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Brack planning team unveils traffic and grad housing plans
Thursday, May 21, 2009 by Jacob Cottingham
On Wednesday the Cooper Robertson & Partners master planning team presented the latest update on their plans for the
The update included plans for handling traffic flow at the intersection of MoPac and
The proposal calls for two additional ramps to alleviate congestion when drivers heading out of downtown attempt to turn south on MoPac from
“Today you have to go all the way down and come back around near El Arroyo. A lot of people don’t want to do that because of the signals and traffic, so they end up cutting through the neighborhood,” Mike Weaver of Prime Strategies told In Fact Daily. The southbound turning lane will extend the current underpass below MoPac onto what is now a ramp to Cesar Chavez before vehicles approach the red light.
The plan also will envision building an 825-unit complex to replace the three current graduate housing facilities. The Gateway apartments currently have 200 units, the Brackenridge has 315 units, and the
The plan does not yet include a way to pay for the changes. Milana did elaborate a bit on how “sound planning principles” could contribute to an economically feasible plan that would support the educational mission of the university. He highlighted the Pearl District in
The Board of Regents will host an open meeting June 18 when CRP presents the final two conceptual plans.
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