The Pflugerville City Council has approved a multimillion-dollar agreement voting unanimously to sign a slate of incentives to bring a US$210 million, 15- megawatt co-location data canter facility to the city. The deal calls for Pflugerville to build a new road, improve area infrastructure, build an on-site power substation and provide discounts on water for the facility at a cost of about US$11 million, plus provide tax rebates over a 15-year period.
The data centre has, as of now, no named tenants, though Angelos Angelou, principal executive officer for Angelou Economics Global Economic Development, said he was optimistic a potential tenant was in the works. “A tenant has expressed strong interest and has been looking at the site for some time,” Angelou said. Floyd Akers, executive director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corp., said the potential tenant was an Austin-based data canter looking to expand its operations. The incentives are expected to clear the way for the construction of a data centre on about 50 acres of land west of Stone Hill Town Center that officials say will create 25 jobs in the first year and 170 total jobs within a decade.
Source: Impact News