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Apple has filed their plans for a 500,000 square-foot Oregon datacenter

Apple files plans for Oregon-based datacenter, could be 500,000 square-foot

By Anthony Garreffa from Aug 17, 2012 @ 4:32 CDT

It was only back in April that we reported that Apple were investing heavily into an Oregon-based datacenter, putting up $250 million for the site. Well, now it seems that the Cupertino-based company has filed their plans with the city of Prineville, where its goal has been revealed for the datacenter.


The Oregon datacenter is to take up 500,000 square feet of datacenter space, which is around the same as Apple's Maiden, North Carolina facility. The Associated Press reports:

The plan shows two buildings with more than 500,000 square feet of what are described as "data halls," The Bend Bulletin reported Wednesday. The plan doesn't say when Apple might start building.

"They really didn't say how long they are looking at," Prineville senior planner Joshua Smith said.

A company spokeswoman, Kristin Huguet, referred Wednesday to the company's early statements on the development, which forecast "hiring dozens of people and bringing hundreds of construction jobs to the area" but didn't set a construction schedule.

The report also notes that Apple are partnering up Prineville on expanding the city's water supply by accessing a newly-discovered underground stream. Under the inked deal, Apple will help out converting some existing test wells into production wells in order to meet the company's needs, and beyond, with Prineville reimbursing Apple over time.


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