MASTER PLANNING / RESEARCH
The Research Valley Bio-Corridor Concept Master Plan
The Research Valley Bio-Corridor Concept Master Plan project is the first step in establishing a 3,500-acre international destination for research, development, commercialization, and production of innovative technologies to improve global health in Bryan-College Station, TX. The project team managed a complex cadre of leaders from the Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Blinn College, the City of Bryan, the City of College Station, and Brazos County, to produce a vision for the development of this immense research park.
The resulting Concept Land-Use Plan creates a vibrant environment for research and collaboration unequalled in other research park developments. It features a hierarchical network of primary, secondary, and tertiary streets connecting several distinct mixed-use districts, including a town center, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Texas A&M AgriLife.
The street pattern generates a flexible and pedestrian-friendly block-structure that suits a variety of development types while maintaining a community-oriented, interconnected, and attractive urban environment. The density of the plan ensures sustainable and efficient land use that helps minimize infrastructure costs, while preservation of critical creek bottoms and green belts, new trail networks and formal and informal open spaces respond ecologically to the Research Valley’s existing natural environment.