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Environmental research sites going up in Travis and Hays Counties

AUSTIN – Steve Winn, founder of real estate software company RealPage, and the University of Texas at Austin are investing a combined $200 million in environmental research sites.

The money will go toward the development of research facilities near Hays and Travis County lines in the Texas Hill Country. The project will be part of a series of similar sites called the Texas Field Station Network.

Winn will invest $50 million, and UT will spend $150 million from donations, federal research grants, and university funds.

The facility will stand adjacent to Winn’s 1,400-acre luxury home development, Mirasol Springs. The Hill Country Field Station at Mirasol Springs will allow students and researchers to stay overnight and engage in extended field courses.

Construction is set to begin next spring and be completed by spring 2026.​


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