Brooks City-Base Lofts Break Ground in Latest Addition to South Side Growth

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor The South Side of San Antonio saw the groundbreaking of a $27 million housing project at Brooks City-Base last week. The former military installation, now public land, scores another milestone in its economic development with the creation [...]

The South Side of San Antonio saw the groundbreaking of a $27 million housing project at Brooks City-Base last week.

The former military installation, now public land, scores another milestone in its economic development with the creation of The Landings, a 300-loft residential project. The Landings, which targets business and health professionals working in the area, will be the first high-end facility built on the South Side of the city. The developer is NRP Group.

This is the developer’s second residential project at Brooks. It currently manages the Heritage Oaks, a project containing 163 renovated homes and duplexes for rent.

The city’s South Side is growing rapidly, with new housing, a new hospital and the newest road project in the city, Don Jakeway, president of Brooks Development Authority, told the San Antonio Express-News. The $47 million, four-lane boulevard runs through the Brooks Air Force Base.

The new hospital, located down the road from the future Landing residential project, opened last month. Valued at $100 million, it includes 110 beds.

Also under construction is the CityBase West shopping center, being built on a 47-acre site. The developer is Mark Granados, who received $4 million in incentives from the Bexar County Commission to build the retail site.

Some of the most important investments in the South Side redevelopment over the past 10 years are projects for Toyota and Texas A&M-San Antonio, as well as the creation of Port San Antonio and Brooks City-Base.