Firm to Update Master Planning Process on Brackenridge Tract

AUSTIN – The firm selected by The University of Texas System Board of Regents to produce master plans for the Brackenridge Tract in West Austin will hold two public meetings on Wednesday, May 20 to update interested parties on the master planning process.

The master planning team led by Cooper, Robertson & Partners, LLP, will host two sessions, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Redbud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Boulevard. Morning and evening sessions will be identical.

The UT System Board of Regents in March 2008 selected Cooper Robertson to develop a minimum of two conceptual master plans for the potential redevelopment of the land. The firm is scheduled to present its plans to UT System regents at an open Board meeting in June.

As part of the master planning process, the Cooper Robertson team has conducted a series of public meetings to share information and to provide opportunities for interested groups and individuals to offer input with respect to development options and strategies for the tract.

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 345 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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