“Southside First is a nonprofit whose mission is to be the voice of prosperity, community bridging, and responsible development.”
The event marked the founding of Brooks as a military base in 1917 – a centennial – and its rebirth as a mixed-used community 15 years ago.
Long since retired from housing “Jenny” aircrafts during World War I, the historic wooden hangar will soon embrace a new role as an event space.
Plans for a walkable Town Center with shops, bars and restaurants, a new hotel with a large meeting ballroom, old military barracks turned into residential loft spaces, and hike and bike trails connecting the neighborhood to the San Antonio River were shared with City Council by the top executive of Brooks City Base Wednesday.
Construction of a 155-room Embassy-Suites hotel is scheduled to begin next spring at Brooks City Base.
The University of the Incarnate Word will locate its new School of Osteopathic Medicine at Brooks City Base on the Southside of San Antonio.
Fifth in a Series: A Rising Southside
This week we are publishing postings from people driving the economic and cultural redevelopment of the Southside.