Dollar General Distribution Center, San Antonio

San Antonio , Texas

The Dollar General Distribution Center in San Antonio is a slightly smaller and modified replica of the prototype in Alabama, also designed by LEO A DALY. The facility includes a climate-controlled warehouse, dispatch office, truck maintenance facility, shipping guardhouse, receiving guardhouse and pumphouse.

The warehouse portion is complete with racked storage areas, shipping and receiving dock with 161 dock positions, administrative offices, employee welfare areas, trucker’s lounge, battery charging and shipping/receiving offices.

The central chilled water system is ammonia based and provides cooling for the large climate-controlled warehouse areas, significantly reducing energy use compared to commonly used package rooftop or other system types. The system reduces annual energy consumption 25 percent below ASHRAE 90.1 2007 baseline HVAC system types.


Dollar General Corporation

At a glance

932,900 SF


Prototype design


Architectural design

Interior design

Mechanical, electrical and structural engineering

Construction administration