A new data center company is proposing building a number of data centers across Connecticut, starting with Wallingford, some 90 miles northeast of New York.
Gotspace Data Partners LLC, a Groton, Connecticut-based company, is looking to develop data centers across the state in Wallingford, Groton, Norwich, Griswold, and Bozrah.
The company this week gave a presentation to Wallingford’s Economic Development Commission about its plans. It is assessing two potential sites in the area; a 57-acre plot near Interstate 91 and Route 68 for a two-story 157,000 sq ft (14,500 sqm) data center on a 672,344 sq ft (62,400 sqm) campus; or a same-size data center on a 313,672 sq ft (29,100 sqm) campus on a much larger 205-acre plot bordering Meriden, Tankwood Road and Route 15. Both sites would have a capacity of 32MW.
“Economically, it's a pretty good deal for Wallingford,” said Len Fasano, an attorney representing Gotspace during a town meeting this week.
According to filings, GotSpace was founded in January of 2021 in Boston. Real estate developer Thomas Quinn and Nicholas Fiorillo are listed as partners of the company. Currently, it is yet to deliver any data centers.
“We have a good opportunity here in Connecticut to bring forward what would be considered a new corridor for data in the region,” Quinn said during the meeting.
Connecticut state governor Ned Lamont recently signed a new data center tax exemption bill which provides sales and use tax as well as property exemptions on qualifying data centers, as well as an exemption for financial transactions taxes that the state may impose in the future, for periods of 20 or 30 years terms, depending on the size and location of the data center investment.