UT System says it won’t proceed with Houston campus

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Cars approach downtown Houston on southbound Interstate 45. Photo by Brandon Formby

Texas Border Business

By Mathew Watkins

The University of Texas System has decided to scrap its controversial plans to build an educational and research facility in the city of Houston.

The University of Texas System has decided to scrap its controversial plans to build an educational and research facility in Houston.

The System announced the decision Wednesday, saying opposition to the project was overshadowing the work being done to develop the 300 acres of land the system had bought.

“I accept full responsibility for the lack of progress on this initiative. I am grateful to the Regents, my System staff and the university presidents for their engagement over the last year,” Chancellor Bill McRaven said in a memo to Board of Regents Chairman Paul Foster.

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The decision was a thrill to the idea’s many opponents, including the University of Houston. Reached briefly in the Capitol on Wednesday, University of Houston System Board Chairman Tilman Fertitta said, “You can quote us. We are very happy about it.” For more click on link…

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/03/01/opponents-say-ut-system-houston-campus-wont-proceed/