Facebook Is Growing Its Huge Datacenter Campus in North Fort Worth

Facebook is still busy building its $1 billion datacenter in North Fort Worth.And the mega social media firm recently increases the size of its property by almost 50 percent in the AllianceTexas development in Tarrant County.Construction started on the 4-phase datacenter development back in mid 2015.The project in North Fort Worth is one of several regional datacenters in the U.S. that Facebook uses to power its huge online social networking site.Originally the company had a 110-acre tract on State Highway 170 near Interstate 35W.Fort Worth and Tarrant County governments provided more than $100 million in economic incentives to land the Facebook deal.Commercial real estate firm JLL reports that Facebook purchased another 50 acres next door to eventually grow its datacenter campus there.Dallas-Fort Worth was the fourth fastest growing datacenter market in the country in 2016, according to a recent report by JLL.The D-FW area was behind Northern Virginia, Northern California and Chicago in datacenter demand last year.  Continue reading...

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