Posted By Rich Miller On February 10, 2009 @ 7:39 am In Regional Markets | No Comments
The Koman Group is working with officials in Boone County, Missouri to develop a 192-acre tract as a data center, according to local media reports. Koman was one of the developers of a huge speculative project in Illinois  that was later leased by Microsoft and will soon become one of the world’s largest data centers .
Koman is working with property owner Grindstone Investments, the city of Columbia and regional development agencies to gain necessary approvals to rezone the land for use as a data center. “One of the targeted industries for Columbia, Boone County and the state is data centers,” Chad Sayre, project engineer with Allstate Consultants, told The Missourian .
The Ewing Industrial Park is a “high-electricity area” with a 500,000 gallon water tower and existing fiber optic lines, local officials said. The site’s proximity to a landfill is another reason why the location might be more appropriate for a low-employment site such as a data center, they added. The Columbia Planning Department will consider the rezoning requests in March. Koman and Grindstone have indicated an interest in building a 150,000 square foot data center at the site.
The Koman Group  has developed over $900 million in new projects in the St. Louis and the surrounding area over the past 15 years.
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URLs in this post:
 speculative project in Illinois: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/05/31/huge-spec-data-center-planned-in-chicago/
 largest data centers: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/04/01/microsoft-embraces-data-center-containers/
 The Missourian: http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2009/02/09/new-data-center-finds-location/
 The Koman Group: http://www.komangroup.com/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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