Future Allen Campus Would Be CyrusOne's Largest Texas Data Center

Zoning Commission to review company's development plan for 65-acre property

Karen Riccio

May 2, 2017

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Future Allen Campus Would Be CyrusOne's Largest Texas Data Center
CyrusOne’s Phoenix I data center in Chandler, Arizona (Photo: CyrusOne)

Although the 65-plus acres of land in Allen, Texas, is zoned for agriculture, CyrusOne doesn’t plan on growing anything there except its burgeoning data center business.

The Dallas Business Journal reported on Monday that the company is proposing to build what could be one of the largest data center campuses in Texas, just outside of Dallas.

According to the plans filed with the City of Allen Planning and Zoning Commission, “The Concept Plan shows three separate data center buildings to be constructed in three phases. The building on Phase I will be 350,950 square feet; the building on Phase II will be 619,100 square feet; and the building on Phase III will be 412,800 square feet, for a total of 1,382,850± square feet.”

The data center buildings have been designed with two floors and will have a maximum height of 56 feet. The assets will be projected by concrete walls measuring between eight and 20 feet.

See also: Cyrus One Expands North Texas Data Center

The vote by the commission is expected today. If approved, this will be the eleventh and largest facility owned and operated by CyrusOne in Texas.

Meanwhile, construction on the last two buildings in its Carrollton campus in North Texas is underway. Upon completion, it will accommodate up to 670,000 square feet of data center space and total about 80 MW. In the last 18 months alone, Cyrus One says it has doubled the amount of people managing the operations there.

Its other Texas campuses are located in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. The company also has data centers on both coasts of the US and in the Midwest. Its international footprint consists of data centers in Singapore and the UK.

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