Future for pond in Greek is uncertain

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    TCU administrators are not concerned with the current state of the pond in Worth Hills.

    The pond, located behind several of the fraternity houses, is a retention pond for water run-off from the neighborhoods south of Worth Hills.

    “There are no current plans for the pond,” said Harold Leeman, the director of facility planning and construction.

    Leeman said administrators would like to fill in the pond, but no action has been taken yet.

    “The planning and the thought about what we would do with it has been done, but it is not specifically in the Greek budget,” Leeman said.

    The plan would extend two 84-inch culverts that currently drain into the pond and connect them into a larger culvert. The larger culvert would then run to the bridge on Bellaire Drive, he said.

    After connecting the culverts, Leeman said there would be potential for adding to Worth Hills.

    “We would… be able to fill in the pond and make more intramural fields, and possibly, a small controlled pond or fountain water feather to blend into the Greek homes,” Leeman said.

    There is potential for a new, 3-foot deep pond to be constructed, said Leeman. A smaller pond would make sense and could be easier to maintain.

    Chancellor Victor Boschini said the new Greek housing construction plans already put in place will have the potential to make the historic pond more of a focal point on campus.

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