Facebook Buys More Land Near Massive Alliance Data Center

Facebook is in the midst of building a massive $1 billion, three-building data center campus in Hillwood’s AllianceTexas development in Fort Worth, but being gigantic may not be big enough.

Menlo Park, California-based Facebook expanded its land holdings around the site by nearly 40 acres in December, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Facebook said the additional 39.4 acres will give it the option to expand the 110-acre facility at Texas 170 and Park Vista Boulevard. The adjacent land Facebook acquired is at Texas 170 and independence Parkway inside the 18,000-acre AllianceTexas development.

Facebook will power the facility through wind-generated electricity, an innovation in the data center industry.

Facebook broke ground on the data center complex in July, and plans three 250,000-square-foot buildings at the site. It will power the facility through wind-generated electricity, an innovation in the data center industry.

The additional acreage will allow Facebook to expand beyond the the original three buildings, the Star-Telegram said.

Facebook’s foray into North Texas has drawn considerable excitement from regional leaders who see it as a magnet for other companies considering operations in DFW.

AllianceTexas is home to more than 425 companies, according to Hillwood’s website.

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