Regents Want to Keep UTB at Current Site

Monday, May 13, 2013

The University of Texas System Board of Regents decided Thursday to keep UTB at its current location.

The regents passed a motion that said maintaining the university’s downtown location would “result in a compact urban campus and is the preferred location for the campus.”

The motion also authorizes the executive director of real estate to execute a contract with Texas Southmost College in which the University of Texas at Brownsville would lease buildings from the Fort Brown campus and lease space in the International Technology, Education and Commerce Center.

A second motion instructs staff members from UTB to continue discussions with the city about the parcels of land it has offered the university. The land includes almost 70 acres on the south side of West University Boulevard, of which 47.96 acres belongs to Lincoln Park.

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