Stream Data Centers has commenced construction on 3 MW of fully commissioned critical infrastructure and 35,000 square feet of raised-floor data hall space in its Chicago I facility. This represents the first phase of data center improvements, which will ultimately total 15 MW’s and 70,000 square feet of data hall space, and will be ready for service in the 2nd quarter of 2020. This project will convert the existing powered shell in the Elk Grove Village area of Chicago into a turnkey hyperscale space.
“The Chicago data center market continues to see surging demand for turnkey data center solutions from a mix of companies that generally have tight deployment timelines,” says Robert Kennedy, Co-Managing Partner at Stream Data Centers. “Our Chicago I facility in Elk Grove Village provides our customers with an option for immediate deployment with significant expansion capabilities.”
Chicago has always been one of the nation’s premier data center markets, and demand should only be enhanced through new tax incentives recently passed by the state of Illinois. Designed to boost development, data center investments of $250 million or more that create 20 high-paid full-time jobs can now qualify for state and local tax exemptions lasting 10 years. Thanks to this type of regulatory advancement, the Elk Grove Village area will continue to be a thriving hub for wholesale providers and single-tenant data centers.
Key features of the Chicago I facility include:
- Newly constructed, free-standing hyperscale data center
- Redundant 22 MW utility feeds from separate substations
- Top performing electric reliability in a nationally competitive energy market
- Rich mix of connectivity providers
- Outside FEMA’s 500-year flood plain
- Convenient location just 22 miles from downtown Chicago