J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Utility Master Plan
The J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC) at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) houses approximately 100 buildings. Many of the campus’ original 29 buildings, most of which were built in the early 1940s, are still in use today. Most of the campus is contained on the original site. Additionally, part of the west tract between Loop 1 and US 183 has been leased to retailers such as Office Depot.
Despite all this, a significant amount of the campus remains undeveloped. While there are roads throughout the campus, many of them border empty plots of land. UT administrators have announced plans to eventually develop the PRC into a full-fledged campus, but they are only preliminary.
Sunland created a Master Plan estimate to establish the budget for a phased expansion to the underground utilities to service the planned growth through 2050 for the Pickle Research Campus. The project included new underground, stormwater collection, sanitary sewer collection, domestic water distribution, telecommunications duct banks, electrical duct banks, a new chilled water loop, natural gas distribution and roadway, sidewalks, and streetscape improvements.