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Growth and Vision The University of Texas at Brownsville Concept Master Plan July 2012


Outline • Enrollment and Space Growth Projections – Enrollment in 2013 and 2033 – Space needs through 2033 • Campus Growth Options Overview – Options A, B1, B2


Enrollment and Space Needs Projections •

Based on the comparison between 4-year, public, higher education institutions in select Texas metropolitan areas, UTB’s student enrollment is projected to be approximately 20,000 students in 2033.

Based on a target enrollment headcount of 20,000 students and factoring in Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board standards, total space need will be approximately 5 million gross square feet for UTB’s campus in 2033.

In order to accommodate 20,000 students in a moderately-dense campus environment (similar to UTB/TSC today), UTB should target about 250-300 developable acres of land.


Campus Comparisons

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – BROWNSVILLE Total # of Students 2,625 Total Facilities (GSF) 425,000 gsf GSF / Student 162 gsf/student Total Acreage 130 acres Total Acreage Developed 28 acres Facilities Density 15,180 gsf/acre Student Population Density 94 students/acre

UNIVERISTY OF TEXAS – SAN ANTONIO Total # of Students 30,970 Total Facilities (GSF) 4,611,000 gsf GSF / Student 149 gsf/student Total Acreage 683 acres Total Acreage Developed 328 acres Facilities Density 14,0580 gsf/acre Student Population Density 94 students/acre *Downtown Campus not shown on map but included in total


Planning Assumptions •

Enrollment in 2013 will be approximately 7,400 headcount students

Enrollment will grow to approximately 20,000 student headcount in 20 years (year 2033) and require approximately 5 million gross square feet of buildings.

UTB will retain use and ownership of the following buildings: -

Life and Health Sciences (LHS) Education and Business Complex (EDBC) Biomedical Research (BR) Science Engineering and Technology Building (SETB) Casa Bella (student housing)

Note: Brownsville Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) will be retained by UTHSC-Houston

Immediate facility space need of approximately 380,116 NASF based on projected enrollment and staffing levels


Campus Planning Options Overview •

The options created by the transition team present two scenarios regarding the outcomes on real property transactions between UTB and TSC. • Option A is predicated on significant property acquisition from TSC • Option B assumes no property acquisition from TSC


Campus Planning Option A • UTB purchases several key properties from TSC: 1. Student Union (10,277 nasf) 2. SETB (79,656 nasf) land 3. University Boulevard Library (32,068 nasf) 4. University Boulevard Classroom Building (21,233) nasf) 5. Recreation, Education, & Kinesiology Center (15,815 nasf) – area assumed to remain as recreation center 6. Cavalry Hall (7,557 nasf) 7. Rusteberg Hall (31,229 nasf) 8. Cortez Hall (15,070 nasf) 9. M1 and M2 (biology labs) (10,854 nasf) TOTAL = 223,759 nasf • Athletics and recreation located at Los Tomates • UTB acquires the Texas National Guard Armory (TSNG) and U.S. Army Reserve (Rathgen) Center (USAR) (7.2 acres; 11,423 NASF) • Campus expansion extends to east and south to form contiguous whole

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Option A – Existing UTB-owned property

Downtown Brownsville

Los Tomates 68

2

11

11

25

2

Lincoln Park

≈119 total acres


Option A- UTB Acquisitions from TSC

Downtown Brownsville

Los Tomates 68

2

14 11

11

25

11 3 12

2 15 17

Lincoln Park

≈191 total acres


Option A - UTB Acquires Additional Property from TSC

Downtown Brownsville

Los Tomates 68

2

14 6

11

11

25

11 3 12

3.5

2 15 17

Lincoln Park

≈201 total acres


Option A- UTB Acquires Other Additional Property

Downtown Brownsville

Los Tomates 68

2

14 6

11

11

25

11 3 12

3.5

2 15

7.2 17

Lincoln Park

≈208 total acres


Option A – UTB Acquires Other Additional Property

Downtown Brownsville

Los Tomates 2

48

68

2

14 6

11

25

11

11 3 12

3.5

2 15

30

7.2 17

Lincoln Park

≈288 total acres


Option A – Available UTB Facilities After Initial TSC Property Acquisition

Downtown Brownsville

Existing Academic Core and Student Union

Los Tomates Casa Bella (student housing)

Recreation, Education, Kinesiology Center

EDBC, UB Library, UB Classroom Building

University Boulevard Parking (sections A and B) Lincoln Park


Option A – Expansion of Campus with Armory and Reserve Centers

Downtown Brownsville

Los Tomates

Texas National Guard Armory Building, U.S. Army Reserve Center

Lincoln Park


Option A – SSC Building Location

Downtown Brownsville

Los Tomates

Site for new SSC Building

Lincoln Park


Option A – Potential Campus Expansion

Downtown Brownsville

Academic Campus and Student Housing Extension

Los Tomates

Lincoln Park


Option A – Campus Expansion Athletics and Recreation

Downtown Brownsville

Athletics, Recreation, Convocation Center, Student Housing

Los Tomates

Lincoln Park


Option A – Potential Campus Expansion

Downtown Brownsville Research Facilities

Student Housing

Academic Campus Expansion

Lincoln Park


Option A – Potential Campus Expansion

Downtown Brownsville

Student Housing, Intramural Recreation Fields, Conference Center

Lincoln Park


Option A – Potential Campus Expansion

Downtown Brownsville

Academic Campus Core

Lincoln Park


Option A – Potential Campus Expansion

Downtown Brownsville

Additional Campus Edge Mixed-use Development

Professional Schools Expansion

Lincoln Park


Option A – Projected Campus in 2033

Downtown Brownsville Academic Campus and Student Housing Extension

Athletics, Recreation, Convocation Center, Student Housing Research Facilities

Student Housing Existing Academic Core and Student Union

Recreation, Education, Kinesiology Center

Additional Campus Edge Mixed-use Development Academic Campus Core

Professional Schools Expansion

Lincoln Park


Campus Planning Option B1 •

UTB does not purchase any additional land or buildings from TSC

UTB builds campus core at Los Tomates to meet immediate minimal need of 380,116 NASF of space including the SSC.

UTB acquires the Texas National Guard Armory (TSNG) building (12,302 gsf; 3.6 acres) and U.S. Army Reserve (Rathgen) Center (USAR) (24,000 gsf; 3.6 acres)

Campus expands from EDBC, LHS, BR, SETB, and Casa Bella (student housing) to form contiguous campus


Option B1 – Existing UTB-owned property

Downtown Brownsville

Los Tomates 68

2

11

11

25

2

Lincoln Park

≈119 total acres


Option B1 - Existing UTB-owned/leased Property Plus Acquisition Zone

Downtown Brownsville

Los Tomates

48

11

68

2

25

11

2 30

7.2

24 Lincoln Park

≈228 total acres


Option B1 – UTB Retains Only the Buildings It Owns (including SETB)

Downtown Brownsville

Los Tomates Science and Engineering and SETB

Casa Bella (student housing)

EDBC

Lincoln Park


Option B1 – Expansion of Campus with Armory and Reserve Centers

Downtown Brownsville

Los Tomates

Texas National Guard Armory Building, U.S. Army Reserve Center

Lincoln Park


Option B1 – Expansion of Campus Core at Los Tomates

Downtown Brownsville

Academic Core Campus with Student Housing

Lincoln Park


Option B1 – Expansion of Campus Core at Los Tomates

Downtown Brownsville Alternate 1 – Student Success Center Location

Alternate 2 – Student Success Center Location

Lincoln Park


Option B1 – Potential Campus Expansion

Downtown Brownsville

Research District Student Housing

Lincoln Park


Option B1 – Campus Expansion Athletics and Recreation

Downtown Brownsville

Athletics, Recreation, and Convocation Center

Lincoln Park


Option B1 – Potential Campus Expansion

Downtown Brownsville

Additional Campus Expansion

Lincoln Park


Option B1 – Projected Campus in 2033

Downtown Brownsville

Academic Core Campus with Student Housing

Research District Student Housing Science and Engineering and SETB

EDBC Additional Campus Expansion Athletics, Recreation, and Convocation Center Texas National Guard Armory Building, U.S. Army Reserve Center

Lincoln Park


Option B2 – New Campus in north Brownsville • •

UTB does not purchase any additional land or buildings from TSC UTB builds new campus at north Brownsville location (SSC building will be located there) UTB retains use of EDBC, LHS, SETB, RHAC, BR, and Casa Bella (student housing) Immediate facility space need of approximately 368,693 NASF

DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE


Option B2 – New Campus in north Brownsville •

• • •

UTB builds new campus ranging from 250 to 300 developable acres (for a 20 year planning windows New campus maintains scale and density of Ft. Brown campus • Compact, walkable campus Potential for new campus to be set within landscape, alongside a resaca All new buildings built on new campus UTB needs site selection process, needs prioritization, comprehensive campus master plan for new campus site

Athletics and Recreation

Research and Professional Programs Student Housing

Academic Core


All Options for UTB Campus 2033

Option A

DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE

Option OptionB2B2 Option B1


Option A – Pros and Cons

Option A (≈288 acres)

Pros

Cons

Contiguous and Compact Campus Core on West Side of Highway 77

Existing Recreation Center is Separated from Athletics and Recreation Fields

Expansion of Academics and Housing Stems from Existing Campus

Limited land for growth beyond 20 years

Extension of Linked Open Spaces/Paseo

Substantial Acquisition including residential purchases

Adequate Land for Athletics and Recreation on East Side of Highway

Investment required

Campus Zones and Adjacencies Lessens Impact of Highway 77

Parking ratios depend on the use of parking garages which require significant investment

Provides for High Profile Gateway to Campus at Intersection of University Boulevard and Highway 77 University Boulevard is a Feature Road through Campus

Option OptionB2B2 Option B1


Option B1 – Pros and Cons

Option B1 (≈228 acres)

Pros

Cons

Contiguous and Compact Undergraduate Campus Core on East Side of Highway 77 at Los Tomates

Existing Campus Buildings are Disconnected Islands from the Campus Core

Athletics and Recreation Area Adjacent to Lincoln Park

Highway 77 Divides Campus Core and Impedes Pedestrian Connectivity

High Profile Gateway to Campus at Intersection of University Boulevard and Highway 77

Limited Space for Athletics and Recreation Area

Expansion of Academics and Housing Stems from Existing Campus

Total Campus Area is ≈ 60Acres Smaller than Option A*

Extension of Linked Open Spaces/Paseo

Limited land for growth beyond 20 years

Adequate Land for Athletics and Recreation on East Side of Highway

Substantial acquisition including residential purchases

Campus Zones and Adjacencies Lessens Impact of Highway 77

Investment required ______ Parking rations depend on the use of parking garages which require significant investment

* Overall campus building gross square footage can be adjusted for with increased building height and density

Option B1


Option B2 – Pros and Cons

Option B2DOWNTOWN (≈ acres) BROWNSVILLE

Pros

Cons

Opportunity to create a visionary campus in Texas and within UTS

Existing campus buildings would become satellite campus

High visibility on Hwy 83; New campus located closer to other cities in the region like Harlingen

Potential political fallout from abandoning current facilities and leaving historic campus

Contiguous and Compact Undergraduate Campus Core with student housing and student life amenities at one location

Upfront capital investment in infrastructure, buildings, and land required in order to be operational

Ample land area for future campus expansion and growth No identity issue for UTB 2.0 (new campus is separate and apart from TSC and Ft. Brown)

DOWNTOWN BROWNSVILLE

Option B1

Location is away from volatile TexasMexico border


Option A – Projected Campus in 2033

Professional Schools Expansion


Option B1 – Projected Campus in 2033

Professional Schools Expansion

UT Brownsville Growth and Vision Plan  

UTB Growth and Vision Plan (completed by Broaddus)

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