No, the United States Air Force completely closed their operations here in 2011.

When the United States Air Force closed their military operations at Brooks Air Force Base in 2011, the Brooks Development Authority repurposed the 1,300-acre area as a mixed-use community with residential, commercial, hospitality, and academic opportunities. Brooks is now completely open to the public and invites all to live, work, learn, and play in its up-and-coming community.

Brooks is an open and completely accessible campus to the public. The military is no longer located here, so there are no security restrictions.

In 2017, Brooks City Base became Brooks to align our name with our identity as an up-and-coming community with a vision as big as Texas. Brooks is no longer a military base, but is now a mixed-use community with places to live, work, learn, play, and stay on San Antonio’s South Side.

No, the Brooks Development Authority owns and manages Brooks. It is a subdivision of the State of Texas and is governed by an 11-member board of directors that is appointed by the San Antonio City Council.

Yes! There are currently five residential communities at Brooks, with three underway. Please see the Live section for more details.

Yes! There are over 50 businesses located at Brooks. To learn more, visit the Work section.

Hangar 9 was built in 1918 during World War I and is the only wooden aircraft hangar of the 16 that were built at Brooks that remains. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. Brooks invested millions of dollars to rehabilitate and refurbish Hangar 9 so that future generations can continue to enjoy this historic treasure. The new Hangar 9 opened as an event venue in 2017. Learn more on the Hangar 9 section.