Chicago, Illinois

CenterPoint Properties planned to develop a new data center facility on approximately 410,000 sf of land in a development which also includes a high-end 600-key hotel, retail, commercial, and residential structures. ESD was chosen to provide the master plan for the data center facility and was later commissioned to produce the designs.

The facility will have the option of 300,000 sf of additional white space on the first floor. Each floor is designed to have two suites capable of accommodating 1.8mW of critical power for 150 w/sf and approximately 520 tons of cooling. The suites will be capable of accommodating up to about 350 racks with hot/cold aisle configuration as well as the ability to accommodate containment when needed or desired. The facility will have direct access to long haul fiber, and 13 carriers are in close proximity to the site.