Skybox Datacenters has started construction on Skybox Legacy, a multi-phase, 21-acre campus located in Plano, TX. The first phase of the development is a 150,000-square-foot, 25-megawatt, purpose-built data center that will be completed in October 2016.
Legacy One will be one of the only data centers in Texas that qualifies for House Bill 1223, which can provide industry-leading data center sales and use tax abatements for large data center users across their servers, power, infrastructure and operations.
“We believe there is incredible untapped potential when it comes to Texas, House Bill 1223 and large purpose-built data centers,” said Rob Morris, Managing Partner at Skybox Datacenters. “Skybox is excited about the possibilities here for large users, integrators and cloud providers that want to operate in one of the most populous states in the country while maintaining an extremely low and nationally competitive total cost of operations.”
The first phase of the project, Skybox Legacy One, will offer initial power delivery of 25 megawatts, dual-fed from two separate substations, with campus expansion capacity of up to 350,000 square feet and 60-megawatts in one or more facilities.
“The demand for large data center environments continues to grow here in North Texas at a pace greater than the market can supply,” said Curt Holcomb, Executive Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle’s Data Center Solutions practice. “We believe users see the value in space that is readily available when they are comparing their options against other markets nationally. Texas continues to benefit from our ability to build quickly when compared against other Tier-1 markets.”
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