A Necessary Project

The reconstruction of this 1.4-mile street, from City Base Landing to South Presa Street, into a Complete Street, is imperative to support future development along the street, such as the Brooks Town Center, Heritage Oaks redevelopment, and Southlake at Brooks. Sidney Brooks (East), a $15 million reconstruction project from City-Base Landing to South New Braunfels Ave., will be funded by the 2022-2027 City Bond Program that was passed by voters on May 7, 2022.

3,300+

Projected Residents

5,000+

Projected Jobs by 2025

5,200+

Projected Students

Funding Sidney Brooks (West)

Brooks and its public partners across the San Antonio region are seeking funds through the 2022 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program to fund the reconstruction of Sidney Brooks (West) from South New Braunfels Ave. to South Presa St., as well as innovative project enhancements, for a total of $25 million. The project leverages prior private and public investment on the campus totaling more than $809 million. This includes the more than $1 million invested in the VIA Brooks Transit Center, the future $10.7 million Bexar County Workforce Training Center, and nearly $130 million in road and infrastructure improvements funded by Brooks, the City of San Antonio, and Bexar County.

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Sidney Brooks West Renderings

Sidney Brooks at the Greenline Park

  • Reconstruction will raise roadway outside of flood plain at the Greenline Park
  • Enhancements will enable pedestrians and bicyclists to cross beneath Sidney Brooks
  • Addition of 10-foot multi-use pathways along road

Sidney Brooks and South New Braunfels Avenue Intersection

  • Expansion of the 2-lane roadway to a 4-lane roadway with a center median
  • Improvements to existing signalized crosswalks, enhanced landscaping
  • Enhanced connection to Embassy Suites, future Brooks Town Center, future Heritage Oaks redevelopment

Sidney Brooks Cross Section

  • 10-foot multi-use pathways for pedestrians, bicyclists, and micro-mobility, separated from traffic by bioswale
  • Enhanced natural landscaping
  • Addition of lighting to increase safety

Voices of Support

RAISE Criteria

Brooks is located on the South Side of San Antonio, Texas, just minutes from downtown and the beautiful San Antonio River. With more than 200 days of sunshine per year, low cost of living and doing business, and historical and cultural landmarks around every corner, the quality of life in San Antonio can’t be beat.

Safety

10-foot multi-use sidewalks, several pedestrian crossings, eliminates low water crossing at Greenline Park, road will be safe for everyone to use, regardless of physical ability, mode of transportation, etc.

Mobility and community connectivity

Connection to major employers and retail, future town center, VIA Brooks Transit Center.

Partnership and collaboration

Commitment to a public participation plan to include dedicated project web page, surveying public, letters of support.

Economic competitiveness and opportunity

Sidney Brooks (West) will leverage $15 million invested in Sidney Brooks (East), VIA Brooks Transit Center, Bexar County Workforce Training Center.

Innovation

Project leverages Brooks as Innovation Zone. This is in an opportunity to test innovative implementation across the City, inclusive of a transit center.

State of good repair

Street is currently failing. Road will be reconstructed to exceed City standards.

Environmental sustainability

Native landscaping, eliminates low water crossing, leverages 300+ solar carports at Cuisine Solutions, adjacent to Electric Vehicle charging stations at Greenline and VIA Brooks Transit Center.

Quality of life

Connectivity for 5,200 projected students traveling to area schools, future Heritage Oaks redevelopment residents.