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Altoona OKs expanding US$1.5 billion data centre project

A proposed US$1.5 billion data centre in the Des Moines suburb of Altoona has expanded to 1.4 million sq ft, under a revised site plan approved by city officials. A planning and zoning commission unanimously approved a new plan last week by a still-unnamed company. It calls for expanding building plans by nearly 300,000 sq ft, according to local media reports.

The new site plan _ under the codename Catapult Data Center -  has three data centre buildings that would be each 466,500 sq ft for a total of 1.4 million sq ft. "We're talking about a building that is about three times bigger than anything else in town," said Altoona City Planner Chad Quick. The newspaper reported the original site plan proposed one building be 350,000 square feet, and two buildings be 380,000 sq ft.

Source: Quad City Times

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