The land deal for State Farm’s planned regional hub data center in suburban Dallas has closed, according to numerous local reports. The news comes after months of planning negotiations between the insurance giant and local government planners.
Terms of the 23-acre land deal were not disclosed.
State Farm submitted plans to build the new 129,000-sq ft facility – known as Project Black Flag – in October of last year. The one-story data center will serve State Farm's new regional corporate campus in Richardson, Texas, and is part of the Dallas suburb’s CityLine mixed-use development project. Currently under construction, the new regional hub will house approximately 8000 State Farm employees.
Work on the data center has already started, with developer KDC and Holder Construction breaking ground at the site last week. KDC has been developing the entire State Farm campus; the 15-acre data center is being designed by Dallas-based Corgan Architects, along with the rest of the insurance company’s regional hub.