ACC Announces Contract for Land in San Marcos

The Austin Community College District announces it has entered into a contract for 72 acres in San Marcos – including 21 acres to be purchased by the college and 51 acres that will be donated to ACC. The contract is contingent upon annexation of San Marcos CISD into the ACC District.

San Marcos CISD residents are currently weighing whether to join the taxing district; they will vote on the annexation proposal this November. If they approve annexation, the property taxes residents pay will support the construction and operation of a local campus.

The property is located in the Cottonwood Creek development on SH 123, south of downtown San Marcos. The cost is $2.28 million; the seller is Cottonwood Creek, JDR, LTD.

“ACC’s Master Plan calls for building a comprehensive campus in San Marcos, and acquiring the land now is a smart strategy,” says Dr. Stephen B. Kinslow, ACC president/CEO. “It allows us to proactively plan for growth in order to continue meeting the wide-ranging educational needs of our 8-county, 7,000-square mile service area.”

In addition to San Marcos, ACC’s recent land-banking efforts include acquisitions in Bastrop, Elgin, Kyle, Leander, and north central Austin, totaling $35.4 million.

ACC’s Master Plan also includes the construction of campuses in Hays CISD, Bastrop ISD, and Elgin ISD. Like voters in San Marcos CISD, residents of Hays CISD, Bastrop ISD, Elgin ISD, and McDade ISD are currently considering joining the ACC District. Only registered voters within each area will be eligible to cast a ballot in their community’s election this fall.

The Master Plan includes the future construction of a campus in Leander as well; Leander ISD is already part of the ACC taxing district. Other areas in the taxing district include the city of Austin and the Austin, Manor, Del Valle, and Round Rock independent school districts.

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