Stream Data Centers says it has acquired a new 208,000-sq. ft. industrial property set for redevelopment in Elk Grove Village and will begin building a new data center on the site in February 2021.
“The new Chicago II data center will provide 30,000 sq. ft. of turnkey-ready capacity initially, with an ultimate total capacity of 130,000 sq. ft. and 32 MW,” the company said in a Dec. 8 statement. The project is scheduled to be ready for “early occupancy” in the third quarter of next year.
The new property is near Stream Data Centers’ recently completed Chicago I facility. The data center also capitalizes on tax exemptions applied to data center construction and equipment by Illinois lawmakers in 2019. The state implemented the sales tax incentives to attract new IT and construction jobs while growing the digital economy in Illinois.
“Elk Grove Village understands the unique needs and complexities of developing large scale data center projects,” Chris Kincaid, Stream’s senior vice-president of design and construction, said in the statement. “That knowledge combined with ComEd’s infrastructure and reliable ability to deliver electric utility capacity gives us great confidence in our ability to deliver this large scale project in 2021.”