Projects underway in Round Rock, Pugerville & Hutto
Senior livingcommunity toopen this fall
BY CARSON GANONG
Amberlin Pugerville, a new 195-unit active adult community in Pugerville, is under construc- tion and expected to open for new residents this fall. Located at the southeast corner of East Pugerville Parkway and Wilke Ridge Lane, Amberlin Pugerville will oer wellness-ori- ented living for residents 55 and older with a focus on helping resi- dents stay socially and physically active. The development’s one- and
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two-bedroom units will range in size from 615 to 1,285 square feet and rent for between $1,490 and $2,535 a month, according to an announcement from developer Sparrow Partners.
Construction begins on Switch data center near Dell campus inRoundRock BROOKE SJOBERGCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER Crews began relocating utilities and excavation work at the Switch site in March.
BY BROOKE SJOBERG
positions between Switch employees who will run the facility, co-located clients of the company and construc- tion jobs. “This is the next evolution of our company, Switch,” Elliott said during a July 22 meeting, following approval of rezoning by council. “This is our fth campus that we’re building, and we’re just super excited to get started, to be a part of the technology economy here in Round Rock.” Council approved by unanimous vote to rezone two plots of land total- ing 35.71 acres, adjacent to Dell, to a planned unit development, or PUD, from commercial C-1. The PUD zoning was recommended by the Round Rock Planning and Zoning Commission, Planning and Development Services Director Brad Wiseman said, because Once complete, The Rock will be part of a large ecosystem of Texas campuses that will total more than 2 million square feet and 185 megawatts of power, according to the company. the city does not have a zoning designation for data centers.
REE Automotive to open company’s rst NorthAmericanHQ in east Pugerville
Construction crews began work in March on the site for the future Switch data center adjacent to the Dell Technologies global headquarters campus in Round Rock. This is the rst phase of site devel- opment, according to city of Round Rock Assistant Director of Planning and Development Bradley Dushkin. Crews are carrying out utility reloca- tions and excavation for underground stormwater detention. Dushkin said crews should begin work on the rest of the Switch site in two to three months. Switch is a high-performing computing technology infrastructure company, and its Tier 5 data center in Round Rock will be its fth campus, called The Rock. Robert Elliott, Switch senior vice president of government and public aairs, told Community Impact News- paper the project is anticipated to cost “hundreds of millions of investment” by the time it is fully built out. He also said the project is anticipated to create over 100 temporary and permanent
BY CARSON GANONG
Israel-based electric vehicle tech- nology company REE Automotive plans to open its rst North Amer- ican headquarters and integration center in Pugerville following action by city ocials. On March 22, Pugerville City Council approved an economic development performance agree- ment between the Pugerville Community Development Corp. and REE Automotive. The agreement will provide up to $1 million in grants to REE provided the company invests $24.75 million and creates 125 full-time jobs over an eight-year period. “REE’s North American head- quarters and integration center is an excellent t for our diverse and talented workforce ... and provides growth opportunities for the state
of Texas electric vehicle industry as a whole,” PCDC Executive Director Amy Madison said in a release announcing the project. The headquarters will occupy a 120,000-square-foot building in the One Thirty Business Park, located near the intersection of East Pecan Street and SH 130. The announcement states REE plans to begin production in 2023.
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