Mark Noonan, SDC's Austin-based senior vice president of product development, said the facility, which broke ground in July, is about one-third of the way through its construction at 1300 Louis Henna Blvd., Round Rock. Noonan said the start of construction for the second building will be closely tied to the first building's capacity, and there is no set construction start or end date for it.
“Typically what providers like us do is we'll sell the first building up to a certain percentage,” Noonan said. “Then because of the natural lag, the construction time that it takes to build the second building, we'll start that.”
This is the first Texas location of the Seattle-based data center company, which Noonan said designs, constructs and operates entirely in-house.
Once completed, the 535,000-square-foot facility's operation will bring 20 primary jobs to the area. In return, as part of an economic development agreement approved by Round Rock City Council in February, the city will pay out a total of $1 million in incentives broken into two separate payments. This incentive will reimburse SDC for half of its demolition costs.
The data center company will also make a total of $185 million in real property improvements and invest $5 million in business personal property.
This is the second data center to select Round Rock as its new home in the past two years. Site work began on the Switch data center adjacent to Dell Technologies property last March.