Golden Plains Technology Park

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KCtoBrooklyn wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:09 pm
On the CPC Docket for May 5th:
–Project Diode & Project Velvet –Request to rezone
approximately 882 acres generally located at the northwest quadrant of MO Hwy

169 and Interstate 435 from Districts R-80 (Residential 80) and AG-R (Agricultural-
Residential) to District MPD (Master Planned Development) and approve a

development plan for a data center.

“Golden Plains Technology Park” is the official name.
Diode Ventures (Black Veach) is the applicant.
6.75 million SqFt of data centers.
$2 billion construction cost.

Hike + Bike trail along perimeter.

https://www.diodeventures.com/gptp


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That would become one of the largest data center complexes in the world, though this list is a bit dated...
https://www.racksolutions.com/news/data ... ers-world/

Am surprised they don't go underground given the much lower cooling costs and more tornado resistant.
Could bring close to 500 high paying employees.

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One thing that KC and STL have going for it as data center hubs are major central points for internet longhaul backbone routes. KC has about a dozen longhaul carriers...
http://www.missouripartnership.com/wp-c ... ters-2.pdf
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earthling wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 2:56 am
That would become one of the largest data center complexes in the world, though this list is a bit dated...
https://www.racksolutions.com/news/data ... ers-world/

Am surprised they don't go underground given the much lower cooling costs and more tornado resistant.
Could bring close to 500 high paying employees.
Good point about caves. I wonder if the shared space makes it a no go? It looks like these people want to be isolated by great distances and behind many walls. Another issues could be the fact that the caves like to leak

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^There are already data centers in Hunt Midwest so they apparently can manage leaks. Seems lower risk than getting hit by tornado, and major energy savings.

Looking at their other DC project in Virginia, could take a year to start construction and 5+ years to build out entirely, though first building could open in 2-3 years. Would expect them to target Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, etc. And Google may decide to use this instead of the one near Hunt Midwest.

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earthling wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 8:49 am
Would expect them to target Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, etc. And Google may decide to use this instead of the one near Hunt Midwest.
This was posted by hobo digital on urbanstl.

"^Yes, quite a few DCs in KC/STL already but not massive ones targeting FAANG companies and big 3 cloud providers. KC has an AWS Direct Connect node (11th/Grand) and many Amazon warehouses but no AWS DCs yet in KC or STL. AWS doesn't have any 'regions' between OH and W Coast so could see them possibly establishing a new one out of this complex. Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure also have catching up to do with AWS so could see them considering this complex too at some point.

There are only a few DCs in world over 6M sqft, though there could be more by the time this is built"

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^Yours truly. 8)

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We need to poach the amazon logistics back offices

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