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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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Victory Medical Center Breaks Ground in Northwest San Antonio

Victory Medical Center Breaks Ground in Northwest San Antonio

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor Victory Healthcare recently broke ground on a new medical center in Northwest San Antonio. The first phase includes an 84,000-square-foot acute-care hospital. Plans call for a second phase, which includes a structure similar in size to the first building, housing medical office space, according to…

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Auto Showroom, Brewery Project Planned for Southern Texas

Auto Showroom, Brewery Project Planned for Southern Texas

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor HOLT CAT and Alamo Beer Co. both announced projects last week in Southern Texas. HOLT CAT broke ground on a 24,000-square-foot store in the Los Lomas Industrial Park in Laredo, according to the San Antonio Business Journal. The new facility will be certified LEED Gold…

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CPS Energy Buys 800 MW Power Plant in Seguin

CPS Energy Buys 800 MW Power Plant in Seguin

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor San Antonio-owned CPS Energy agreed to buy the Rio Nogales natural gas plant in Seguin, an 800-megawatt combined-cycle plant that has been in operation for the past 10 years. A CPS news release reports that purchasing the plant will save the company a minimum of $1…

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Seldin Buys 540 Apartments in Two Complexes

Seldin Buys 540 Apartments in Two Complexes

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor The last day of February marked the purchase of two San Antonio apartment complexes — the Songbird and Villas of Oak Creste. The buyers — Seldin Co. and investment partners in Chicago – were attracted by the Class B properties due to the proximity of the two…

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