Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Mister X

216 Acres near NRG Stadium (formerly UT Research Campus Proposal)

Recommended Posts

Took a photo of the old for sale sign before it's swamped out for JLL's.

 

Believe these signs are super old. They have been around even before UT bought the land.

 

C8LTOGc.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RFI for the 80 acres.

https://www.utsystem.edu/offices/real-estate/rfpsrfqsrfis/requests-information-rfis

Quote

 

RFI No.: 720-1930 Request for Information - Ground Lease and/or Joint Development of approximately 80 Acres of Land west of Buffalo Speedway and bisected by Willowbend Boulevard, Houston, Texas.

 

Response Due Date: Friday, September 27, 2019

Response Due Time: 5:00PM Central Daylight Saving Time

 

 

noVatrg.png

 

6KtouSN.png

 

WiidTlc.png

 

vsKHSsP.png

 

Jds0geI.png

 

ob3u5iP.png

 

qi3NQli.png

 

JCV8sir.png

  • Like 4
  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

Not one major city in the U.S. has multiple 4 year major state university system campuses from different systems.

 

This exists within our state. In 2009, a new Texas A&M University-San Antonio was founded with eventual plans to reach an enrollement of 25,000+, and San Antonio is also served by the 35,000 student enrollment University of Texas at San Antonio.

Edited by JJxvi
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, JJxvi said:

 

This exists within our state. In 2009, a new Texas A&M University-San Antonio was founded with eventual plans to reach an enrollement of 25,000+, and San Antonio is also served by the 35,000 student enrollment University of Texas at San Antonio.

If anything Austin is under-served.... Let's a build a University of Houston- Austin campus, a Texas A&M- Austin campus, and a Texas Tech- Austin campus...all within miles from the UT- Austin campus. 

Edited by shasta
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, jmosele said:

Shasta clearly has a bone to pick with UT. They must still feel the sting of receiving that rejection letter years ago 😢

 

Nope..UT didn't make my final cut, despite pressure from UT family members and YES..I had the grades to get in.

You'd be surprised how many have turned down a scholarship/acceptance at UT-Austin to attend the University of Houston...there are more than you think.

 

For me, UH's accredited Architecture program within a top 5 US city,  with their picky sub 10% acceptance rate, turned out to be the best choice! 

 

UT understands that Houston is the most prolific educational market in the state and that the University of Houston is sitting in the cat birds seat, long term. 

They have advantages the other Texas cities just don't have. 

Give it a little time and Houston will have the BEST private school (Rice) and the BEST public school (UH) in the State of Texas........ just give it time. 

 

And for those paying attention, 46,000 students this fall  is a new enrollment record and they are building enough dorms to someday claim the title of the most dorms on campus in any school in Texas. Imagine a campus with 60,000 students, with 20,000+ living on campus and served by a redeveloped Third Ward creating a College Campus environment inside the  soon to be 3rd most populous city in the United States.  

Quite the shift!

Edited by shasta
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, shasta said:

 

Nope..UT didn't make my final cut, despite pressure from UT family members and YES..I had the grades to get in.

You'd be surprised how many have turned down a scholarship/acceptance at UT-Austin to attend the University of Houston...there are more than you think.

 

For me, UH's accredited Architecture program within a top 5 US city,  with their picky sub 10% acceptance rate, turned out to be the best choice! 

 

UT understands that Houston is the most prolific educational market in the state and that the University of Houston is sitting in the cat birds seat, long term. 

They have advantages the other Texas cities just don't have. 

Give it a little time and Houston will have the BEST private school (Rice) and the BEST public school (UH) in the State of Texas........ just give it time. 

 

And for those paying attention, 46,000 students this fall  is a new enrollment record and they are building enough dorms to someday claim the title of the most dorms on campus in any school in Texas. Imagine a campus with 60,000 students, with 20,000+ living on campus and served by a redeveloped Third Ward creating a College Campus environment inside the  soon to be 3rd most populous city in the United States.  

Quite the shift!

I got accepted into UT but went to UH instead too.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/27/2019 at 12:55 PM, gclass said:

the-eyes-of-texas-are-upon-you.png

^^^ just a STARK reminder...

 

il_794xN.1586531902_bhna.jpg

 

                                                                                      ^^^ just a STARK reminder...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, gclass said:

a7f0fd3bb4928792b0a3e76487976c01--school

^^^ hey look, @shasta comes in BURNT ORANGE and even incorporates a bit of VITAMIN C... who knew?  seems a whole new twist to DRINK'IN THE KOOL-AID...

 

I seriously doubt that the city of Austin is making decisions that are best for University of Houston expansion into Austin, why do you guys act surprised when Houston is doing the same to protect the interests of its flagship public university?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/26/2019 at 1:00 PM, shasta said:

 

Nope..UT didn't make my final cut, despite pressure from UT family members and YES..I had the grades to get in.

You'd be surprised how many have turned down a scholarship/acceptance at UT-Austin to attend the University of Houston...there are more than you think.

 

For me, UH's accredited Architecture program within a top 5 US city,  with their picky sub 10% acceptance rate, turned out to be the best choice! 

 

UT understands that Houston is the most prolific educational market in the state and that the University of Houston is sitting in the cat birds seat, long term. 

They have advantages the other Texas cities just don't have. 

Give it a little time and Houston will have the BEST private school (Rice) and the BEST public school (UH) in the State of Texas........ just give it time. 

 

And for those paying attention, 46,000 students this fall  is a new enrollment record and they are building enough dorms to someday claim the title of the most dorms on campus in any school in Texas. Imagine a campus with 60,000 students, with 20,000+ living on campus and served by a redeveloped Third Ward creating a College Campus environment inside the  soon to be 3rd most populous city in the United States.  

Quite the shift!

 

lol, right?

 

I wonder who decides to go to the UT hospitality program over UH?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, htownproud said:

Nothing like opening a thread to see a pissing match between local schools (again).


You know its bad when a mod jumps into it too.

 

17 hours ago, Triton said:

I got accepted into UT but went to UH instead too.

 

 

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, htownproud said:

Nothing like opening a thread to see a pissing match between local schools (again).

 

School rivalries are a sacred time-honored Texas tradition....

 

59443e208936657bc43bd2884b3fc198.jpg

  • Like 1
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Triton said:

I got accepted into UT but went to UH instead too.

 

I was accepted into UT also, but decided to go to Baylor instead.  Baylor offered more money and prettier coeds.  My kids have (so far) all decided to go to UH.  They thought about UT, but decided life and food were far better in Houston.  Plus the aforementioned architecture school.

Edited by august948
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, gclass said:

texas_longhorns_basketball.png

giphy.gif

^^^ @august948 oh come now, go ahead and admit it... the REAL REASON that you hate us is because WE HAVE THAT SWAG!  we make it rain baby...

 

Please....I went to a school whose colors are green and gold...

 

MONEY-G-BAB-2.jpg

 

 

  • Like 2
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since we are talking about architecture schools I did a quick google search. Let me guess, everyone got into Rice as well? 

 

https://www.archdaily.com/901435/the-best-architecture-schools-in-the-us-2019

 

image.png.52fadeab8b623f73c97e0d36d92ed788.png

 

https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/13611-top-architecture-schools-of-2019

 

image.thumb.png.e7ced3952229eed3c642f809aedc09c2.png

 

 

Edited by urbanize713
  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, AREJAY said:


You know its bad when a mod jumps into it too.

 

No, I have nothing bad to say about UT... Just found it interesting that there was another HAIFer that made the same choice. Not tossing my hat either way.

 

Look, I actually hoped UT would have built their research campus here in Houston because I think it would have helped create new industry right here in Houston in the long term, but I see UH freaked out because they likely felt more and more money would flow to UT in Houston rather than UH. 

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went out of state for undergrad but chose UH over UT, Boston U, and NYU for grad school. Was rejected by Chicago and wait-listed by Columbia. I mostly chose UH because I missed home after 4 years in Upstate NY and a friend that was in the program at UT (she was rejected by UH) warned me that her field placement was in Dallas because Austin was limited compared to Houston with opportunities. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When this first broke I told you it would never happen. A few said I was delusional, that UT was boss and what it wants, it gets. Well, how did that work out? And even now, you continue to miss the point. There was NO objection to UT having a "research facility" but when renderings were leaked disclosing athletic facilities and diverse campus facilities, the true motive for the site was obvious. What was objected to was UT intending degree programs already offered by another public university. That constituted a waste of taxpayer funds and the motive therefor could only be to dilute the strength of the other public university. So if you are going to complain, be relevant. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, august948 said:

Baylor offered more money and prettier coeds.  

 

Pro: prettier coeds

 

Con: they're Baptists

 

Sorry, couldn't resist.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

QF6i4eR.png

 

Here are the vacant metal industrial buildings on southern parcel the that were spoken about. Also the cell tower and old water tower.

 

DDFr4zj.jpg

 

CpMP52H.jpg

 

fmQ4Iwj.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/28/2019 at 2:43 PM, mkultra25 said:

 

Pro: prettier coeds

 

Con: they're Baptists

 

Sorry, couldn't resist.

 

You clearly don't know enough Baptist girls.  ;)

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Fortune said:

So is UT not selling the land? 

 

It's confusing. Bunch of tracts and parcels involved.

 

UT owns 305 acres.  Believe 216 acres of that is for sale. UT will develop the remaining 80 acres.. Is my take of things.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/28/2019 at 2:43 PM, mkultra25 said:

 

Pro: prettier coeds

 

Con: they're Baptists

 

Sorry, couldn't resist.

 

pro: one of your classes gets to be 'spirituality' where the only requirement is to show up.

 

con: you will fail if you don't show up.

 

I didn't do that, but imagine explaining that one to your parents.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/29/2019 at 6:12 PM, august948 said:

 

You clearly don't know enough Baptist girls.  ;)

 

Oh, I've known plenty. But generally not in the Biblical sense. :)

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...