Sacramento State Placer Center received a large plot of land from entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad and his company.

The center, which is expected to break ground in a few years, was recently approved by the California State University Board of Trustees and will provide academic opportunities to those at Sacramento State and Sierra College.

Initially, hundreds of students will be served by the campus extension, but that number can grow to thousands of students. Campus expansion will require university board approval.

A transfer center for Sierra College and a crime lab will be some of the first buildings that will open.

The new center is part of the 2,200-acre Placer Ranch development along the Sunset Area, centrally located to the Rocklin, Roseville, and Lincoln communities. It will be an economic driver for local business, industry, and housing, generating a large number of jobs.

The project is a partnership with California State University, Placer Ranch, Inc., Placer County, Sacramento State and Sierra College.

Broad’s donation is valued at nearly $28 million.

This is an exciting time for the entire Placer County region. If you want to learn more about new communities in Placer County, let us know. We will be happy to tell you about the housing opportunities in this vibrant and fast-growing area.

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