Koontz Corp. to Develop 2.8 MSF San Antonio Industrial Park
Frontera Logistics will take shape on one of the last remaining infill sites inside Loop 410.
Koontz Corp. has purchased an 11-parcel, 188-acre lot for the development of Frontera Logistics Supersite, an eight-building, 2.8 million-square-foot industrial campus located off Interstate 35 in San Antonio.
Koontz acquired the land assemblage—one of the largest and last remaining infill sites inside the Loop 410 corridor—from 26 different owners. Carl Olson, president of Olson Properties, represented the sellers.
“An added advantage of this site is its direct access and proximity to Mexico via Interstate 35 and the port of Laredo. Our industry is seeing more nearshoring opportunities for manufacturing and assembly in Mexico which is a direct benefit to the Texas Triangle’s ability to compete not only regionally but globally,” Koontz Corp. President & CEO Bart Koontz told Commercial Property Executive.
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Formerly home to cornfields, the Frontera Logistics site was rezoned for industrial use. Beaty Palmer Architects designed the campus’ preliminary layout, while Vickrey & Associates is providing engineering services. Partners Real Estate will handle leasing and sales at the property.
At full build-out, Frontera Logistics Supersite will tentatively include eight facilities ranging from 160,000 to 1.1 million square feet, catering to manufacturing, distribution and warehousing companies. The development is anticipated to create nearly 2,000 jobs, San Antonio City Council Member Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia said in prepared remarks.
The site’s location, in the western portion of the Texas Triangle, gives it direct access to the four-metro megaregion’s three highways. For Koontz, the property’s key advantages include direct distribution access to the Triangle’s population and its close proximity to assembly capabilities across the Southern border, in addition to the widespread reshoring of manufacturing capabilities in the U.S.
San Antonio’s industrial market carries on
San Antonio’s industrial market is emblematic of the sector’s prosperity across the nation. According to a first quarter 2023 report from JLL, the metro had 6.7 million square feet of feet of space under construction as of March, close behind the previous quarter’s pipeline of 6.9 million square feet. Net absorption accounted for 1.1 million square feet.
One of the metro’s current industrial developments is a five-building, 689,215-square-foot complex taking shape directly across from San Antonio International Airport. Stream Realty Partners broke ground on the project in the third quarter of last year, with completion estimated this August.