City and university leaders, as well as students and faculty, gathered at the northeast corner of South Henderson and West Rosedale streets late Monday afternoon to announce that the vacant lot in the heart of the Medical District in the Near Southside will soon be home to the burgeoning TCU School of Medicine.
TCU will break ground on the four-story, approximately 100,000-square-foot building late spring or early summer, Chancellor Victor J. Boschini said, with plans to welcome students there in 2024.
The building, termed the “academic hub for 240 medical students,” will house classrooms, labs, and offices. Additional facilities are part of the master plan for the 5.3-acre lot, which backs up to Trimble Tech’s baseball field.
Officials declined to release cost estimates. Linbeck Group will be the general contractor, officials said. Architects are CO Architects and Hoefer Welker.
“This represents a unique expansion of our 300-acre main campus,” Boschini said. “I think this will impact our students, more than anything, and that’s what this is about. Right now we’re program rich and space poor. This building will match the quality of our program.”
The medical school was created in 2015, a collaborative project with University of North Texas Health Science Center. The first class of students, which began study in July 2019, will graduate in 2023. The school’s fourth class will begin in July.