SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A big celebration on the south side this week.

TJ Maxx has cut the ribbon on their brand new, state of the art, 1.5 million square foot distribution center.

The new facility is located in City Coucilwoman Rebecca Viagran’s district.

She tells KTSA TJ Maxx has created hundreds of new jobs in an area that was prime for development.

“As they ramp up in the next five years, it will mean 1,100 jobs.”

Viagran adds that the facility will spur more economic growth.

“The T.J. Maxx San Antonio Distribution Center means access and opportunity for a part of town that has been written off for a very long time. It means good paying jobs, great benefits, healthcare and stability for families; and it means access and opportunity for the future of District 3.”

The 150 million dollar investment is already benefiting the region.

The company committed to donate a large parcel of land to Southside Independent School District for construction of a school. They also plan to construct a 4 mile Espada Bike and Hike Trail that will connect the Medina Greenway to the Mission Espada Trail, and convey 300 acres of wetlands for preservation, community recreation, agricultural, research or educational purposes.

The distribution center is located on South Flores.

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