Google acquires hundreds of acres of land within Kansas City for potential large-scale data center development.
After more than two years of silence, the search engine giant seems to be interested in building the data center campus in Kansas City.
According to Kansas City Business Journal, back in 2019, Google acquired 78.9 acres of land within Hunt Midwest Business Center, northeast of Parvin Road and Arlington Avenue. And now in 2021, the company acquired another 236.4 acres of land which is just north of Hunt Midwest.
A Google spokesperson said the company plans to build a data center in Kansas City, Mo., and for the same, it has already acquired land within the region.
Though the company doesn’t have any confirmed timeline for the site, it wants to make sure that they have added options while their business demand it, the spokesperson added.
Since 2019, Google was actively looking to build a $600 million data center on the 78 acres of land it acquired. At that point in time, the Port Authority of Kansas City issued up to $25 billion in privately backed Chapter 68 bonds over a 35-year period, covering a property tax exemption.
This month, Google announced the opening of the Cloud region in Santiago, Chile.
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