There's been a boom in new data center development in Silicon Valley, with particularly strong activity in Santa Clara. It's been a different story in San Francisco, which has had strong leasing activity in existing carrier hotels and data centers (especially Digital Realty's 200 Paul Avenue and 365 Main), but little in the way of new data center development.
Earlier this month Cardiff Mason Development began seeking data center tenants for 1828 Egbert, a 120,000 square foot San Francisco facility. The four-story property features 32,000 square feet of space on each of the top three floors, and 23,000 square feet on the ground floor. The site is configured for 14 megawatts of power.
"We are primarily seeking tenants who will lease the shell space and build out the space themselves," said Rosemary Jensen of CalPacific Investment Properties, which is marketing the site. Jensen noted that 1828 Egbert has approvals from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (AQMD) for up to 16 2-megawatt generators at the site. "Generator permits are huge in San Francisco," she said.
The facility was originally built for telecom use. Teleglobe leased two floors of the building in 2001, but shuttered its data centers and filed for bankruptcy in 2002. The building was shifted to alternate uses, including storage. But with the recent resurgence of the industry, the Egbert Avenue building is once again seeking data center tenants.