December 4, 2023
AUSTIN – The city has approved a plan to create a new research and sciences mixed-use subdistrict. The goal is to pave the way for the University of Texas’ J.J. Pickle Research Campus.
The resolution directs the city manager’s offices to process the code amendments needed to establish the district, which will speed up the process.
The J.J. Pickle Research Campus, split between two properties, is home to the Applied Research Laboratories, the Texas Advanced Computing Center, the Bureau of Economic Geology, and the Nuclear Engineering Teaching Lab.
This new plan marks the continued transformation of the busy North Austin submarket. The proposed science-focused district follows several changes in the district, including policies to encourage denser development in the area by increasing the maximum building height.