H-E-B Plans New East San Antonio Distribution Facility
SAN ANTONIO, TX - With a massive $130 million investment in the company’s backyard, H-E-B is reportedly planning to build the largest distribution center in the company’s history—a 1-million-square-foot facility.
According to a report from the San Antonio Express-News, the project is expected to create 300 new jobs and cost the retailer more than $130 million over the course of three years.
“Our company continues to grow in all of our markets…This particular location allows us great access to serve all of our markets along the corridor,” Dya Campos, H-E-B's Director of Public Affairs, San Antonio/West, told the Express-News, noting that H-E-B no longer had room to expand its preexisting San Antonio distribution and manufacturing facilities—located on a 70-acre plot along Interstate 35.
H-E-B’s new facility will be located on an 871-acre plot on San Antonio’s East Side.
On May 17th, the San Antonio City Council will reportedly vote on whether or not to waive up to $1 million in city development fees and up to $500,000 in SAWS water and sewer impact fees for the site. Over the course of the next decade, the city expects to accrue $8 million in tax revenue from the new development, with $20 million expected to go to surrounding taxing jurisdictions during that same period.
Will the retailer’s massive investment pay big dividends in terms of growth in the important Texas market? AndNowUKnow will continue to report.