Google Earth is a great tool for economic developers, site selectors, and others with an interest in aerial imagery. Every year, Google satellite flyovers provide new views of the City of Schertz and perspectives on our community’s trajectory. In this post, we dive into newly-released Google Earth imagery and explore Schertz’ recent development – from above.

Instructions

Use the slider icons on each image to transition from January 2018 (before) to November 2018 (after). If you are reading this on your mobile device, rotate your screen to landscape for the best viewing experience.

Highlights

Verde and Enterprise Business Park – Serving as the eastern gateway to the City, the Verde Enterprise Business Park and Enterprise Industrial Park contain modern Class A industrial space, datacenters, and office & retail space. Enterprise Building V, the fourth of a planned five structures in the immediate area, added 180,000 square feet of industrial space to the Schertz market. Also visible are the Tri County Crossing buildings I and II. These two buildings will be the first of five planned by EastGroup Properties and will quickly fill the space behind Amazon’s 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center. Other newly visible developments include Enterprise Building Plaza’s Building I and the Staybridge Suites Hotel being constructed near Interstate 35.

Pipestone/FM 3009 – Located alongside FM 3009, this area has experienced the growth of new and existing businesses. Texas Plumbing Supply added a 35,000 square foot distribution facility at the corner of Red Iron and Pipestone. Meanwhile, Southeastern Freight Lines’ new fleet servicing facility was completed in the second quarter of 2018. Across Campus Drive is a planned expansion of their existing facility.

EVO Schertz – This 17-acre entertainment development located along Weiderstein Road and Interstate 35 features a variety of amenities from movies to dining to bowling. EVO’s decision to locate in Schertz highlights the area’s population boom and market potential.

Danville Middle School – Completed in the third quarter of 2018, Danville is part of Comal Independent School District’s overarching plan to address the region’s growth. Factors influencing growth range from impressive economic conditions to a rise in home sales and new homes. According to a district representative, the student population is experiencing a growth rate of 4.5%, or 1,000 students per year.

FM 1103 Overpass – The expansion of the overpass is a $7.2M TXDOT project that is slated to be complete by the spring. The project, spurred by the growth in Schertz and its neighbors, will expand the existing 2 lane bridge into 5 lanes.

Samuel Clemens High School – Clemens is currently 84% through their $72 million renovation and expansion process. Notice anything irregular about this transition? November shows the auditorium in both its under-construction stage as well as a ghost of a completed exterior. This marks the extent of this individual satellite’s coverage. Once another Google satellite passes overhead in the future, the full progress on the high school – as well as additional visuals on the growth occurring south of FM 78 – will appear.

More Information

Looking for additional updates on Schertz development? Check out our Quarterly Reports, available through our blog, for data on projects, real estate, and overall economic development activity in the community.