Texas A&M to build downtown research campus, education center in Fort Worth
Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) officials and Fort Worth city and business leaders are partnering to build a new downtown research campus to foster innovation and business development.
Sharing a vision to create a collaborative between Fort Worth industries and research, education, and workforce training assets of the Texas A&M System, the partnership will benefit from a new Texas A&M System Research and Innovation Center built alongside a new Education Alliance Building.
The education building would host conferences and house professional, technical, and university courses offered by the Texas A&M School of Law, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and other alliance members.
The two buildings would form the nucleus of a new urban campus along with a new law school at 1515 Commerce St. The buildings would be constructed in phases beginning with the Research and Innovation Center.
TAMUS owns four blocks in the area, and the city of Fort Worth has nearby property that could become available.
A memorandum outlining the aspirations for the Texas A&M System’s Urban Campus in Fort Worth was signed last week by representatives of the A&M System, the city, Tarrant County, and Fort Worth Now, a privately funded group.