Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Campus Expansion Master Plan

The City of Corpus Christi donated over 150 acres to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, which included existing Little League fields to be relocated, wetlands area, and a large parcel of underdeveloped property. Of the 156 acres donated, approximately 92 acres are buildable due to flood plain restrictions. This land gift has allowed the University to expand its athletics, graduate housing, and research and support space, as space on Ward Island (the location of the main campus) is limited.

 

Broaddus Planning was hired by the University to assist in the development of its campus expansion priorities. The new campus plan includes athletic and recreation facilities (including tennis, track & field, baseball, softball, and soccer stadiums, along with practice facilities, press-boxes, and seating), parking facilities, research facilities, a convocation center, boat storage and ROTC training grounds.

 

Additionally, the University plans to locate some graduate and married student housing on the expanded campus, which will provide affordable housing to students not currently accommodated on the main campus.

 

In the future, the University may locate a convocation center for graduation ceremonies or conferences on the campus, and community-focused business development, hotel management, or other research offices may also be accommodated on the site.