C. CPDC 1-4: Project Narrative

The project narrative is the COBCP form used to tell the story of campus need, and how the project will provide a solution for that need. A specific infrastructure improvement version of this form is available, targeting information needed for such projects.

This form is submitted to the Department of Finance and the Legislative Analyst’s Office when seeking approval of proposed Capital Outlay Projects.

The components of the CPDC 1-4 for Infrastructure Improvements are:

Summary of Proposal
This section serves to briefly highlight the scope of the project. This should include proposed ASF/GSF, instructional capacity if applicable, location, and departments and disciplines to be included or affected by the project.

Purpose of the Project
This section should identify the problem that drives this project and how existing campus facilities cannot serve as a solution. This can be thought of as the hypothesis for the project, or the question that the feasibility study aimed to answer for the campus.

This section should include photos of existing conditions to further demonstrate need.

Consistency with Chapter 1016, Statutes of 2002 – AB 857
This section is required by statute to be addressed in project proposals. The goal of this section is to demonstrate that the project will minimize the impact to the campus footprint, and prevent urban sprawl.

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Worksheet (CPDC 1-4.5) should be used to calculate the proposed project in the context of existing campus emissions. Not all infrastructure projects will have an impact on GHG emissions, and in those cases a CPDC 1-4.5 is not required.