Maximum Growth, Maximum Opportunity

Brooks is home to more than 30 businesses that employ more than 3,000 people at an average salary of $50,000. We were created to be a catalyst for economic development and it’s clearly working. The City of San Antonio created a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone in 2004 of 2,522 acres including on and around the Brooks campus, which is predicted to support more than 17,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2021.

The assessed value of the TIRZ has an annual growth rate of 27.4% since 2004.

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Land Use Plan

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The Brooks land use plan applies a clear strategy of land development and resource allocation that achieves a stronger economy and a more unified community.

The land use plan breaks our 1,300-acre campus into three districts, each with a unique purpose and character that creates a balance between culture, economy, and ecology. Combined, the three districts offer over 750 acres of space for multiple uses and redevelopment.

Learn more about our design and development standards.

retail residential development Brooks San Antonio TexasDistrict A brings people and amenities together with retail, schools, a linear park, town center and more. This area is ideal for properties that want the highest level of exposure. It currently includes:

  • The Greenline
  • Future Retail Center
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Brooks Hotel & Spa
  • Hangar 9
  • The Landings at Brooks apartments
  • The Kennedy at Brooks apartments
  • UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery (Future)

Office residential development San Antonio Texas BrooksDistrict B incorporates residential, office parks, a hospital, and a large retail center. There is plenty of space to build-to-suit while still enjoying the nearby amenities. It currently includes:

  • Heritage Oaks at Brooks residential community
  • Mission Trail Baptist Hospital

Light industrial development San Antonio Texas BrooksDistrict C gives choice employers the space to build and breathe. Over 300 acres are available for light industrial or commercial users in industries such as manufacturing, information technology or cyber security, biomedical, automotive component manufacturing, clean energy and corporate services. It currently includes:

  • DPT Laboratories
  • Mission Solar Energy
  • Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering is proud to partner with Brooks to provide high-quality tuition-free educational opportunities for our families.  There is great synergy between BASE and Brooks, we celebrate special events together such as movie nights and Back-to-School events.  This partnership allows us to continue our work of making Brooks a great place to live, work, play and learn!
    Lisa Freeman Schutz, M.Ed.
    Superintendent of Schools, Brooks Academies
  • At Mission Solar Energy, we’ve found that being a part of the Brooks community has allowed our business to thrive. Brooks has been incredibly supportive, and seeing how much the area has grown in the last few years has really inspired our employees. We are proud to manufacture our solar panels in the South Side of San Antonio, and on behalf of the entire Mission Solar Energy family, we look forward to seeing all of the changes that this vibrant community has in store.
    Jae Y. Yang
    President, Mission Solar Energy
  • Brooks embodies much of our city’s transformational growth, providing a vibrant community to live and work in on the city’s South Side and supporting further development in some of our city’s most promising industries including manufacturing, bioscience, and education.
    Jenna Saucedo-Herrera
    President & CEO, SAEDF
  • Each week brings a new reason to celebrate the success at Brooks.  From historic Hangar 9 to the UIW Medical School’s freshly-minted physicians, who will be serving families across America, Brooks has converted the disappointment of a base closure into an opportunity to lead economic growth in southern Bexar County. A new Greenline hike and bike trail leads from the new Embassy Suites to our World Heritage Missions and into downtown San Antonio. Brooks is a shining example of how we both honor our roots and blossom into something new.
    Lloyd Doggett
  • This new location [at Brooks] will support improved customer satisfaction with faster delivery and response times when modifications are required, enhanced customer service capacity with on-site inventory, and shorter lead times compared to orders shipped from Japan.
    Hozumi Yoda
    President, Nissei Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • We at Mission Trail Baptist Hospital are so excited and grateful to be a part of this community and what is going on at Brooks. With the combination of the leaderships' vision and passion for growth and development, Brooks and the Southside of San Antonio has a bright future.
    Eric R. Schmacker
    President & CEO, Mission Trail Baptist Hospital
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    It was important for me to do this on my side of town, where I grew up and went to school. There is no reason the South Side can’t have cool and fun fitness opportunities for athletes, families, or youth programming to inspire kids. Our team is from this community. This was our goal, our passion, our dream, and here we are [at Brooks].
    Giselle Calvillo
    Founder & CEO, MixFIt SA
  • We have big dreams for our students because we know that our students and their families have big dreams for themselves. This is why we are so excited to be part of the Brooks community. We see in Brooks a partner organization who dreams as big as we do. The incredible growth of the Brooks community so far, and the plans for future development, suggest this is the community that will change the face of the Southside of San Antonio. It is an honor to be part of that movement.
    Paul Morrissey
    Executive Director, Compass Rose Academy
  • The Southside is the new cool. This is an open canvas for creativity, and that's the future that's gonna be the jewel of the Southside.
    Dan Markson
    Senior Vice President, The NRP Group LLC