UIW Medical School to open at Brooks City Base

June 18, 2014 by Taylor Allen

The University of Incarnate Word (UIW) has officially announced plans to open its medical school at Brooks City Base.  The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding last week.  UIW President, Louis Agnese said, “Eventually all the pieces came here.  I just think it’s wonderful. It’s still part of SAISD, we’re very happy about that, it’s still ten minutes from downtown, we’re very happy about that, and this is the formation of a new medical complex for the city of San Antonio.” The plan involves repurposing seven existing buildings in an area known as The Hill, formerly occupied by The U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine.

The Hill at Brooks City Base, Courtesy BCB
The Hill at Brooks City Base, Courtesy BCB

The project will consist of two phases.  Phase I includes renovations of three and a half buildings and close to 600 parking spaces on 16 acres.  Phase II includes an additional three and a half buildings and parking on 7.5 acres.  UIW also anticipates moving their nursing, physicians assistant, and physical therapy programs to the 23-acre complex.  The medical school is expected to open in 2016.


Brooks City Base Land Use Plan, Courtesy BCB
Brooks City Base Land Use Plan, Courtesy BCB

The medical school will join over 20 companies that have moved to Brooks City Base including DPT Labratories, Mission Solar, and Mission Trail Baptist Health.  Brooks City Base also features a growing number of residential options as well as the Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering, a STEM-accredited K-12 charter school.


  • Chris

    the Unit 4 area right below the Walmart and Sams Club, seems like the perfect spot for a Costco…

Written by Taylor Allen

Taylor Allen

Taylor Allen is a resident of Downtown San Antonio. He graduated from Texas A&M University, and is a practicing civil engineer in San Antonio. He is the Chair of LOOP, Leadership San Antonio Class 42, and is actively involved in ULI.