Texas State University, Round Rock, Texas


In 2005, Texas State University–San Marcos opened a new 100-acre campus in Round Rock with planned mixed-use neighborhoods and corporate sites on the surrounding 600 acres, including Seton Hospital. Designed by Gateway Planning Group between 2005 and 2007, with Scott Polikov as project lead and Milosav Cekic as lead urban designer, the new campus will expand to become a full four-year university with an anticipated student population of 35,000 students. The Texas State Round Rock campus will provide expanded partnering opportunities with Austin Community College and Temple Community College, as well as other potential institutional partners such as Seton, for the full array of associate, bachelors, graduate and research programs.


The campus master plan delineates not only the layout for the 100-acre campus but also the neighborhood plan for the surrounding 600 acres to ensure continuity of design and a sustainable “town-and-gown” relationship. To ensure the success of the campus and neighboring development, a consistent set of design and development standards was adopted with the Master Plan. Those standards apply not only to the campus but also to the adjacent privately owned parcels.


A master transportation network was developed by the Gateway Team for the area, including connections to the MKT Rail line on the east boundary for a future commuter rail stop. This work resulted in the County’s funding the key arterial linking the campus to Chandler Road and FM 1460, but designed with an urban cross-section so it functions as a classic university drive with eventual pedestrian connections east to the future rail stop.
Gateway Planning designed a town center and PUD next to the University and the new Seton Hospital to take advantage of the town-and-gown relationship, in the context of build-out value at approximately $1 billion projected by TXP, Inc.

 

TSU Master Plan
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 Texas State University, Round Rock, Texas

 

Texas State University, Round Rock, Texas
 
 

 


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7th Floor
Dallas, TX 75201

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