School of Social Work Site

School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Arlington

Project Details

Project: Old Social Work, ULI and Market Study

Status: ULI Complete, Market Study under way
Anticipated Budget: TBD
Location: Cooper St. and UTA Blvd.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2024

UTA is actively exploring options for the six-acre site, formerly occupied by the School of Social Work, at the corner of Cooper St. and UTA Blvd. This presents an exciting opportunity for the University to tailor the development to suit both UTA's needs and the community. A market/feasibility study is under way for a hotel/conference center. Additionally, the Urban Land Institute of DFW initiated a Technical Assistance Panel to determine the land's best use, aligning with efforts to define the north entry to campus. The panel’s final reports aligned with UTA's consideration of launching a Hospitality and Sports Event Management Program to complement a potential Hotel/Conference Center. Key stakeholders, including the City of Arlington, Downtown Arlington Management Corporation, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Arlington Convention and Visitor Bureau, downtown stakeholders, and residential neighbors, are playing pivotal roles in redefining the space. The overarching vision is to seamlessly integrate the UTA campus experience with downtown Arlington, fostering community connections and contributing to broader growth and vitality.