Google has submitted its first project plan for a data center in Northland at Hunt Midwest Business Center in Kansas City, reports BizJournal.

Google Kansas City plot
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The project plan represents the first details for the proposed data center campus. It will be developed over four phases and feature several ancillary buildings for a total of 1.435 million sq ft (133,316 sqm) of floor space.

The plot of land being developed is 315.3 acres and is located northeast of Parvin Road and Arlington Avenue.

JE Dunn Construction and Global Earthwork & Underground presented Google's plans as a confidential data center project at a KC Downtowners luncheon. That presentation suggested that the first phase will employ more than 500 "craft workers."

Scheduling for the different phases has not been shared beyond plans for the campus to grow "year over year."

The first phase data center will be at the intersection of Parvin Road and Arlington Avenue, where Shalerock LLC (the pseudonym under which Google is filing) is currently attempting to gain approval for a $8.5m private grading plan and public storm sewer pipe extension for 71.2 acres.

The project application shortly follows planning applications made by the company in September 2023, while the land was purchased in two transactions, one in 2019 and another in December 2021.

The City Plan Commission will review the site plan on November 7. The Federal Aviation Administration has already given permission for a construction crane at a data center at the location between November and February.

Meta is also developing a campus nearby in Golden Plains Park. The company is committing more than $800m to the data center.

Google is also looking to develop data center campuses in Texas and Nebraska, and has started works on another in Mesa, Arizona. The company has opened a dozen data centers across the US between 2006 and 2019, representing a total investment of around $17.5 billion.