Midway, the privately owned, fully integrated real estate investment and development firm, is pleased to announce construction on Aggie Park is underway. Serving as a project manager, Midway is contributing its time and resources to transform 20 acres in the heart of Texas A&M’s campus into enhanced outdoor spaces for study and relaxation, entertainment and recreation for students and visitors.
Funded and operated by Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students, Aggie Park marks Midway’s third endeavor with Texas A&M. In 2008, Midway was selected to completely renovate the Clayton Williams Junior Alumni Center at Texas A&M. Then nine years later, Midway developed Century Square, a 60-acre, mixed-use development that creates a premier district for the community to connect in an active, urban setting. It is the first of its kind in the Bryan-College Station area and breathes new life into a space with premier retail, local dining, and two boutique hotels tied together by an activated central gathering space.
“At Midway, we take on a variety of challenging projects and incorporate our passion for building remarkable places that enrich people’s lives into everything that we do,” said Brad Freels, Midway’s Chairman and CEO. “As an Aggie myself, this project holds a special place in my heart. We are working with world-class designers to ensure Aggie Park will stand the test of time.”
Envisioned as an outdoor Memorial Student Center (MSC)—the university’s student union building—the beautification project will include a new campus lake, an outdoor amphitheater, a performance pavilion, public Wi-Fi, hundreds of new trees, improved infrastructure, and improved accessibility and usability.
Spearheading the development of Aggie Park on behalf of The Association of Former Students, Midway has assembled a stellar project team including OJB Landscape Architecture, landscape architect; Environmental Design, tree relocators; Lake Flato, architect of record of the event facility; and Tellepsen Builders, general contractor.
Construction on Aggie Park began in August 2021, and the project’s 20-acres of greenspace is anticipated to open by Texas A&M’s fall 2022 semester.