Lincoln Rackhouse Logo

Digital Realty’s new billion-dollar data center in Garland will be one of North Texas’ largest

By: Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor

Dallas-Fort Worth’s booming data center market is getting another major project.

California-based Digital Realty will build the $1 billion high-tech campus near Bush Turnpike in Garland.

The development will be located on a more than 47-acre site at 1702 West Campbell Road and will be constructed in three $350 million phases.

“After many months of hard work and collaboration, we are extremely excited to partner with Digital Realty on this exciting new data center campus project and look forward to many years of assisting them to grow and prosper in Garland,” David Gwin, Garland’s Director of Economic Development, said in a statement.

The Digital Realty project is the second major data center development on the way in Garland.

RagingWire Data Centers just opened the first phase of a $389 million data center campus, which is located at 2008 Lookout Road and near the Digital Realty project site.

RagingWire Data Centers plans to develop 1 million square feet of data center space in five phases at its Garland campus.

Digital Realty has 156 data centers in 11 countries.

And the company already has more than a dozen North Texas locations.

D-FW is considered the country’s second largest data center market, with more than 200 megawatts of facilities.

Developers are scrambling to add additional projects to meet the growing demand brought by population growth and business relocations.

Facebook’s $1 billion data center in North Fort Worth is currently the largest. And another 1.4 million square-foot data center planned in Allen by CyrusOne is being built in three phases.

Digital Realty's new data center in Garland will be in the same are where RagingWire Data Centers just opened its first phase.(City of Garland)
Digital Realty’s new data center in Garland will be in the same area where RagingWire Data Centers just opened its first phase.
(City of Garland)