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Sally Palmer
Office 361-749-6841
Cell 361-728-1025

The University of Texas
Marine Science Institute
750 Channel View Drive
Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone: 361-749-6711

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Giving campus housing

Housing in a small tourist community on a barrier island has always been a challenge. UTMSI has struggled for years to accommodate the housing needs of our students and visiting scholar who carry on our education and research mission. This project will develop adequate student housing on existing University land at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute campus in Port Aransas, Texas.

Current student housing at the UTMSI campus in Port Aransas is very limited, aged (40+ years), and insufficient to accommodate student and visiting scholar housing needs. This significantly limits our student acceptance and collaboration opportunities. Long-term rental housing in Port Aransas is scarce and is priced well beyond student means. It is particularly difficult to find housing for graduate students and post doctoral fellows that have families. This project would develop four single person cottages, five two-person cottages, and five duplex cottages and related infrastructure on the UTMSI campus to accommodate our student and visiting scholar needs.

Cost estimate for this project is $3.7 million. This project can also be phased by unit.