08 Dec Brooks Opens New Apartment Homes Re-Purposed from Former Barracks
From the LiveBrooks.com
SAN ANTONIO– Aviator, Brooks City Base’s newest apartment complex, celebrated its grand opening Thursday with a ceremony and “passport tour.” Partly re-purposed from the barracks of Brooks Air Force Base, the apartment homes range from studio to 3-bedroom layouts and include contemporary amenities such as a recreation room with billiards and ping pong.
Following a ceremony hosted by singer and Fox San Antonio and WOAI-TV personality Erica Gonzaba, guests toured the unique, modern spaces while sampling food from different countries from Thailand to France, a nod to Brooks’ history as an international Air Force base.
Once slated for demolition, the old barracks for enlisted personnel and students received a new lease on life when Brooks’ leadership chose instead to make them a model for adaptive reuse. The apartment’s leasing office used to be the dining hall, while the pavilion located at the apartment once held meetings for the servicemen and women.