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Time Capsule at The Greenline

As part of the official grand opening of The Greenline, a waterproof time capsule containing artists’ notes, renderings and sketches – as well as items from Brooks including keys from The Kennedy apartments and the Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa, a student ID and hand-written letter from Sioned Kirkpatrick, a first-year medical student at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Brooks’ 2017 and 2018 Fiesta medals – were buried at the base of the “Running with the Moon” sculpture. The capsule will be opened in 100 years.


Expanding The Greenline

Brooks begins construction to connect The Greenline to 15+ miles along the San Antonio River Mission Reach.


Connecting the South Side to San Antonio with the Brooks Transit Center

The Brooks campus became home to VIA Metropolitan Transit’s Brooks Transit Center. This state-of-the-art, Wi-Fi-connected bus hub features convenient, high-frequency bus service along eight bus routes, including an Express route to downtown San Antonio and a new Primo route along Military Drive to VIA’s Kel-Lac Transit Center.


Brooks named San Antonio Innovation District

Among the first three innovation districts chosen by the City of San Antonio, Brooks has become a target pilot-project area where challenges are identified, and new ideas are tried in real-world settings in an effort to expand across San Antonio.


Brooks named Business of the Year

Brook’s ability to bring global exposure to San Antonio by being home to the Okin BPS corporate headquarters and the Nissei Plastic Machinery America Inc.’s plant landed it at the top spot of 2018’s coveted San Antonio Business Journal Business of the Year.


Brooks named Opportunity Zone

There are 24 areas in San Antonio eligible for the federal government’s community development tax incentive program known as Opportunity Zones. Brooks secures the first actual investment under that Texas program, which establishes tax incentives to encourage private individuals to invest unrealized capital gains in projects located within high-poverty communities.


The Greenline Park Opens

The 43 acres of green space known as The Greenline opens in April 2018 in the heart of Brooks. The linear waterfront park offers one mile of illuminated hike and bike trails and 1.5 miles of jogging trails for dog walking, outdoor games, barbecue at the pavilions, or even bringing kids to enjoy the play structure. The Greenline also features public art installations that are not only a great spot for selfies but serve as a reminder of our values and the people and institutions who made our future possible.


UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine

Brooks becomes home to The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, one of Texas’s newest medical schools. Located on the Brooks campus, the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine is a four-year program to learn osteopathic medicine creating future doctors to succeed in the community.


Reopening of Hangar 9

Brooks completes a $2.8 million rehabilitation and restoration project of the historic Hangar 9 building. Hangar 9 is a San Antonio Historic Landmark listed in the Texas State Historical Survey, the National Register of Historic Places, and is a National Historic Landmark. Hangar 9 becomes a popular destination for events and special gatherings.