Research Valley One Health Plus Biocorridor Master Plan
Through a collaborative initiative among the Texas A&M University System, the City of College Station, the City of Bryan, and Brazos County, the Research Valley Partnership, Inc., retained Broaddus Planning to complete a conceptual master plan for a new 3,500-acre biopharmaceutical corridor. Kimley-Horn is providing transportation planning and infrastructure engineering. The goal of the Research Valley Biocorridor is to establish a leading-edge biomedical zone leveraging the extraordinary resources of the Texas A&M University System, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and various System agencies. Early concepts for this project borrow from many of the principals that drove development initiatives in the Research Triangle Park area in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
In conjunction with the RVP master plan, Broaddus & Associates is also the program manager of the new 200-acre Texas A&M Health Science Center Campus, which anchors the northwest end of the site. The site also houses the College of Veterinary Medicine campus and the Ag Life campus. Other key anchors include the Institute for Innovation Therapeutics, the Institute for Genomic Medicine, and the new National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing.
The focus of the conceptual master plan is the strategic use of land within the Biocorridor to maximize economic impact. The Biocorridor plan encompasses a range of mixed-uses – office, housing, hotel, retail, etc. Envisioned as a true destination campus environment, the Biocorridor plan is anchored in the concept of “creating place”.