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Air Force Opens Dental School; Contractor Selected to Build Helotes Walmart

Air Force Opens Dental School; Contractor Selected to Build Helotes Walmart

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor The U.S. Air Force opened a $38 million dental school in San Antonio. The dental school and clinic consists of 56,000 square feet of space and has 69 treatment rooms, 5,400 square feet of lab space and 125 assigned personnel, according to the San Antonio…

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Maxim Invests $65M to Expand San Antonio Facility

Maxim Invests $65M to Expand San Antonio Facility

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor Maxim Integrated Products Inc., a Fortune 1000 semiconductor company headquartered in Silicon Valley, will invest approximately $65 million to expand its semiconductor fabrication facility in San Antonio. Purchased in 2003 from Philips Semiconductors Inc., the 380,000-square-foot facility will also undergo an equipment upgrade as part…

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Slate Creek Apartment Complex Ready for Residents

Slate Creek Apartment Complex Ready for Residents

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor Slate Creek at Westover Hills, a joint development by locally based firms Hurd Urban Development (HUD) Ltd. and Embrey Partners, has recently opened for residents. The 241-unit complex is located on 14.86 acres in the master-planned community Westover Hills. The Class A community includes amenities…

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Will City Council Grant $5M to Blue Star Phase II Project?

Will City Council Grant $5M to Blue Star Phase II Project?

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor The project that could redevelop the Big Tex site is closer to reality after years of financing problems. The San Antonio city council is currently weighing the possibility of offering an incentive package of more than $5 million to revitalize the project. The development on…

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Texas Biomedical Research Institute Breaks Ground on 70,000-SF Lab Complex

Texas Biomedical Research Institute Breaks Ground on 70,000-SF Lab Complex

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor The Texas Biomedical Research Institute has broken ground on a 70,000-square-foot complex that will house 15 research laboratories. The $26.5 million building will provide eight laboratories for the institute’s federally designated Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC), which conducts research on tuberculosis, heart disease, diabetes and…

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BC LYND Hospitality Buys 103-Year-Old Hotel

BC LYND Hospitality Buys 103-Year-Old Hotel

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor BC LYND Hospitality has bought an historic hotel in downtown San Antonio. The 103-year-old hotel, called the St. Anthony Hotel, will undergo about $24 million in renovations. BC LYND is a joint venture of LYND and BC Commercial Partners L.L.C. The property represents the first…

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San Antonio Welcomes Newly Completed $28M Dispatch Center

San Antonio Welcomes Newly Completed $28M Dispatch Center

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor In 2010, the San Antonio Express-News announced that the city of San Antonio and Brooks Development Authority (BDA) had broken ground on the city’s new fire and police emergency dispatch center at Brooks City-Base. A year and a half later, the San Antonio Business Journal has…

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Bluegreen Communities Sells for $29M

Bluegreen Communities Sells for $29M

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor SouthStar Communities acquired Bluegreen Communities for $29 million. According to the San Antonio Business Journal, the buyer took ownership of some residential communities as part of the deal , as follows: Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard and Havenwood at Hunters Crossing, both in the city of…

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H-E-B Opens its Largest SA Store

H-E-B Opens its Largest SA Store

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor H-E-B’s new largest store is located in the San Antonio area’s busiest market for new-home building, at Bandera Road and Loop 1604. It measures 182,000 square feet and is the company’s 10th H-E-B Plus. The Plus store is adjacent to an older H-E-B store, which…

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Christus to Transform Downtown Campus into Children’s Hospital

Christus to Transform Downtown Campus into Children’s Hospital

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor After receiving approval from Christus Health, Christus Santa Rosa Health System will invest $135 million to transform its downtown campus into a freestanding hospital. The current facility, an acute-care center serving adults and children, is to be transformed into a hospital dedicated entirely to children’s…

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SBS Construction Begins Work on a 78,000-SF Facility; SA Library Earns LEED Gold Certification

SBS Construction Begins Work on a 78,000-SF Facility; SA Library Earns LEED Gold Certification

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor Self-storage developer SBS Construction has begun construction on Taft Self Storage, a facility that will be located at 11707 Culebra Road on the city’s far West Side. According to the San Antonio Business Journal, the facility will total about 78,000 square feet and will include…

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Bandera Ventures to Build 300,000-SF Warehouse in Seguin

Bandera Ventures to Build 300,000-SF Warehouse in Seguin

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor Two Caterpillar suppliers will lease about 300,000 square feet of space in Bandera Ventures’ planned warehouse building in Seguin, just east of San Antonio. The new tenants are Gray Interplant Systems and FCA Packaging, which have already signed on as tenants. Gray Interplant Systems will…

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