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Old 04-26-2007, 10:02 AM
 
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That would be nice to have a corp. type center on Walzem...might add more night life to the area and kick out some of the crime thats has anchored down....but what does Rack-whatever specialize in....and to have a USAA type compound ....ok lets just get them here first...

 
Old 04-26-2007, 10:20 AM
 
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Rackspace is a managed hosting company - they providing server hosting services for companies' websites, servers, email, etc. The mysanantonio.com article the pp posted goes into more detail about what they do and how much they've grown in just a few years.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 11:10 AM
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Rackspace is already based in San Antonio, their HQ is off Datapoint Drive. However it seems they have out grown it and want to move. Windsor Park being one of the locations.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 04:33 PM
 
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it was on K12 today.....maybe sumthin really is gonna happend quick......http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantoni...tml?from_rss=1

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Old 04-15-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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it 'may' happen.., but that area will fester for a long time to come before it flips back over to a nice neighborhood!
 
Old 04-15-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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There is no demand for Class A office space nor more new houses. Why build them if they are going to lay empty?

Give this 10 years to pan out.
 
Old 04-15-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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There is no demand for Class A office space nor more new houses. Why build them if they are going to lay empty?
What? Windcrest has a new subdivision going up. Subdivisions are being built nearby, within a mile. Class A office space will be in demand with Rackspace now in place.

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Give this 10 years to pan out.
5, 10 years, yeah. Moderator cut: off-topic

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Old 04-15-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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What? Windcrest has a new subdivision going up. Subdivisions are being built nearby, within a mile. Class A office space will be in demand with Rackspace now in place.

5, 10 years, yeah. Moderator cut: off-topic
10 years is what I have always said Moderator cut: off-topic!

I am pulling for the area.. I love the area.., I came from the area.., and it was/is sad to see it in the state it has been in for over a decade!

My point was that this is not going to happen overnight. There is a wound in NE san antonio that needs to heal. Maybe a generation or so. At least a decade away. NE means gangs and gunshots. That is all.

One more point.., why in the heck do you equate Rackspace with office space? They have all the office space they will ever need in the mall now.

Businesses are not going to flock to the area just because their data centers are there.., just the opposite.. they will want to be as far away from their datacenters as possible.., as we learned in NYC back in '01. Now most major corporations datacenters are in the middle of the country buried in a hillside!

Windcrest is a little island in the middle.., but drive around the neighborhood and there is decay wider than is in your spellchecker.

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Old 04-16-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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So we all agree that RackSpace is a GOOD thing though?

As opposed to what other business would be more suitable for the developing neighborhood?
 
Old 04-16-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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It is a good thing absolutely!

Moderator cut: off-topic

When in reality it is going to take a lot more than one business locating several hundred middle income call center workers and a couple dozen middle management staff, plus a handful of execs to a dead mall is just the first layer in the onion of NE SA revitalization.

More taxes for Windcrest as well. More Police officers, more patrol cars to expand into the new developments associated with this proposal.

Let's keep a focus on the word 'proposal'. That is all this is at the moment. Rackspace is in.., what next in reality vs. what is being proposed. Adding trees and wider sidewalks to what was Walzem road is not a quick fix either.

Just give it some time people!

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