Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Proposed Changes to Brack Tract

For an update on what is going on with the Brackenridge tract, go to :

For those involved with the Brack. tract, please take the survey mentioned below!

Dear Residents,

The University of Texas System Board of Regents is considering changes to graduate housing that may affect current residents. Last year, the Regents hired the New York-based planning firm, Cooper, Robertson and Partners, to produce conceptual plans for redeveloping the Brackenridge Tract. In June, Cooper, Robertson presented its two design proposals.
Both plans call for razing all three University Apartments complexes and redeveloping the Gateway tract to provide housing for 825 units. Currently, Gateway and Colorado each have 200 units and Brackenridge has 315, for a total of 715.

If the Board of Regents authorizes any version of these plans, graduate and family housing will change dramatically. How will this affect you? What are your concerns? The University Apartments Tenant Advisory Board (TAB) and the Graduate Students Assembly (GSA) want to hear from you. Let us hear from you on this critically important topic so that we can be effective advocates for your concerns. We will present the results from this survey to University decision makers. Here is your opportunity to insure that your voice is heard!
This survey will take about five minutes for you to complete. All responses are confidential. If you have questions, please contact GSA's Student Affairs Director, Carla Vassilos at Thank you in advance for your time and participation in this important study.

To begin the survey, go to:

Paul Gavaza Vice-President for External Affairs Graduate Student Assembly

Debby Kalk Chairperson Tenant Advisory Board

Please direct any questions to University Apartments or call (512)232-5299 .

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