The Houstonian reports of the university’s interest in owning the land where the Baptist Student Ministry is located:
A press release sent by the BSM in early January stated that Vice President of Finance and Operations Alvin Hooten notified them that they planned to build on their current property. The BSM was given two choices; they could either sell their building or the university would seek to take it through eminent domain.
On Jan. 9, the administration told BSM that the university had no desire to use eminent domain.
The school would like to use the land to expand on the Lowman Student Center, and plan on using the land that the Smith Kirkley building is currently on, next to the BSM building