Big University Expansion Planned in Downtown San Antonio

Aided by state, local, and private support, the University of Texas at San Antonio is planning a major expansion of its footprint in downtown San Antonio.
September 19, 2018, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The University of Texas at San Antonio is planning a major downtown expansion on city and county land fueled by millions of dollars in state funding," reports Krista Toralva.

Local officials announced a land transfer of more than five acres of city and county owned land to the university this week.

"The parcels belonging to the city will become the locations of the university’s $33 million National Security Collaboration Center and $57 million School of Data Science," according to Toralva. "The county land, valued at about $5.7 million, would be the site of a new College of Business the university wants to build…"

The article includes more details on the state money and major gifts that will fund the expansion. The expansion is expected to occur in two phases, if all fundraising goals are met. The first phase is expected to be complete by 2023, and the second by 2028.

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Published on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in San Antonio Express News
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