Data center seeks incentives for north Fort Worth site

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It doesn’t have a Buc-ee’s, but the Fort Worth City Council also heard a presentation on a proposed data center site in the AllianceTexas area.

Robert Sturns, economic & business development manager for the city, said Winner LLC could build up to three 250,00 square foot data centers at a 150-acre site at the northeast corner of Park Vista and Highway 170. The company is considering Fort Worth and an out-of-state location, he said. There are several other data centers in the same area.

The incentive agreement calls for the company to earn $146.7 million rebates from real and business personal property taxes and a franchise fee with Oncor, over 20 years. The city would gain $48.6 million over 20 years. The incentive agreement is a potential determining factor in whether the company locates here, according to Sturns.

The project would come in three phases, with the first phase, an investment of $250 million in the initial data center and equipment by the end of 2017.

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The council will vote on that incentive package at the May 19 meeting.

Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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