A company currently doing business in Nebraska with plans of launching a new division plans to build a US$200 million data centre project in Papillion. Details surrounding the company remained scarce Tuesday as the Papillion City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would rezone a 152-acre plot. The land at 114th Street and Cornhusker Road is where
the 100,000-sq ft data centre - code name: “Project Photon” - would be located.
The project already is assured of tax incentives because of legislation passed this year to help lure data centres. It's unknown exactly how many jobs would be created by the project, but an attorney for the company told the Papillion Planning Commission last week that there will be “a small number of skilled positions with high-paying wages.” The parcel of land for the project is owned by Clatterbuck Properties of Bellevue. The development company has been in negotiations with a real estate broker in Texas who is representing the mystery company, but a sale has not yet been completed. Brent Clatterbuck, an official at Clatterbuck Properties, said the two sides have been going back-and-forth on how much of the 152-acre parcel the company is going to buy. “I would say there's a little better than 50-50 shot of it going forward,” he said. “Right now, there are just some decisions that need to be made. They're doing their due diligence.”
Source: Lexington Clipper Herald