Bexar County buys 75 acres near Randolph Air Force Base

​​​Active aircraft were on display during the command change ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio - Randolph Air Force Base for the 12th Flying Training Wing.BEXAR COUNTY – The county recently acquired ​75 acres around Joint Base San Antonio—Randolph Air Force Base on the city’s Northeast Side in an effort to create a development buffer around the military installation, which may increase its chances for longevity.

The project funding—$10.7 million—came from Bexar County and a grant awarded by the Texas Military Preparedness Commission, an agency through the Texas Office of the Governor.​

In 2016, Joint Base San Antonio Randolph Air Force Base reported an average of 200,000 takeoffs and landings, ​

Randolph has been dealing with new housing development encroaching on the base for years.

The biggest problems are at Camp-Bullis-encroachment​, a unit of Fort Sam Houston, which trails MedEvac pilots. 

It is likely that local leaders may pursue more grant funding in the future to minimize housing developments popping up around the base.

The fast-growing area near the base, including Schertz and Universal City, currently has more than 100,000 people.

In addition, about 12,000 people live and work at the base.​​

16 May 2018, 08:03

Source: NewsTalk Texas RSS

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