office, commercial, and research space

1,600 residential housing units

5,000 jobs

17 acres of parks and open space, network trails and greenbelts


For comments or questions regarding the WRTP, please contact Erika Bumgardner at (530) 661-5886, or email your comments to researchpark@cityofwoodland.org.