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UTA In The News — Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

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Students move into College Park District

College Park District's housing community opens to students moving in this week in anticipation of the first day of classes on Thursday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The University of Texas at Arlington's mixed-use development covers 22 acres on the campus' east side. It includes new university student housing, restaurants, shops, lofts, garage parking and a state-of-the-art welcome center. Once finished, it cements a long goal to shed the commuter school image from UT Arlington and replace it with a hip college town vibe.

District spurs downtown rebirth

When University of Texas at Arlington President James Spaniolo and Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck begin their scheduled assignment today, helping some of the 5,300 students expected to live in university housing this fall tote their belongings during the annual move-in day, it will be different from what they have done in previous years, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial said. The educator and the mayor will work at Vandergriff Hall as part of the debut of the 20-acre College Park District, a multi-use university development that has the unique role of blending UT Arlington's growth with the rebirth of adjacent downtown Arlington. Public money often helps support economic development. That's what has happened here, and it's working well, the editorial said.