Both NTT and Digital Realty are planning new data centers in the Garland area of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

The two companies this month have filed applications for new facilities with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation in the city, on two plots within a mile of one another.

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Digital Realty is planning a ‘one-story, 181,200 square feet (16,800 sqm) core and shell data center' at 1505 Ferris Road. The development is known as ‘Project Gold Garland.'

The company aims to invest $59.4 million on the project, which is due to run from February 2023 to August 2024.

Digital Realty currently has 13 data centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area around Carrollton, Garland, Richardson, and Dallas. It also owns one each in Houston and Austin. It also operates a campus in Lewisville, where it recently filed to build another facility.

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The company first announced plans for a campus in Garland on W Campell Road in 2017 and an expansion in 2018. The new facility will be located adjacent to the existing site on a plot of land to the south.

Meanwhile, NTT is planning a 229,500 square foot (21,300 sqm) data center building at 2008 Lookout Drive adjacent to its existing facility, which is within a mile of Digital Realty’s campus.

The company aims to invest around $110 million in the project, known as NTT GDCA-PDC TX2. Construction is slated to begin in November 2022 and end in January 2024.

The former RagingWire site currently has one 230,000 sq ft building that opened in 2017. The 42-acre campus in Garland reportedly has space for up to five buildings, offering 1.5 million sq ft (139,350 sqm) of space, and a total of 80MW.

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