Feature Photo: The Alamo Regional Security Operations Center will take up space in Building 940, seen here, at Port San Antonio. Image: Google Streets.
by Adolfo Pesquera
San Antonio (Bexar County) — A collaboration between three city government entities is generating a finish-out project for 20,363 square feet of an existing flex office building at Port San Antonio.
Port San Antonio recently announced that in concert with the City of San Antonio and the city-owned City Public Service utility company, the trio will be creating a home for the Alamo Regional Security Operations Center (ARSOC).
City Council on June 18 did its part with the passage of a resolution that pays out more than $2.7 million as a tenant improvement allowance on a 15-year lease. The ordinance states in part:
“City will contribute $1,205,895 and CPS Energy will contribute $1,500,000 towards the repayment of a $2,705,895 tenant improvement allowance provided by Port SA for the design and build out of the facility to include, among other specifications, the construction of offices, restrooms, demising walls, architectural plans, and other mutually agreed upon standard tenant improvements; and a sublease between City and CPS Energy to be entered upon commencement of the primary lease.”
The space is inside Building 940, southeast of Davy Crockett Road and North Frank Luke Drive (638 Davy Crockett), a building that was constructed by the inland port authority on speculation and was completed in shell condition in 2018.
Construction on the facility will be completed sometime in the first quarter of 2021, according to Craig Hopkins, chief information officer for the city of San Antonio.
ARSOC was created last year for the purpose of being better positioned to coordinate against cyber threats as experts from both organizations work side-by-side to simultaneously monitor online activities and defend against potential attacks.