August 11 2022
The future of tech looks as bright as ever in the Alamo City with Port San Antonio’s newly-announced vision for its Southside cutting-edge technology hub.
🌟 What you need to know
Here’s the breakdown of what you can expect once complete.
No, this isn't something out of a sci-fi blockbuster — it's reality in SATX. | Courtesy of Port San Antonio
🚀 Vertiport at Port San Antonio (i.e. ‘flying cars’)
A vertiport is an area of land or structure intended to be used for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOLs).
This structure will be able to accommodate traditional winged aircraft + a new generation of passenger eVTOLs.
- This means everyday human flight through electrically-powered aircraft is rapidly becoming a reality.
A conceptual aerial view of Port SA's campus in a few years. | Courtesy of Port San Antonio
🏢 DeLorean Motor Co. headquarters
- Less than a year since DeLorean’s announcement to set its global headquarters in SATX, we’re seeing the first look at its multi-story office tower.
The building will be positioned near Port San Antonio’s main entrance at General Hudnell Drive.
- The tower is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2025.
This tre-moon-dous news is game changer for space-based research. | Courtesy of Port San Antonio
🛰️ Lunar terrain laboratory
- Planned for the campus is a state-of-the-art research complex to advance space-based manufacturing and related technologies.
- This complex will feature a lab with simulated lunar terrain.
Illustrated in the conceptual renderings is a domed structure design for the lab.
In partnership with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Port San Antonio will be hosting free workshops at its headquarters at 907 Billy Mitchell Blvd. for businesses seeking potential partnership opportunities.
💼 Information session dates + times:
- Mon., June 27 — 4-5:30 p.m.
- Tues., July 19 — 5:30-7 p.m.
- Tues., Aug. 2 — 9-10:30 a.m.
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National Drink Up Week is July 25-31. | Photo by SATXtoday
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San Antonio-based iHeartMedia is working with Illinois-based State Farm to take a substantial digital leap into the Metaverse. Dubbed “iHeartLand,” this new digital media space will allow performers and media hosts to broadcast events and concerts from anywhere. 🖥️ (San Antonio Business Journal)
According to SAWS, San Antonio will remain with its Stage 2 water restrictions despite dipping Edwards Aquifer levels. Sprinkler, soaker hose, or irrigation system watering is only allowed between 7-11 a.m. + 7-11 p.m. on designated days. Read more about watering guidelines online. 💧
A quick reminder that The City of San Antonio is asking for your input on the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget. You can fill out this survey that should take no more than three minutes to complete. Survey close date is Thurs., June 30. 💵
Travelers at SATX airports may soon be able to sip + soar with an alcoholic beverage at the gate before boarding. CoSA is scheduled to vote today on allowing alcohol in most public areas of the city’s two airports — with the stipulation that you also purchase food. ✈️ (San Antonio Express-News)
Long-time SATX Mexican cafe, Rosario's, is set to move forward with a new Southtown location at 722 S. St. Mary's St. Planned is a new building featuring a second floor bar and lounge. An opening date is anticipated for late August. 🍸 (MySA)
Pluckers fans rejoice — the Texas-based sports and wing restaurant is adding its fourth SATX location in Brooks City at 2714 SE Military Dr. The $2 million, 9,049-sqft Southside project is slated for completion in March 2023. 🍗
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