Tract is planning a large new data center park in Eagle Mountain, Utah.

The company, which describes itself as a developer of master-planned data center parks, this week announced that it has completed the acquisition of more than 668 acres of land in Eagle Mountain.

– Tract

The land sits within the Regional Technology Innovation (RTI) Overlay, which allows for by-right use for data centers and reportedly has an ‘expedited administrative review processes’ for site plans and permits.

Tract said it is working with Rocky Mountain Power to deliver more than 400MW via new transmission infrastructure by 2028. Site location, along with potential building number and specifications, haven’t been shared.

The campus is identified as ‘Project Tripletail’ on the Economic Development Corporation of Utah’s website, which suggests a potential investment of up to $7 billion. Triptail is mentioned in Eagle Mountain Council meeting minutes back in April 2023.

“Data centers continue to migrate to campus deployments and the building blocks for land and power are getting bigger to keep pace with the underlying demand,” said Graham Williams, chief investment officer of Tract. “Building on Utah’s data center sales tax exemption and low power rates, Eagle Mountain has distinguished itself through thoughtful planning and having sufficient contiguous land to meet the campus needs of tomorrow. We appreciate the partnership with the city and look forward to accelerating responsible infrastructure for data center development.”

Tract is led by Grant van Rooyen, president of the van Rooyen Group. News of the company surfaced in 2022 – at the time it had reportedly identified 40,000 acres of potential investment sites. It officially launched last year with plans for a 2GW, 2,200-acre development in Reno, Nevada. A 46-building data center campus outside Richmond, Virginia, is also in the works.

Eagle Mountain in Utah County is located south of Salt Lake City. Meta has a large data center campus in the city, currently spanning five buildings, with more planned.

“We identified data centers early on as a way to employ residents, pay for the infrastructure of our growing city, and form partnerships to strengthen this close-knit community,” said Tom Westmoreland, mayor of Eagle Mountain. “Beyond the fiscal impact, our new technology neighbors have been great additions to our community, and we look forward to working with partners like Tract to develop new campuses and expand our emergence as a tech hub while maintaining our small-town charm.”

US data center firm Cologix was founded by the van Rooyen Group and ColCap in 2010. Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners acquired a majority stake in the company in 2017.

“We appreciate Tract’s leadership in minimizing water impact, as well as their innovative approaches to powering their campuses,” said Scott Cuthbertson, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “Resource-conscious data center expansion can help ensure economic prosperity for the State of Utah, today and in the future.”

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