The University of Texas announced a major Houston expansion last month that will locate their facility within District K. UT approved the acquisition of more than 300 acres within an area known as Buffalo Pointe, south of the I-610 Loop and about 3.5 miles from the Texas Medical Center. Buffalo Speedway runs through the proposed site, which is immediately north of Holmes Rd., east of South Main St. and west of Kirby Dr.

Although specific plans for the land have not yet been decided, the UT team will convene a task force of civic leaders, legislators, academic and health presidents, faculty, students and regents, along with other constituents, to begin the planning process for the property.

“This overall development will be a game changer for this large vacant land. I believe the UT facility will further enhance the quality of development for this area of the council district and foster economic development for the entire city,” states Council Member Green.