New York Sub Hub is a restaurant located on Avenue C near the University of North Texas campus and one of four properties university officials are trying to buy.

Denton is a government town, with two large public universities and a workforce with deep ties to city and county government work.

It’s also a city grappling with growth problems, forcing entities to expand fast to meet demands. To expand, governmental agencies need land.


Rawlins Hall is the newest dorm on the University of North Texas campus, opened in 2015. The residence hall, on Eagle Drive near the UNT Coliseum, is the only property the university has acquired by way of eminent domain within the past 10 years.

UNT’s most expensive land buys

These are the Denton properties that UNT has purchased for more than a million dollars, within the past 10 years.

Property address Purchase price Purchase date Eminent domain status
1100 Dallas Drive $11.8 million Oct. 11, 2011 none
1500 N. Interstate 35E $6.25 million June 25, 2015 none
1001 North Texas Blvd. $2.8 million March 19, 2019 authorized but not used
490 S. Interstate 35E $2.55 million Jan. 28, 2010 none
2600 N. Interstate 35E $2.29 million Dec. 21, 2009 none
1811 Maple St. $1.125 million March 24, 2014 eminent domain

TWU’s land purchases

The following are properties that Texas Woman’s University has purchased in Denton in the past 10 years.

Property address Purchase price Purchase date
709 Texas St. $47,600 May 19, 2009
717 Texas St. $43,610 Sept. 17, 2010
621 Grove St. $112,451 Oct. 4, 2016
626 Schmitz Ave. $154,540 Jan. 26, 2018

JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @jennafduncan.

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