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Brackenridge Tract Information Session Scheduled for August 12

AUSTIN – The master planning firm selected by The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold an information session on Tuesday, Aug. 12 to share preliminary information and analyses concerning the Brackenridge Tract.

The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. and take place at the Lower Colorado River Authority’s Hancock Building, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd.

The master planning firm held a listening session on June 25 at which the public was invited to offer feedback and voice opinions about the tract.

The public has been invited to participate in a second online survey concerning the Brackenridge Tract. A link to the survey, along with other information, is available on the dedicated Web site for the master planning process at www.utbracktract.com.

The UT System Board of Regents in March selected New York-based Cooper, Robertson & Partners, LLP, to develop a minimum of two conceptual master plans for the redevelopment of the land. As part of the master planning process, the Cooper Robertson team is conducting a series of public meetings to share information and to provide opportunities for interested groups and individuals to give input with respect to development options and strategies for the tract.

The next meeting with the master planning team will be a weeklong workshop scheduled for November 3 - 7.

The land along Lady Bird Lake was donated in 1910 by George W. Brackenridge, who was then a UT System regent from San Antonio, for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin. Since that time, some acreage was conveyed for streets and similar public purposes and for residential development. Today, the tract consists of approximately 346 acres of undeveloped and developed land that includes a municipal golf course, UT Austin student housing, a biological field laboratory for the campus, a youth sports complex and various commercial buildings and enterprises on property leased from the board.

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