San Antonio: City Base Commons Slated to Open this Summer
San Antonio (Bexar County) — City Base Commons, a retail development of more than 54,000 square foot currently under construction, is slated to open on the Brooks campus this summer.
City Base Commons will be a 9-acre commercial center. It is being developed by GFR Development Services. Brooks is a 1,300-acre mixed-use community that is governed by a City Council-appointed board of directors.
“We are thrilled to continue proving up businesses on the South Side,” said Brooks President/CEO Leo Gomez. “GFR Development was an original pioneer of investment in this area with its City Base Landing development and we’re thrilled at their continued interest in and around Brooks.”
GFR announced today that City Base Commons is 80 percent pre-leased and they anticipate a grand opening in July. Confirmed tenants include McAllister’s Deli, Jimmy Johns, Raising Cane’s, HuHot Mongolian Grill, Tia’s Taco Hut, Deco Pizzeria, Smoothie King, Mr. C’s Fried Chicken and Waffles, Laundry Rey’s Wash ‘N Fold, Rio Nail Salon and Medusa Hair Salon.
Site Plan courtesy of GFR Development Services.
The retail center will be adjacent to the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine. Because of that proximity, the architect incorporated features of the school into the buildings, including red brick exteriors with wood grain and metal accents.
The development also features multiple decks for outdoor dining, shaded by heritage oak trees. City Base Commons will provide surface parking for 649 vehicles. There is also a “no build” nature preserve on the southeast corner that provides a buffer between the retail center and the university.
Adam Schiller, president of GFR Property Services, said, “We have a great mix of tenants already committed with more to be announced as we get closer to opening. We’ve also reserved two pad sites within this development for future tenants, which will allow for City Base Commons to continue to grow with demand.”
GFR specializes in urban infill development throughout South Texas. The company has been committed to Brooks area development for 17 years. Its other Brooks projects include City Base Landing, City Base West, and Presa Court.
Architect’s rendering of Building 600 in City Base Commons. Courtesy: GFR Development Services.
This article was edited from a Brooks press release.
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