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TierPoint To Build Third DFW Data Center

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TierPoint’s Fort Worth data center | Image by TierPoint

A Missouri company plans to start constructing its third data center in North Texas next month after acquiring a 208,000-square-foot property in Fort Worth.

TierPoint is converting the vacant space at 13701 Independence Pkwy. near State Highway 170 into 45,000 square feet of data center production space, with 5 MW of power available.

“We’re experiencing exceptionally strong demand for data center services and this new, world-class facility greatly enhances our ability to answer that demand,” TierPoint chairman and CEO Jerry Kent stated in a January 8 press release.

“We’re in active, late-stage conversations with multiple companies that have an interest in the facility, which — in addition to supporting traditional colocation needs — is a future landing spot for the large-scale, high-density colocation services required for artificial intelligence and other compute-intensive, GPU-accelerated workloads.”

The company describes itself as a “leading provider of secure, connected IT platform solutions that power the digital transformation of thousands of clients, from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises.”

“Production space and power are both scalable, including 8 MW in the near-term and 18 MW long-term,” the press release noted.

TierPoint also operates data centers in 17 other states. In Texas, its portfolio includes operations in Allen and Dallas, with a combined square footage of 98,000. According to a state filing, the Fort Worth project has a projected construction cost of $2 million and an estimated completion date of May 2025.

North Texas continues to draw data center operators from outside the state, including QTS Realty Trust. The Dallas Express reported earlier in April that the Kanas-based company plans to build its fourth data center at its Irving campus later this year — a two-story, 210,755-square-foot facility that includes office space and site improvements.

QTS already operates three data centers at the 56-acre Irving campus. Once a semiconductor plant, it will eventually cover about 2 million square feet. Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the country’s fastest-growing markets for data centers, with Google planning to build a $600 million property in Red Oak, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Aligned Data Centers is also expected to build a 450,000-square-foot facility in Plano to add to its Dallas-area inventory after the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request for a specific use permit for an electrical substation near the 44-acre site.

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