Media coverage of Oct. 26, 2015 Open Houses

Hotel, shops, offices may replace Austin’s general hospital

Central Health officials unveiled a proposal Monday that would transform the University Medical Center Brackenridge campus into a health-focused, mixed-use hub.

According to Community Impact, the vision includes plans for an open-air market, new office and residential towers, expanded medical facilities as well as a high-rise hotel and retail spaces spread across the 14.3 acre site just south of Red River and 15th streets.

Central Health reveals plans for Brackenridge
Proposal includes health-centered public market

Sandwiched between the Medical District and the Innovation Zone, Central Health plans to redevelop the University Medical Center Brackenridge campus into a hub of healthy activity.

Preliminary plans for the Brackenridge redevelopment include realigning Red River Street and creating an open-air public market.

Central Health held two open houses Oct. 26, showcasing plans for the Brackenridge campus.


Major project is proposed for Brackenridge campus
Hotel, housing, medical services, shops, eateries and bars envisioned.


A proposal to reshape the publicly owned University Medical Center Brackenridge campus includes space for a hotel, housing, medical services, businesses and an indoor-outdoor market that would sit right in the middle of the 14.3 acres.

“It’ll be a mixture of things,” Juan Garza, Central Health’s vice president of finance and development, said at a preview of a master plan for the prime downtown property. “You’ll probably also see restaurants, a gym, a dry cleaners, coffee shop and you’ll probably see some bars. It’ll be a place where people live, shop and learn.”