International Businesses Announce Headquarters Coming to Brooks

International Businesses Announce Headquarters Coming to Brooks

Okin Business Process Services, a Prague-based firm that serves information technology and telecommunications firms, invested at least $23 million into a new headquarters at Brooks.

Nissei America, Inc., a Japanese assembling medium to large-scale hybrid injection molding machines, consolidated its U.S. headquarters at its subsidiary, Nissei Plastic Machinery America, currently located at Brooks.

Southlake at Brooks

Southlake at Brooks

Nearly five acres of land adjacent to The Greenline for the development of a new housing community consisting of 60 single-family homes by San Antonio-based developer Terramark Urban Homes. The project, which will be named Southlake, broke ground in 2021 and is expected to be complete in late 2022.

The Greenline Extends to the San Antonio River

The Greenline Extends to the San Antonio River

The extension provides Brooks residents, visitors, and workers direct access from The Greenline Park to the 30-mile hike-and-bike path that runs from Brackenridge Park to Mission Park. The San Antonio River Authority managed design, permitting, construction for the extension trail and will continue to manage upkeep. The project includes stormwater drainage improvements, including two box culverts.

Connecting the South Side to San Antonio with the VIA 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 secured the first investment under the federal program in the state of Texas in 2020. Extra Space Storage opened in August 2021.

The Greenline Park Opens

The 43 acres of green space known as The Greenline opened 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, outdoor games, barbecue at the pavilions, and a play structure. The Greenline features public art installations that serve as a reminder of Brooks’ values and the people and institutions who made our future possible. A time capsule containing artists’ notes, renderings and sketches – as well as items from Brooks – were buried at the base of the “Running with the Moon '' sculpture. The capsule will be opened in 100 years (2118).

UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine

Located on the Brooks campus,The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine is a four-year program to learn osteopathic medicine creating future doctors to succeed in the community. The first graduating class was May 2021.