A Data Center expert has shared his opinion that Pennsylvania is a great location to build a data center, but for some reason no one wants to build there. Data Center Dynamics covers a possible change with Bethlehem, PA giving permit approval.
City green-lights 300,000-sq-ft Pennsylvania build
Facility to be built for data center services firm
Published 11th February, 2011 by Yevgeniy Sverdlik
This week a US real-estate developer received an approval from local planning authorities to build a 300,000-sq-ft data center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The city’s planning commission approved a preliminary site design on Thursday, according to a WFMZ report.
Majestic Realty has been trying for a while to build in Bethlehem.
However, Roski's 500-acre Majestic Bethlehem Center has been slower to develop because of the environmental cleanup costs that came with it. Roski spent eight years cutting through volumes of red tape and $8 million before he even owned it.
Two years ago, Roski came to Bethlehem to talk publicly about his project and affirm his commitment to the city. Majestic is proposing a business park of 7 million to 8 million square feet that would be home to 30 to 45 companies employing up to 5,000 people. His company leases buildings and generally doesn't sell them to tenants.
The company whose infrastructure the data center will support was not named, but the developer, Majestic Realty, said an announcement was to be expected in the near future.