A Teradata employee confirmed my rumor tweet last night: “Yes, apparently so! We just heard this week. The plan is to move by the end of the year but I don’t believe they have started the building yet!”
What the county promised wouldn’t happen- the cannibalization of existing business to the new “mecca” at Austin Road is now confirmed. Teradata’s facility isn’t even 10 years old- (maybe 5) and it’s time to move to a property owned by developers RG Properties. One has to wonder why there wasn’t a bid to try to move them back to the NCR HQ building- even along with UDRI- the building has to work for them- and it would help the region by:
- Returning high paying jobs to the central city
- not increasing the amount of commercial space (we’re overbuilt already)
- and of course, snubbing NCR who took GA money and ran.
Until we cut down the amount of vacant commercial space, there should be a moratorium on new- or require at least square foot foot for square foot demolition of old for permits to build new.