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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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$54M allotted for construction at UH Sugar Land


UH Sugar Land will begin production on a 150,000 sq. ft. facility— which is expected to be completed by 2019— from HB100’s allocated $54 million passed by Governor Greg Abbot in June.

“This was a big win for UH and UH Sugar Land,” said Jason Smith, UH System vice chancellor for governmental and community relations, in a news release.

Smith said that while they don’t have any plans to build the facility in the near future, it is an important addition to existing UH System facilities.

The new facility will primarily accommodate the UH School of Technology programs.

“This was an important step in developing a master plan for UH Sugar Land moving forward,” Smith said.

This is UH System’s second initiative for expanding the institution, with building facilities under construction in Katy allocating $46.8 million.

The upcoming building will stand between the frontage road of Interstate 59 and the entrance to the 250-acre campus to its north along University Boulevard.

CORRECTION: The headline previously said ‘$54M construction underway for UH Sugar Land.’ This has been changed, as construction has not begun.

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