Diode’s Golden Plains Technology Park Announced as Site of Meta’s New $800 Million Hyperscale Data Center
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (24 March 2022) – Technology giant, Meta, has announced its plan for a hyperscale datacenter at Diode Venture’s Golden Plains Technology Park in Kansas City, Missouri. Diode purchased the site located at the Northwest corner of Interstate 435 and Highway 169 in the northern mostly boundary of Kansas City, Missouri in August 2019 with the intent to develop it into a hyperscale datacenter campus.
As the developer, Diode worked to rezone the property to fit the hyperscale data center needs and worked alongside Meta’s local project company, Velvet Technologies, to secure a competitive incentive package for data center businesses to make Kansas City their next home for many years. Diode sold a portion of the technology park to Meta in late 2020 and has worked with them to continue to develop the technology park with road and site access improvements. Diode will continue to develop the remainder of the site for future hyperscale data center developments.
“We are very excited Meta has chosen Kansas City as the new location for their data center campus and in particular, the Golden Plains Technology Park,” said Brad Hardin, President of Diode Ventures. “We look forward to seeing Kansas City advance its technology and innovation agenda by adding a major technology player to the community."
A hyperscale data center campus like Golden Plains Technology Park is a foundational development to innovative technology hubs like Kansas City, and it will continue to support jobs and STEM opportunities for the community.
About Diode Ventures
Diode Ventures is a developer of energy and data infrastructure, serving the commercial, industrial and technology sectors. With our partners, we offer our clients development services including site selection, capital assembly, project financing, EPC and O&M. Diode Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Black & Veatch with a global presence in over 100 countries. To learn more, visit www.diodeventures.com.