As speculated back in June, the data sharing tech company Citrix will indeed be moving into Raleigh's Warehouse District. Citrix will bring over 600 more workers downtown, including over 300 new jobs relative to their acquirement of Sharefile.
The company's new location will be in the old Dillon Supply Warehouse on the Northwest corner of Hargett and West streets. Citrix will be spending over $12 million on the project and from the looks of the renderings, this new building will bring a much needed breath of fresh air and life into this corner of downtown. Trees on the street, rooftop gardens and we even hear of a yoga studio up there.
Expect the Citrix addition to the Warehouse District to be the first of many to FINALLY start using these fantastic buildings that are prime for tech companies. Surely many of these buildings qualify for tax incentives as well which could be very inticing for companies with cash and the hope for tax breaks.
With Red Hat moving downtown as well, the next few years could see more companies looking our way and more downtown development and entertainment to accomodate these thousands of new (and likely young) employees.