Baylor buys Hotel Waco

By Daniel C. Houston
Staff Writer

Baylor has purchased the Hotel Waco property with the ultimate intention of expanding campus across the Brazos River, a Baylor spokesperson confirmed Monday.

The hotel, which is located near I-35 at 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, will be razed after all salvageable contents are removed, said Lori Fogleman, director of media relations.

“We have no immediate plans for the property but we are always looking for opportunities to allow the university to plan for future growth and expansion,” Fogleman said.

Baylor will assume ownership of the property Friday.

Fogleman said the university has been interested in the property for several years but did not comment on what type of facilities the university would likely construct there.

“It is an excellent piece of land that runs adjacent to the river and we will use it as best we can at some future time,” Fogleman said.