Friday, June 19, 2009

UT Considers Proposals for Brackenridge Tract

Yesterday, New York architectural and urban planning firm Cooper, Robertson & Partners presented two proposals to the University of Texas System Board of Regents for developing the university's 350-acre Brackenridge tract along the Colorado River in West Austin. The recommendations call for downsizing or relocating a biological field laboratory and eliminating 500 student apartments and a golf course to make way for housing units, retail, and parks.

James Huffines, chairman of the regents, said "The board will spend a great deal of time in the coming months, and probably the coming years, studying these plans. And then we will eventually make some decisions. But I want to emphasize: These are just recommendations. We are a long way from making any decisions."

Read the Austin American-Statesman article here.

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