mlpd student work
Work by MLPD Students
The Community Development Concept described in this Executive Summary culminates working with a team of Graduate Students in the Land Development “Design & Feasibility”Studio, on a University-funded study of a TAMU-owned 12-acre site next to campus. The team followed the Sharkawy-Graaskamp Real Estate Development Process Model (1974) to systematically analyze urban dynamics and market trends, and creatively synthesize project design with venture structure and financial analysis.
The proposed concept seeks to:
- Create an environment which serves interests of both Texas A&M University and the B/CS Community.
- Provide Texas A&M with a minimum of 300,000 sq ft. of Academic Facilities for lease in 2008 at minimum rates.
- Enable the City of College Station to accelerate redevelopment of Northgate, and achieve its goal of building a City Convention Center.
- Achieve a Socially Responsible, Environmentally Sensible, Financially Feasible Public Private Partnerships.
- Limit contributions by Texas A&M in a Public Private Partnership to only the land, and contributions by College Station to only currently committed funds for the Convention Center.
- Utilize Campus Pointe studies in teaching and research to provide students a hands-on real-life experience as members of a community development team.
Expanding the physical facilities on the Scott & White Temple campus to serve the fast growth of the Scott & White organization has been guided in the past by a sequence of “master plans,” which coincided with major construction activities. Recognizing the need to update Scott & White’s master plan, an agreement was reached in 1992, between Scott & White and Texas A&M’s Graduate program in land development to generate a “Master Development Plan” for the 58.4 acre Scott & White campus. This study recommends developing a complete continuing care retirement community (CCRC), and an “options” health fitness and education center, and possibly a first class conference hotel and a specialty retail center on the Scott & White West Campus.
The Scott & White west side campus embodies a commitment to three concepts, merged into one cohesive landscape architecture. It’s conference hotel, with its terraced form anchors the development and provides a transition from the institutional scale of the main campus to the residential scale of the proposed retirement community. It’s stream and ponds separate the private domain of its residents from that of its hotel and conference visitors. And it’s specialty retail center provides a context for residents and visitors to interact and integrate with the wider community.
This work in a development feasibility study for the Howell Building located in the Downtown Historic District of Bryan, Texas. The project provided a “real-life”, “hands-on” experience for six graduate students in Texas A&M’ s Master of Science in Land Development Program, and was used in the Program’s 1999 summer capstone project.
This study considers the feasibility of creating a mixed-use facility consisting of office, retail and/ or restaurant, and possibly residential uses. The report includes a market analysis, study of urban linkages, design solutions and financial feasibility.
The Howell Building is located in an area of increasing activity as it evolves with the Historic Downtown Bryan District. The proposed redevelopment of this building will promise a unique environment providing a revitalized downtown, which is perceived by its people as an emblem of community.
In this study, project team make two proposed schemes of design to be tested the feasibility of the project.
1. Mixed-use of restaurant and office development
2. Mixed-use of restaurant, office and residential development