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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earthling wrote:
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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.

They will most likely be designed to withstand a tornado. One unmarked data center not far from these near KCI was designed to withstand a 737 landing on it and not shut down.

I was told 5 years ago that near the airport is becoming a popular location for data centers as its an area that has access to multiple power grids and multiple fiber grids, and I think multiple gas lines for their backup generators so companies that want their systems to never go offline want to go there which is why multiple big banking/financial institutions have already located their data centers in this area of KC.

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Multibillion-dollar KC data center would be one of world's largest
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... -park.html
Fully built, each phase would involve an estimated capital investment of $1.6 billion to $2 billion, Ashlynn Horras, development project manager with Diode Ventures, told the Kansas City Business Journal.

Each data center building is expected to hire 30 employees on average, which Horras said would be a "core team" of high-paying IT jobs, plus support staff in security, maintenance and landscaping.

She said the developer also would grant an easement for the city to build multi-use trails around the park's perimeter once officials connect their existing trail network to the property.
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Golden Plains Technology Park is positioned to "support the growing demand of data, cloud and other hosting services" while "(boosting) the economy with increased business from Fortune 100 companies," according to Diode's submission.
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Companies such as Apple, Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft own and operate such hyperscale centers.
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Diode plans to finish its rezoning process before beginning to review incentives for its data center, she said, "but then we would be looking to the data center projects that the Kansas City area markets for their incentives."
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In July 2019, the Port Authority of Kansas City authorized issuing privately backed Chapter 68 bonds for Google's $600 million data center in Hunt Midwest Business Park, amounting to as much as $25 billion over 35 years.

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The City Plan Commission gave Diode Ventures LLC the green light for its 882.5-acre development plan for Golden Plains Technology Park, at the northwest corner of Interstate 435 and U.S. Highway 169.

Diode Ventures will discuss incentives for the data center at a later time, Hardin said, noting that the specific requests would be based on each operator tenant's site needs.
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... ssion.html

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one of 5 construction lead links for phase 1.project in schematic design. https://www.construction.com/projects/d ... ilding-1-2

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https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... eatch.html'
Plans call for the park to accommodate 6.75 million square feet of data center space — nine times the combined square footage of the 19 largest area data centers now on the Kansas City Business Journal’s List. Put another way, each of the three planned phases will have nearly double the 106 megawatts of combined capacity of the 19 data centers on the List.

Golden Plains Technology Park is planned for 882 acres at the northwest corner of Interstate 435 and U.S. Highway 169 in Kansas City’s Northland. The City Plan Commission recommended approval of Diode Ventures’ development plan and rezoning on June 16. The City Council is scheduled to review the plans at its July 9 meeting.

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