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$548M data center coming to Pflugerville

(Skybox Datacenters)

Skybox Datacenters, a national data center development firm, is building a 141,000-square-foot data center in Pflugerville that will invest $548 million into the city.

An economic development performance agreement between the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. and Skybox was approved by Pflugerville City Council on Tuesday for the northeast corner of New Meister Lane and Meister Lane; construction is expected to begin by the end of the year.

Skybox, which is headquartered in Dallas, will receive an expansion grant of up to $1.58 million over a 10-year period as part of the agreement. The grant will be awarded if the data firm completes the facility by Jan. 1, 2024, secures at least one tenant and certify a minimum investment of $50 million.

“Skybox is excited to launch our newest data center facility in Pflugerville, which offers innovative, sustainable and adaptable turn-key and powered shell solutions that will benefit our enterprise and hyperscale customers in Austin and across the country,” Skybox CEO Rob Morris said.


Austin's airport consumer satisfaction drops from a year ago, below Texas peers

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Flyers are less satisfied with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport than a year ago, a new study shows.

Research firm J.D. Power placed ABIA at No. 15 on a list ranking overall customer satisfaction at large airports, a slip from last year’s spot at No. 7. Other Texas airports secured rankings ahead of Austin, with Dallas Love Field at third, Houston Hobby at eight, and San Antonio International Airport at ninth.

Dallas/Ft. Worth ranked eight in the "mega airport" category.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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