Meta Moving To Kansas City

The data center is a big deal but maybe not as glamorous as many local tech watchers have predicted. 

Here's a peek at some newsworthy deets of the project . . .

The 375-acre site sits within the third of three data center zones in the Golden Plains Technology Park, which spans a total of 882.5 acres.

Those familiar with the project said Meta's interest in a data center around Kansas City dates back roughly five years. Facebook had scouted possible land sites on both sides of the state line, including in Clay, Platte, Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

"Site selection is a multi-year, complex process that takes a number of factors into account," Meta said on a company website dedicated to its data centers. "We look for shovel-ready sites with good access to fiber and renewable energy resources, a pool of talent for both construction and operations staff and good community partners."

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Status update: Meta/Facebook plans 375-acre Northland data center - Kansas City Business Journal

Meta, commonly known as Facebook, will occupy a highly anticipated data center in Kansas City's Northland. Known as Project Velvet, the site is about 375 acres with three data center buildings southwest of U.S. Highway 169 and NW 128th Street. Meta's tenancy has not been publicly announced, but multiple real estate sources said they were aware of its plans.