As planned over the last couple of years and included in the 2015 East Campus Master Plan, UT Austin will begin construction on a new graduate housing complex the week of August 7 by installing construction fences between Leona and Comal, just north and east of the UT softball stadium (red shaded area on map). The construction period will last two years and is scheduled to be finished by Fall 2019.
The housing along Leona St will be two stories in height, facing the neighborhood. As the buildings progress west, they go to four stories, then six stories closer to Comal St. There will be up to 750 graduate students in the complex along with two full time Complex-Coordinators living on site. There will be some retail venues along East 21st and Comal St. Residents of the complex who bring cars to Austin will be encouraged to park in the new UT Austin garage just west of the baseball stadium.
Questions related to construction and construction specific impacts can be directed to Michael Uyeda, email@example.com.