July 12, 2024

UTSA expanding in downtown San Antonio

A total of 4.6 acres of vacant land between South Santa Rosa, Dolorosa, South Flores and West Nueva as well as parking lots will be sold to the University of Texas at San Antonio campus for $7.3 million.

The San Antonio City Council unanimously approved the sale on Thursday for the school to build their new National Security Collaboration Center and the School of Data Science.

The City of San Antonio will be transferring land to the University of Texas at San Antonio after the City Council voted unanimously to sell for $7.3 million.

The 2.5 acres of vacant land that sits at the intersection of South Santa Rosa and Dolorosa as well as the one acre lot that sits at Dolorosa near South Flores Street will be the home to UTSA’s new National Security Collaboration Center and the School of Data Science.

UTSA’s President Taylor Eighmy spoke before the San Antonio City Council “Today’s vote by City Council is a terrific illustration of the power of collaboration. The land transfers will accelerate UTSA’s ability to serve as a driver of economic development and social mobility in our city, and together we are shining an even brighter spotlight on San Antonio for national cybersecurity leadership.”

The school has already secured funding for the project from the state’s Permanent University Fund in the amount of $70 million not including the $15 million gifted by Graham Weston.

UTSA also has plans in the works for a College of Business at the downtown campus.

Also in the works is UTSA’s plan to build Cattleman’s Square Residential Tower, a 600,000 gross square foot tower nestled next to the UTSA campus with two-floors dedicated to street-level retail, restaurants and services. The 10 to 15 story building will house students and have space to facilitate experiential learning.