Blinn College makes money from land sale to Bryan ISD – WTAW

Photo taken on February 19, 2015 of the Blinn College property at Leonard Road and Harvey Mitchell Parkway in West Bryan.

Blinn College Trustees and Bryan ISD School Board Members agree to the sale of 95 acres of college-owned land where BISD’s new Transportation and Maintenance Complex will be built.

The sale price of $ 4.65 million is a profit for Blinn, who bought the land six years ago for $ 3.8 million.

A spokesperson for the university said the price was determined after negotiation with BISD in accordance with Blinn’s policy.

Click HERE to read and download the Blinn College Real Estate Policy.

Blinn Trustees bought the land at Leonard Road and Harvey Mitchell Parkway to build a campus west of Bryan. After starting to clear the land, the project was halted when the administrators decided to accept the offer from the Texas A&M system to build on the RELLIS campus.

There was no comment on the purchase from members of the BISD board at Monday’s meeting or at Blinn’s board meeting on Tuesday.

Both governing bodies unanimously approved the transaction.

The only comments came from outgoing BISD Superintendent Christie Whitbeck. She said before joining the school board in an executive session that “the new maintenance and transportation center (is) just in the right place and getting that land for the future is exciting and I’m so glad I was able to. contribute to this “.

Click below for comments from Christie Whitbeck during the Bryan ISD School Board meeting on September 20, 2021.

In a press release from Blinn College, Chancellor Mary Hensley said: “The sale of this property offers a win-win situation for Blinn College and Bryan ISD and is just one more example of the strong partnership between Blinn and Bryan ISD for the benefit of Brazos County. students “.

Whitbeck made the following statement in the Blinn statement: “Bryan ISD appreciates the strong relationship we have with Blinn College and all the hard work that has made this sale possible. This is a win for the entire community as Bryan ISD plans to build a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing new transportation and maintenance facility on this property, bringing jobs and opportunities to this growing area of ​​Bryan while leaving behind land for the future needs of the school district. “

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