Austin: A 1.4 Million-square-foot Data Center Campus Outside Austin, Texas In Works

Feb 03, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

In Texas, a proposal for four data centers has been submitted on the location of a long-proposed private airport. The application for the 'Bastrop Project' data center was submitted to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) this month. The application is for a new construction of "four evaporative facilities, one warehouse, and one office building." The $10 million project will be 1,420,000 square feet. 

The geographical address is 5310 Weatherstone Circle in Sugar Land, a Houston suburb in Fort Bend County, but the petition also names Bastrop County outside Austin as the site of the project. As the landowners for the Bastrop site are listed as Central Airport Texas, LLC, the Bastrop project looks feasible. 
The Central Texas Airport (CTA) was a proposed airport southeast of Austin in Bastrop County on land near the confluence of Farm to Market Roads 969 and 1704. 

The 1,500-acre privately-owned airport, first proposed in 2010 by Carpenter & Associates, Inc., would accommodate up to 250 private and commercial aircraft on its 7,200-foot runway. As part of a "Eco-Merge Green Corporate Center," Toshiba planned to construct a 9.9MW solar farm at the site.