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San Antonio hospital launching renovation


Southwest General Hospital getting multi-million dollar renovation.

Southwest General Hospital has launched a new expansion and renovation project that will bring more cutting-edge health care to a sector of the city experiencing increased demand for services.

The project will include a new electrophysiology cardiac catheterization laboratory. As part of the plan, the hospital will also expand the capabilities of its existing cardiac cath lab. …Read Entire Post


H-E-B to start construction in Alamo Ranch area

HEB anchor tenant to large acquisition of retail center.

HEB coming to Alamo Ranch.

HEB has filed plans to start construction on a new $17.05 million location in the Alamo Ranch area in March 2017, less than three miles away from an existing store at 10660 West FM 471.

A H-E-B fuel station and car wash to accompany the future location, adding more than $1 million to the estimated construction costs, according to documents filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration. …Read Entire Post

Specialty grocers will hit the gas while HEB and Wal-Mart slow down

H-E-B @ 1601 Nogalitos

HEB will only deliver two new locations in 2017.

Two of the largest retailers in San Antonio’s grocery sector will back away from the aggressive expansion plans they’ve fueled over the past several years, leaving some breathing room for the smaller retailers to build some momentum.

H-E-B and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will hit the reset button come 2017, with H-E-B planning to deliver just two new San Antonio stores and Wal-Mart reportedly building none. …Read Entire Post

Local developer buys 200 acres of vacant land on far West Side

Local developer Paul Blackburn of Blackburn Properties of Texas has bought 200 acres of vacant land next to a Walmart Supercenter along Loop 1604 on the far West Side.

The land is at the southwest corner of Loop 1604 and Potranco Road, an area that has seen a lot of residential growth over the last 20 years. …Read Entire Post

Pediatric care in San Antonio is poised for change


Rendering of Christus Santa Rosa’s new Children’s Hospital.

There is an aligning of stars in San Antonio, as multiple organizations are collectively spending hundreds of millions of dollars on new medical facilities for the region’s youngest patients.

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Health Pavilion-Stone Oak will cost $13 million to $14 million to develop and will be owned by Seavest Healthcare Properties LLC. The new building will span 60,000 square feet and provide a home for a variety of pediatric services and family practice groups, as well as office space for Baylor College of Medicine physicians. …Read Entire Post

Children’s hospital pavilion to anchor new multistory Stone Oak development

Christus Santa Rosa begins new Stone Oak development.

Christus Santa Rosa begins new Stone Oak development.

Construction begins Tuesday on a three-story medical building in far North Central San Antonio that will give Christus Santa Rosa Health System and its Children’s Hospital of San Antonio greater brand awareness and a wider reach in the community. The 60,000-square-foot structure will be home to Christus’ new Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Health Pavilion-Stone Oak.

One of the key anchors of the pavilion will be the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Emergency Center -Stone Oak on the first floor. The building, which will cost between $13 million and $14 million to develop, will house a variety of pediatric services and family practice groups. It will also provide new access to adult primary care and include office space for Baylor College of Medicine physicians. …Read Entire Post

UIW president says San Antonio will get second medical center

New UIW medical campus to spark new 'medical center.'

New UIW medical campus to spark new ‘medical center.’

The University of the Incarnate Word is nearing a critical milestone in the development of its 266,000-square-foot School of Osteopathic Medicine at Brooks City Base. UIW President Lou Agnese expects the $35 million project will have a transformative impact on South San Antonio, ultimately leading to the creation of the city’s second major medical center.

That initial phase of the medical school project will include the renovation of about 130,000 square feet of space in existing Brooks City Base infrastructure previously used by the U.S Air Force. The second phase, which will include the renovation of more than 130,000 additional square feet of existing Brooks’ space, should be completed by next summer. …Read Entire Post

From Ditches To Riches: The Artful Restoration Of San Pedro Creek

New development to begin along San Pedro Creek

New development to begin along San Pedro Creek

A new River Walk-style development along San Pedro Creek is moving closer to reality.The goal is to complete the first part of the $175 million project in time so Phase 1 will open as the city celebrates its tercentennial in 2018.

“We hope to break ground this summer and start construction get the first phase done by May 18 2018 which is our 300th anniversary,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. …Read Entire Post

San Antonio Zoo CEO pursuing historic expansion plan

San Antonio Zoo to expand

Tim Morrow has been CEO and executive director of the San Antonio Zoo for less than 18 months, but he and his team are already engaged in preliminary work on what could prove to be one of the largest expansion projects ever for the park.

Park officials still need to clear a number of hurdles before work can begin on an expansion of such magnitude. That includes an exploration of other facilities to get some ideas of what might work best in San Antonio. Stakeholders will also need to conduct a feasibility study to determine the ultimate scope of and fundraising needs for an expansion. And at some point, they will need to identify a firm to oversee the project. …Read Entire Post

Developers plan to revive master-planned community on South Side


New developers take over The Preserve at Medina River.

Two local developers plan to revive The Preserve at Medina River, a 530-acre master-planned community in the South Side of San Antonio that has languished since it was announced almost a decade ago. A new team of developers has taken control of the project, which never broke ground.

They expect to build 1,200 homes on the development over the next eight years or so, said Fermin Rajunov, who was one of the project’s original investors and is involved in a partnership that bought most of its land last month. …Read Entire Post