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Weston Urban, KDC select Pelli Clarke Pelli to lead design for the Frost Tower

plans and maps on the tableInternationally renowned architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli has been selected by Weston Urban and KDC to lead design for the first downtown office development in three decades.

The Frost Tower, slated to begin construction in fall 2016, will be approximately 400,000 square feet and designed with input from locally based Alamo Architects. Based out of New Haven, Connecticut, Pelli Clarke Pelli has …Read Entire Post


Harland Clarke opens new HQ, plans to hire hundreds

Westridge One

WestRidge One

Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. officially opened the company’s new corporate headquarters at WestRidge One on Friday.

San Antonio-based Harland Clarke Holdings provides products and services to financial, commercial, retail and education organizations across the world. The company has 1,000 employees in San Antonio and New Braunfels, 10,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of $3.3 billion. …Read Entire Post


Sunoco closes on San Antonio area convenience store purchase

Gas pumpSunoco LP bought eight Pico convenience stores in the San Antonio area with plans to rebrand them Stripes stores.

The purchase price was not disclosed. The stores will be leased to and operated by Stripes LLC, a Texas-based retail chain owned by Sunoco LP’s parent company Energy Transfer Partners. The stores buy all of their fuel wholesale from Sunoco. …Read Entire Post


TeletonUSA to open $17M pediatric institute in San Antonio this fall

TeletonUSA, an organization affiliated with the Teleton Foundation, which is based in Mexico, expects to complete work this fall on a new project that will further expand San Antonio’s critical role in pediatric care.

The nonprofit Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of TeletonUSA (CRITUSA) is under construction nearMorgan’s Wonderland, a special-needs theme park located on San Antonio’s Northeast Side. It will serve children from across the U.S. who have neuromusculoskeletal disabilities, and also provide support for patients’ families during and after treatment.

The $17 million San Antonio institute is scheduled to be completed in late October.

The Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of TeletonUSA is expected to see approximately 600 pediatric patients annually.

Read entire article: TeletonUSA to open $17M pediatric institute in San Antonio this fall (San Antonio Business Journal, 7-8-14)


Port San Antonio lands Forward Air to fill Air Cargo Terminal

FORWARD-AIR-SOLUTIONS-LOGO_Tennessee-based logistics company Forward Air Solutions Inc. recently announced the lease of an 89,600-square-foot facility at Port San Antonio (originally Kelly Air Force Base).  The building, referred to as the Air Cargo Terminal, remained vacant since it was completed in 2008 but Forward Air’s distribution services will put the facility’s location along the Port’s airport runway to good use. …Read Entire Post


REOC San Antonio and NAI Houston marketing Alamo Junction Rail Park

AlamoJunctionLogoNational Property Holdings announces plans for new rail park The Eagle Ford Shale oil-and-gas play in South Texas has spurred an ever-growing list of projects for the largest metro in proximity to the formation — San Antonio. One of the latest examples of how the shale is spawning new development here is the Alamo Junction Rail Park, a new project by Houston-based National Property Holdings LP. The park will span 400 acres south of San Antonio — with easy access to the site via Interstate Highway 37, Loop 1604 and U.S. Highway 181. …Read Entire Post


Major rail hub planned south of San Antonio

Courtesy San Antonio Express-News

The Eagle Ford Shale oil-and-gas play has created a seismic shift in economic activity that is reshaping a large and mostly under-developed multi-county region south of San Antonio.  Economic experts consider San Antonio the epicenter of that activity, as do developers and companies looking to tap into the boom.

The latest such example is Mission Rail Park, a $12 million development planned near Loop 1604 on a 1,010-plus acre site that straddles the county lines of Wilson and Bexar in southeast of San Antonio. …Read Entire Post


New Braunfels lures National Flight Services

National Flight Services New Braunfels Regional Airport recently lured Toledo, Ohio-based National Flight Services away from its current facility in San Antonio by offering $100,000 relocation fee and a $300,000 loan.  National expects to break ground early next month on a $1.2 million hangar facility that will span 20,000 square feet which should be complete in mid-April of next year.

Click to read full article: National Flight Services facility moving to New Braunfels (San Antonio Express-News, 9-24-12)


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Southwest Airlines to expand San Antonio call center operations

11711 IH-35 N

Southwest Airlines recently executed a 15-year lease for an expanded 60,000 square-foot customer support center at the R/E Business Center, a redeveloped Kmart store located at 11711 IH-35 N.  Southwest is in the process of vacating its current call center location on Medical Drive near I-10 where it currently employs approximately 470 full-time personnel.  It will add more than 322 positions at the new center for a total of 800 and plans to open by the end of 2012.

Click to read full article: Southwest Airlines to expand San Antonio call center operations (San Antonio Business Journal, Alamo City Beat Blog, 3-8-12)