An unnamed data center developer is planning a new campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Gazette reports Heaviside LLC is planning to develop a $576 million data center campus along 76th Avenue SW and Edgewood Road SW in the Big Cedar Industrial Center.

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Site of Heaviside's proposed data center campus – Google Maps

Cedar Rapids, in Linn County, is located around 120 miles east of Des Moines. It is not traditionally a large data center market.

Details on the project specifications weren’t shared. The company behind Heaviside and any planned end customer are unclear at this time.

Heaviside is seeking city and state financial incentives for the project, which would create at least 30 jobs once in operation. The company is seeking a 20-year, 70 percent tax exemption from the state alongside a 20-year, 75 percent tax exemption from the city.

The earliest Iowa Economic Development Authority board meeting where the requests would be considered is March 15. City staff have recommended approving the proposals.

Construction is anticipated to start within three years of the development agreement taking effect.

Owned by Alliant Energy, the Big Cedar Industrial Center, is a 1.390-acre industrial site. A brochure from the energy firm suggests the site currently has 85MW of excess capacity, with opportunities for future substations to take the whole center to 1.2GW.