New H-E-B distribution center to bring 300 jobs to San Antonio

Project site located on the East Side

By Brina Monterroza - Executive Producer

Courtesy: H-E-B

SAN ANTONIO - H-E-B plans to build a new facility that will be used for distribution, manufacturing and food processing on the city's East Side.

“We are always evaluating the need for changes across our operations to help maintain a competitive advantage. The investment demonstrates H-E-B’s commitment the San Antonio community and will give us the opportunity to create more jobs in the Alamo City in the coming years,” said Dya Campos, H-E-B Director of Public Affairs.

The project is expected to create at least 300 jobs over five years, according to a city council agenda memo. It's also expected to create $8 million in property tax revenue over the next 10 years.

According to the memo, the project site is 871 acres and will be located on the corner of East Houston Street and South Foster Road. The 1 million-square-foot facility will be the company's largest single-build warehouse, according to H-E-B.

The City Council is set to vote next Thursday on whether to waive up to $1 million in development fees and up to $500,000 in San Antonio Water System water and sewer impact fees.

Construction is set to begin later this year and it should be completed in late 2019. The warehouse is expected to be operating sometime in 2020.

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