The gray patches on the rooftops of the buildings in West Village are solar panels, demonstrating the vast network of energy-generating panels throughout the growing community. It’s built on UC Davis land west of Highway 113. West Village Partnership/Courtesy photo
Open space and lots of seating are featured on the Village Green, which is central to the West Village 
neighborhood. Apartment complexes, a coffeehouse/deli and the Sacramento City College Davis Centerare nearby. Fred Gladdis/
Enterprise file photo
West Village windows are shaded from the sun by louvered shutters, just one of many energy-saving features in the UC Davis neighborhood. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise file photo
A Unitrans bus picks up students on the central green at West Village, a neighborhood being developed on the UC Davis campus west of Highway 113. The Solstice complex, which opened this fall with furnished apartments for undergraduates in two-, three- and four-bedroom configurations, is the newest project in the neighborhood. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

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