Switch is building another data center outside Austin in Rock Round, Texas.
Round Rock City Council this week unanimously approved the rezoning of 32.48 acres north of Louis Henna Boulevard and east of Greenlawn Boulevard on October 26, paving the way for a new data center by Switch, Inc.
The size and capacity of the new building was not shared.
Switch currently has another data center campus under construction less than a mile away on a plot east of South Mays Street and north of Dell Way.
Round Rock Council’s announcement said the latest rezoning transitions the property from the C-1 (General Commercial) zoning district to a PUD (Planned Unit Development) zoning district. Staff had recommended approval.
The newly rezoned tract is undeveloped and was previously a part of Dell’s Campus. Planning documents report Switch aims to develop a data center, electric substation, and communications tower.
First announced in 2021, Switch's 'The Rock' data center in Texas will span 1.5 million square feet (140,000 sqm), and was first approved by the local council in July 2021. The campus is on land adjacent to a number of Dell-owned facilities.
2021 also saw Switch acquire Texan provider Data Foundry, taking over four multi-tenant data centers; three in the Austin campus and one in Houston.
DigitalBridge-owned Switch also operates its other large 'Prime' data center campuses in Reno, Las Vegas; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Atlanta, Georgia. The company recently filed for a second Atlanta campus known as the Keep 2.
A number of operators have a presence around Austin, while Sabey is also building a campus in Round Rock on the site of a now-demolished Sears Teleserv building.